For over 35 years, the German-born musician STEPHAN MICUS has traveled the world — absorbing exotic cultures, collecting traditional ethnic instruments, and adapting them to his own brand of cross-cultural contemplative music. After 21 albums since 1976, it's a singular body of work, unmatched in its originality, creativity, beauty, and depth.
Working completely alone, MICUS is able to spend as much time as he likes researching, playing, and recording to meet his own exacting standards. Only then, at intervals of two to four years, does he release a new album. "Uncompromising" hardly touches it.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, our second retrospective of the music of STEPHAN MICUS, called TOWARDS THE WIND.
We'll concentrate on his releases over the last 10 years, including our title album TOWARDS THE WIND from 2002, LIFE from 2004, ON THE WING from 2006, SNOW from 2008, BOLD AS LIGHT from 2010, and from 1997, THE GARDEN OF MIRRORS.