is part of the Via Mala Remix album
. The digital album, released by Everestrecords
, features beautiful ambient revisits to the infamous Via Mala trail - giving a new dimension to the original Mathon soundscapes. Jap Jap
pictures an integrative piece of music in pop style, while visiting the suspension bridge Veia Traversina. This bridge leads the listener on a trail through the magically mystic woods to finally reach Zillis. Other remixes by Mathias Grassow
and Tomas Weiss
, Emanuele Errante
, Fernando Lagreca
, Pe Lang
, Gunter Adler
, Alexandre Navarro
, Strotter Inst.
The project Mathon
is named after the same-titled place located in the Swiss Alps. For the period of one week a mobile soundstudio is installed for recording high up in the swiss mountains and guest are invited to join the musicians. The resulting soundscapes are produced afterwards in various studios and added with thematical visuals for performances.
Via Mala is a trail along the Hinterrhein in Graubuenden. A canyon with cliffs carved by its torrents, falling threehundred meters into the depth. It seems as if the mountain is broken in two. Enormous floads of meltingwater, the consistent gnawing of the river created during centuries a natural spectacle of unique beauty.
Mathon visited the place with Matu Huegli and Ronny Spiegel and turned the impressions into their second album Via Mala, which was released on Everestrecords
in 2009. Nine Remixers from all over europe musically revisited the unique place, which lead into this soundscape full of refreshing surprises.
Listen to Jap Jap's Veia Traversina remix
on Soundcloud or preview the entire album from the releasepage
Buy the album directly from the Everestrecords Shop
or iTunesMathon - Via Mala - The Remixes
01 Hohen Rätien (Mathias Grassow and Tomas Weiss Remix)
02 Hohen Rätien (Emanuele Errante Remix)
03 Carschenna (Benfay Early Morning Tarantella Remix)
04 Punt da Suransuns (Fernando Lagreca Another Bridge Remix)
05 Via Mala (Pe Lang How to Open a Mountain Remix)
06 Nihil Habeo (Alexandre Navarro Remix)
07 Via Mala (Gunter Adler Remix)
08 Veia Traversina (Jap Jap Remix)
09 Hohen Rätien (Strotter Inst. Ahnenreihe oT Remix)