Mind over Matter – On the wings of the wind


Released: 2004 By AD Music

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  1. Crossing Jamuna River (Balloonflight Of Our Fantasy) [10:59]
  2. Mountain Thunder [14:53]MP3 soundclip of Mountain thunder [3:00]
  3. Journey To Brittany [14:37]
  4. Fullmoon Desert [12:07]
  5. Cloud Ghosts [11:48]

Incl. 16 page booklet

Additional information

Weight 105 g



Jewel Case

7 reviews for Mind over Matter – On the wings of the wind

  1. Bert Strolenberg / Sonic Immersion

    On the Wings of the Wind” is the first Mind over Matter– cd on Klaus own label. The concept of the album is gas ballooning and the uplifting experiences and feelings which occur during the sky-high journeys.
    This subject as such isn’t that new

  2. A.P / USA

    Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, aka MoM, has offered up on this album a rare and beautiful work of cosmic, celestial music. The evocative, flowing soundscapes that he conjures up pure musical magic. Enchanted by the whispers of exotic instruments and guitar embellishments, the level of consciousness is raised seven levels higher than the earthly realm.
    Listen and ascend.

    2004. A.P / USA

  3. Stephan Schelle / MOONHEAD

    Die CD hat das Thema Ballonfahren. Neben Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, der auf dem Album Tasteninstrumente, Gitarren und Sitar spielt, wirkt noch Volker Kuinke an Soprano-, Alto-, Tenor und Bass-Recorder mit. Volker hat Klaus auch die Idee zum Thema des Albums geliefert, denn er hat schon zig Gasballonfahrten unternommen und ist unter Anderem zweifacher Gasballon-Europameister. Auf seinen Reisen hat er viele Fotos geschossen, von denen einige sehr atmosphrische Beispiel in dem 16seitigen Booklet enthalten sind. Auerdem sind dort reichliche Informationen zu den einzelnen Stcken abgedruckt.

    Die CD beginnt mit dem Stck Crossing Jamuna River. Erst hrt man eine Art Gequake oder Gezirpe von Tieren

  4. Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

    This Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock project was inspired by his travels via hot air balloon. Not surprisingly, the end product is largely a floating, drifting affair. As usual with his Mind Over Matter moniker, there are tinges of eastern influences, most notably the beautiful recorder playing of Volker Kuinke, who is also a world-class balloonist.

    Kuinkes recorder is prominent early on, as the dreamy Crossing Jamuna River” opens the CD. Adding more ethnic influences is Indian tanpura. It is a subtle

  5. Andy Garibaldi / GB

    First brand-new studio album in ages for Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock‘s Mind Over Matter with his Ultimate Digital Mellotron”

  6. Sylvain Lupari / Canada

    Delicate soundscapes open Crossing Jamuna River (Balloonflight Of Our Fantasy)’ with singing insects which charm on lapping water. With such a title and the inner sleeve that goes in it, we easily guess that we fly over the Jamuna River, by one peaceful moment that gives us the chance to hear the wind as far as it can’t interfere. The synth floats among the marvellous breaths of a recorder. The peace of the atmosphere, the fusion between the flute and synth on sitar chords is a unique moment of appeasement which extends our vision far away boring the horizon. Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock is in paradise. As high as the clouds, him and his flutist companion Volker Kuinke, twice European Gasballooning Champion, furrow the heights of Asia in search of inspiration. And on this first track, we are with them. We close our eyes and the connection is made. We have the feeling to be there, that we also see the images that their music describes so well – tenderness and amazement – a great inspired track.
    It is with astonishing thunders that Mountain Thunder begins, a tribal spirit title with tabla percussion that floats on rich Mellotron layers to lascivious movements.
    The noise of flowing water mixes with the magic breaths of Volker Kuinkes flute, on the Journey to Brittany intro. A celestial voice rises among this transition, half animal, half human, it moults itself in ethereal breaths, as synthetic passages that the wind raises at the top of clouds. Floating, with melodious fluty harmonies Journey to Brittany owes its beauty to its environment. A strange tic-tac emerges from an insects concerto that a tiny shimmering swirl half buries.Fullmoon Desert becomes a superb melody on an atonic movement, stuffed of chimes and scintillating serpentines of harmonious keys which twist with tenderness.
    Cloud Ghosts opens on drones which join to soft flute breaths, rocked by synthetic pads, hardly mutable, this slow procession progresses on a beautiful sensual bass which undulates an animated intonation of fine tabla percussion. Cloud Ghosts is a beautiful title of a nostalgic softness that a beautiful flute oversize the beauty on splendid synthetic layers that blow in an environment with hostile murmurs.

    On the Wings of the Wind is a whole musical voyage where MIND OVER MATTER traces a romantic portrait of a planet end that our eyes will undoubtedly never see, but that our ears will have seen, thanks to the perspicacity of MIND OVER MATTER.

    2007. Sylvain Lupari / Canada

  7. Perry Moree / NL

    The last year released a studio album of his band Mind over Matter was 1998. After this album, called Avatar, Klaus was involved in many projects, of which his activities as Cosmic Hoffmann were most noticeable.
    Together with keyboard player Stephen Parsick Klaus released two albums on his own Heart & Mind label (Beyond the Galaxy in 1998 and Shiva Connection in 2000).
    Both albums were considered sensational in the electronic scne: not only were they filled with astounding Berliner Schule sequencers, but the intensity and the quality of music and production caused many a fan of electronic music to realize that there was still hope in the gradually declining EM-scene.The question of course was what Klaus next project would be.
    In the year 2000 he released another live album by Mind over Matter (Under the Stars, recorded in 1999) and also two DVDs were finished. These DVDs (Asia and ) included wonderful images (photographs and films) of Klaus voyages in Asia accompanied by previously released studio-tracks of Mind over Matter.
    The second DVD contains an interesting extra: a 1997 live version of Dreamy Kathmandu”. Next to this Klaus appeared as welcomed session musician with other bands like Solar Project

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