On Govi’s fourth solo album, melodies flow freely from his many guitars. Bright steel string, elegant Spanish, and tasteful electric guitars are set to carefree tropical percussive rhythms. From the wide-eyed innocence of “In Wonder,” to the flamenco-spiced high spirits of “Abundance” and “Viva La Vida,” Passion & Grace overflows with a life-affirming joy and deeply felt sensitivity guaranteed to soothe the soul and uplift the spirit.
Heart of a Gypsy is a unique blend of original compositions, drawing on influences ranging from Caribbean to flamenco to the Orient. Accompanied by a variety of instruments, Govi’s distinctive guitar playing reflects joy and passion, capturing the true essence of a gypsy.
We all long for some kind of protected zone in our lives, a place to withdraw from the noise and craziness in the world, a refuge of balance and peace. Some find it in the silence of a forest, in the remoteness of mountains or the rolling waves by the seaside. Some find it in sacred places, praying or practicing meditation. Listeners all over the world tell me how my music helps them cope with the challenges of life. Please feel welcome to enter my musical Sanctuary. — Gandalf
All the dreamy qualities needed to carry you to the faraway lands of the mysterious Gandalf.” —Michael Debbage
Music being played from the very depth of the heart sometimes reflects a glimpse of the secret paradise within all of us, the boundless and eternal Lotus Land.
Gandalf’s music is inspired by the beauty of nature and by the wisdom and myths of various cultures. Magician of sounds and painter of musical landscapes, he conjures moods and magical moments that point to other realities behind the scenes in our fast-paced modern world. Austrian born Gandalf blends acoustic, electronic and spherical sounds and weaves folk elements into a symphonic structure to create his unmistakable and unique musical style.