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    This small-sized handcrafted 16GB EndTitles USB flash drive is a fast, easy way to share large files. It comes in a beautiful handmade packaging incl. 2x vinyl stickers and an album card. The molded paper pulp enclosure of the USB is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and contains an ultra-thin USB chip, secured inside a recycled plastic tray. It is renewable, bio-degradable, lightweight, and affordable! This eco-friendly flash drive is loaded with sophisticated technology; it has a chip-on-board (COB) flash memory stick in 16GB capacities. The packaging is made of silk paper and transparent plastic. Both are recycled.

    With the flash drive we deliver Wilhelm Matthies‘ «Passage» with the 26 pages digital booklet and all download versions of the album: 24-Bit WAV, 24-Bit FLAC Lossless Master Version, MP3 320kbps Compressed Version.

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Passage (for X) by Wilhelm Matthies:

A friend of mine, (who has chosen to remain anonymous) was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. A mutual friend who called me and told me about it said his treatment would be risky and tough. He told me I that I could respond as I can, maybe with a drawing, or a letter. Perhaps he could sense that it would be hard for me to know how to respond to such a very tough illness. I did have a prior experience though, a hopeful one. One of my sisters had had cancer (she overcame it) and my response to her set a precedent. I had created a musical album for her that she truly enjoyed. So I chose to make graphic compositions to be played on my mosesas. The drawings and how I would interpret them with the instruments would be analogous to passages through tough times.

I realized from my sister’s experience, that you cannot concentrate on just the gravity of the illness itself, that you do have to embrace the realness of it, but also go on living, sometimes with great lightness and joy too. The illness and its mortal threat of losing everything, creates a sharpness and appreciation for both memory and the present. Ultimately, I wish that X and others in my friend’s position will hear my musical passages filled with a sense of compassion and hope for those experiencing tough passages in their lives.

I can only say that his courage in facing mortality is an inspiration and a gift to others who have seen and heard what he has given to us as a response.

Thank you.
WM – May, 2015


released July 5, 2015

MATTHIES: Passage |Compressed Edition| is part of the Charity Plan and free of charge. If you decide to pay all proceeds will go to the Cancer Research Institute.

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