Now that I think of it, Mathias Grassow got a raw deal as well by being denied a Hypnos release. Never understood why Hypnos would not put out even ONE Grassow disc yet release stuff by virtual unknowns in droves. If the "Path of White Clouds" reissue ever comes out on Hypnos I'll eat my words. But until then...
I suppose if you want to make assumptions without understanding the situation, you could say Mathias got a "raw deal" from Hypnos. I remember the situation differently.
I assume you're talking about "The Last Bright Light" by Mathias and Jim Cole, which we planned to release years ago on Hypnos. I even designed a cover, did all the layout and everything. This was at a time of a lull between Hypnos releases (I don't remember specifically why there was a delay), and Mathias and Jim became impatient and decided to withdraw the planned release and give it to another label. There were no hard feelings on my part, though I can't tell you if the artists feel there was some kind of "raw deal." Delays happen with very small record labels, sometimes. I don't know if the release of TLBL worked out well for them, or not. I don't believe either Cole or Grassow released anything with Atmoworks again after that, at least.
As for "Path of White Clouds," though, I view that as more of an "Oophoi and friends" release rather than a Grassow-driven project. That's nothing against Mathias, and I'm not trying to imply anything about the relative importance of the input of the various artists -- it's just that it's a project brought to me by Gigi, not by Mathias.
The reason for the most recent delays with Hypnos releases is very simple. We completely re-worked our approach packaging last year, which took a bunch of time. Then we re-worked it again, because enough people disliked what we did with "Infinite In All Directions" and the "Daylight Slowly" reissue. Also, we have ended our relationship with the CD manufacturing company with which we had done at least sixty releases. So there has been a period of time dealing with a new design, and seeking out new manufacturing options.
Honestly, Drone On, sometimes people come up with the weirdest theories, and ascribe ill will in places where none really exists.