April 2010 News Archive

(all April 2010 news updates are combined to one entry below)

2010.04.08

Just a quick price revision to Steve Roach’s Live at Grace Cathedral 2-cd set on the
Hypnos Store. We misunderstood the wholesale price, so we’ve dropped our
selling price a whopping $8 from $21.99 to $13.99 on this one!

Steve Roach – Live at Grace Cathedral
(Steve Roach category)
(Price: $13.99 2cd)
An essential live recording revealing a powerful moment in Steve\’s live performance history. An extended set of
sacred sonic spaces and immersive atmospherics embrace the senses within the expanse of San Francisco\’s Grace Cathedral….
(more/buy)

2010.04.07

The latest batch of fancy new Italian imported CDs for the
Hypnos Store comes from the Hic Sunt Leones label.

Alio Die – Tempus Rei
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
CD packaged in an elegant three-sided digipack.

“An epic and intense album with two long tracks, where the usual drones and loops, zither and field recordings go deeply into an old-time surrealism.”
-equilibriummusic.com…
(more/buy)

Alio Die – Sit Tibi Terra Levis / Introspective
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
Collectible digipak printed in black on silver, in collaboration with the American graphic artist Joseph Uccello.

“Beautiful ambient sounds and textures which provide a thought provoking atmosphere. Very mysterious moods shift throughout the different tracks
presented on this CD. A subtle power, and features some excellent aural work.”
-Daniel Plunkett…
(more/buy)

Alio Die – The Hidden Spring
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
A collection of new and previously released compositions from this interesting ambient soundscape artist. Many of the tracks seem to suggest watery landscapes, with thick, murky, wave-like movement. Droning low tones, eerie chimes, as well as slightly musical synths, samples, etc. all have their place here….
Collectible digipak printed in black on silver, in collaboration with the American graphic artist Joseph Uccello….
(more/buy)
Alio Die & Zeit – Sunja
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)

“Total, lush, organic soundworlds with some live instruments. Birds, water flowing, very relaxing. Perfect for background droning.”

-ultra171 / www.discogs.com…
(more/buy)
Stefano Scala – Impermanence
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
The magic of the cult and traditions of the country with highest peaks in the world accompany us in this journey,on a mountain pass, walking along the pathways of the rarefied Himalayan atmosphere,escorted by a convoy of mules or yaks. Sounds can be heard of the wind and rain, voices,songs and steps of nomads of Impermanence. An album that displays different acoustic instruments,harmonic chant,percussions,flutes,rattles and bells,and field recordings….
(more/buy)
Aglaia – Reverberant Skies
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
Reverberant Skies follow eleven steps to the cosmic horizon. A meditative sound-flux, to connect with the interior skies, or to the sky we can see from the earth, in a brilliant night full of stars….
(more/buy)
Aglaia – Naked Movements
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
Twelve essential tracks, direct and minimal. Ascetic and natural. The places that are described here should be like a nocturnal snowfall, or a sultry and hot summer afternoon, the rolling of air on a lake\’s shore√¢‚Ǩ¬¶ or a simple movement of leaves. It is the artist\’s sensibility that translate the reflective and subtle emotions into the fragile poetry of sounds….
(more/buy)
Aglaia – White Maps
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
White Maps is a flowing sonic-flux in 5 tracks. It displays a beautiful spectrum of circular wave-sounds with a rich range of dynamic frequencies….
(more/buy)
Alio Die – Aura Seminalis
(Hic Sunt Leones category)
(Price: $13.99)
CD packaged in an elegant three-sided digipack.

“Gregorian style chants are successfully incorporated into Musso\’s customary drones comprised of field recordings, acoustic instruments, and electronic processing, giving this disc a particularly reverent ambience.”

- Pauldient / Discogs.com…
(more/buy)

2010.04.06

A single new
Hypnos Store arrival from Steve Roach today, along with a number of other
re-stocks.

Steve Roach – Live at Grace Cathedral
(Steve Roach category)
(Price: $13.99 2cd)
An essential live recording revealing a powerful moment in Steve\’s live performance history. An extended set of
sacred sonic spaces and immersive atmospherics embrace the senses within the expanse of San Francisco\’s Grace Cathedral….
(more/buy)

2010.04.05

Last week we added a bunch of new stuff from the Databloem label to the
Hypnos Store and today, it’s the Dataobscura label. The two labels were
formerly partners, and now they operate independently and just have similar names. Databloem is the one from The Netherlands, and
Dataobscura is the one from Canada.

Pleq – Our Words are Frozen
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99 cdr)
A moody infusion of grainy ambient, subtle glitch, and minimal industrial soundscapes….
(more/buy)
The Winterhouse – Sanctuary
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99 cdr)
Sanctuary, the third Winterhouse collaboration, will entrance with its deep, flowing textures and rich expressive details. The five long pieces seem to engage cinematically, drawing sonic vistas and sending the listener drifting on excursions of discovery. Rich drone bases overlaid with strings, grainy pads, subtle melodies, and sonic gems of many kinds….
(more/buy)
Robert Davies – Terrestre
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99 cdr)
Terrestre (of the Earth) is an interpretation of the myriad details of a dappled and intimate earthly landscape … an understated set of pastoral meditations that reveal a very mature and consistent artistry….
(more/buy)
The Circular Ruins – Invisible Cities
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99 cdr)
A lush and addictive collection of ambient journeys and landscapes inspired by the incomparable novel Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. These works exhibit the rich organic complexity, occasional curious rhythms, and deft developments we have come to expect from The Circular Ruins. This is music for sonic immersion … and for the imagination…
(more/buy)

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