(all September 2010 news updates are combined to one entry below)
New releases and re-stocks from the always excellent Infraction label, just added to the
Hypnos Store inventory.
| Concert Silence
(Price: $13.99) Concert Silence is a collaboration between Charles Buckingham and Matthew Cooper, currently both residing in Portland, Oregon. An ongoing
conversation between the two began in 2004 when they met over a shared interest in live sound manipulation. 09.22.07 was the first major outcome of
discussions regarding symbiotic cultures and their implications to music. A live performance set up was designed, allowing each player to have equal input
and manipulation control, (which can be seen in a diagram within the artwork of the album)….
| Concert Silence – Rain Furniture
(Price: $13.99) With Rain Furniture, Charles Buckingham and Matthew Cooper wanted to explore a new and different musical territory than previously traveled, while still using the audio set up from 09.22.07. As a companion piece to the full length, Rain Furniture engages a more raw energy….
| Ben Fleury-Steiner – Keep a Weather Eye Open
(Price: $13.99) From the inset,Tender is the opaque morning the scene has been set on Keep a Weather Eye Open into a Bryars-esque dip into the sunken Titanic. Gently clattering china on a slow drop to the bed of the ocean, faint light filtering through. The band plays on, the notes become submerged & eventually a hymnal drone emerges repeating over and over in slow cycles. This is not the end however, as unlike the ill-fated Vessel of Sleep, this work re-emerges to the surface and into hazy light.
Roughly 2 years in the making, KAWEO is presented in a digipak with a 12 page color booklet in an edition of 900 copies. KAWEO was mastered by Robert Rich…
Just got a cool new item, an Ambient Temple of Imagination release on the Plague label, added to the
Hypnos Store today.
| ATOI – Ambient Temple Of Imagination
(Price: $13.99) Limited edition, housed in A5-jacket. Over 70 minutes of ritual kabbalistic trance. ATOI member Seofon says: It’s the ATOI disc that I’ve always
wanted to see released. Featuring Johannes Ayres (IAO Core), Joshua Maremont (Thermal), Stephen Kent, Roy Robinson (23 Degrees), vidnaObmana and
Mark Wayne (E.A.R.)…
We just received a bit box of restocks from the Dataobscura and Blue Oasis labels, as well as one new item, now available on the
Hypnos Store today.
| Nunc Stans – We Leave Without Speaking
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99) We Leave Without Speaking is a single, 72 minute piece of expansive and deeply involving atmospheric ambience that wanders an enigmatic world of its own making, seamlessly flowing through a variety of rich sonic palettes and absorbing soundworlds. A work of considerable beauty, with an underlying sense of forlorn isolation and longing. A mature and sophisticated continuation of the Nunc Stans legacy.
Performed by Anthony Paul Kerby, spring 2010, using various synthesisers, guitar, treated piano, field recordings, and digital processing…