(all May 2011 news updates are combined to one entry below)
A new item from Italy just added to the Hypnos store. Don’t judge a book by the cover, or a CD either.
| Alison Wait – Dove Esistono Solo I Ricordi
(Price: $13.99) The name and the cover art bring to mind something soft and feminine, yet this is a recording by two male ambient artists from Italy, and
is quite moody and even dark in tone. Packaged in a beautiful, glossy full-color fold-out sleeve similar to a digipak.
“Alison Wait is the gift of the past. Remembrances of long gone days. Childhood memories amplified through the glass of melancholy. A journey hand in hand with what has
Here’s the next release in our Hypnos Secret Sounds reissue series of out-of-print Seren Ffordd releases. This time, it’s Floating.
Artist: Seren Ffordd
Label: Hypnos Secret Sounds
hss32, limited cdr edition of 300
Floating is the third release in our reissue series of the out of print recordings by Seren Ffordd, an
ambient artist residing in Wales. Originally released in 2006 on the Italian label Umbra (operated by the great
Italian genius of ambient soundscapes, Oophoi) and now out of print, Floating has been reworked slightly
by Seren Ffordd for enhanced sound quality.
We have previously released Arythmia and Stellar Nurseries in this reissue series, and previously
released Seren Ffordd’s album Veils, Shadows on Hypnos Secret Sounds a few years earlier.
This limited CDR release on the Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint is available for purchase for $9.99
A few new items featuring Mark Spybey (Download, ex-Zoviet France) in his various incarnations and collaborations, added to the
| Dead Voices on Air – From Afar all Stars Spark and Glee
(Price: $14.99) Digipak Release from Dead Voices on Air, side project of Mark Spybey.
“The 14th album from this fruitful solo project by in-demand collaborator Mark Spybey (Download, ex-Zoviet-France), From Afar is fixated on space and distance. Spybey utilises them
| Dead Voices on Air – Fast Falls the Eventide (2 CD)
(Price: $16.99 2CD) “Blink twice, listen carelessly and you\’ll fail to discern the minutiae Spybey meticulously works into every one of the pieces sprawling across this 2-CD set’s eminent
domain. Spybey works hard at his art so you don’t have to: rather, as the listener, the participant, the absorber, it\’s more important to ignore categorical tags such as industrial, ambient,
soundscape, et al, and instead gorge deeply on a wriggling, sometimes confrontational puzzlebox of sounds erupting from a bevy of mysterious sources.”
| Gnome & Spybey – Beyond Willie’s Place
(Price: $15.99) Digipak Release. “Mark Spybey’s been having his way with rhythm and noise for so long that the motifs he’s ascribed over the years are practically commonplace
amongst the novice post-industrialist, or hell, the post-whatever. His is a sound that summons any number of nocturnal beasties from the ether. Throughout the last 25-plus years,
he’s plied his trade and remarkable sonic mojo both solo and in the company of many a forward-thinking electronic engineer. His collaborators include cEvin Key, Eric Pounder,
Jean-Yves Theriault, Jarboe, Mick Harris, Martin Atkins, James Plotkin, Mark Nugent, Orphx, Phil Western, David Wright, Zev Asher, Darryl Neudorf, Ryan Moore, Niels van Hoorn,
Kinder Atom, Evolution Control Committee, Chris Connelly and others. It’s as Dead Voices On Air, however, that some of his most startling ideas emerge fully-realized and
fully-armed; of course, to hear Spybey tell it, once art leaves the nest it’s up to (once again) the recipient to assume the role of engager: My work is created in isolation from
external references. That is the ideal I strive for. Only in this way is it possible to allow the listener an opportunity to create their own understanding of the music, or, as the artist
Joseph Beuys once said, One should resort to interpretation only in an emergency.”
A couple of new ones from Rapoon, of of the most popular artists on our Hypnos store. This
Dream Circle reissue is beautiful — a very special package.
| Rapoon – Media Studies
(Price: $21.99) Digipak Release. These recordings include the voice of David Icke. They reflect on the role of the media in shaping and informing opinions
(the war in Iraq for example showed the shameless use of the media by a government intent on war whatever the real facts were) and in furthering prejudices
and persecution of those who have differing views and dare to express them . In 1991 Icke was interviewed on a well known prime time chat show with the
sole purpose of public humiliation for entertainment value. There are many instances of the use of media for manipulation and propaganda and many have succumbed
to the pressures when the media has been directed against them by malevolent forces (Dr David Kelly, UN weapons inspector in Iraq) The words of David Icke are
used here in a benign and impartial way. Whatever your views about the thoughts of the man you have to admire his tenacity against the odds…
| Rapoon – Dream Circle (Special edition reissue 2010)
(Price: $21.99 limited) Beautifully produced re-issue of the very first RAPOON album from 1992, released shortly after the split from ZOVIET FRANCE; a classic of ethno-ambient industrialism.
Dark, esoteric and dense, with a lot of haunting loops, frightening whispers and subtle trance-inducing rhythms. Though it‚Äôs nearly 20 years old, it sounds fresh and actual,
as now the spiral of time made its turn bringing us closer to this point of eternal dream circle, just one level higher (or lower, who knows?) The release limited to 500 copies
comes in a mini LP-like embossed cover with inner sleeve, both printed gold-on-black…