December new arrivals from Silentes

Just received a wonderful big box of CDs from the Italian label Silentes, and added these to the Hypnos Store. Not just the new items above, but many re-stocks as well.

Maurizio Bianchi and Maor Applebaum – Mene Teqel Farsin
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Storms of cosmic energy, boiling and gurgling electronic fluxes, sonic masses made of monolithic and impenetrable drones, visions of smoky afterdeath landscapes, scorching and infernal‚ A neverending tunnel with no way out, a sense of deep anguish, of desolation and resigned impotence that lead the dark journey from the beginning to the end of this hallucinatory path…
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Maurizio Bianchi & Craig Hilton – PU 94
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Extremely dark atmospheres, restless and dramatic. Sharp masses of metallic noises cleave pulsating substrates of low frequencies, mixed with magmatic agglomerates of more processed sounds of an unrecognizable nature. Moments of stasis and apparent quietness. Handfuls of minutes of an unutterable, hanging and distressing tension. Sudden showers of vibrant frequencies that emerge from nowhere and bury everything under an heavy and devastating sonic mantle. A real masterpiece of incredibly dark and subterranean music….
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Maurizio Bianchi & Jan-M. Iversen – Rekviem MB-JMI
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
A classic minimal ambient album; just one long track, a bit obscure, of a static nature but unarrestable as a matter of fact and slowlydeveloping, built with layers of soft and round sounds, heavily processed and effected, whose origin seems to be an organ….
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Maurizio Bianchi – Ludium
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
A long and almost solemn track built with reverberated piano notes, a slow and rhythmical flow leaned on a background made of clashing hisses and vague, distant, rustling ambient noises. A brief interval based on obscure drones moving in circles, inexorably entangled on themselves. Another long piano-based track, this time more dilated, confused, ethereal and prim, so much that it takes the distinguishing features of an indecipherable sonic mass, abstract and booming, estranging, deep and psychedelic…
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Nimh – Travel Diary
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Finally collected on a single CD and released in a completely re-edited and re-mastered version enriched with new sounds and parts, Silentes presents all the music created by Giuseppe Verticchio/Nimh during 2001/2002 using ethnic instruments only and in a totally unconventional way, with the addition of
treated/processed field recordings. A real challenge beyond every stylistic and geographical border; an original and evocative dark-shaded ethnic-electronic-ritual music, born from the voice of ancient and often unknown traditional ethnic instruments mostly collected in the Far East, without using synthesizers and any other electronic/synthetic source at all. An absolute original, unpredictable and unrepeatable….
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Nimh – Krungthep Archives
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Nimh (Giuseppe Verticchio) returns as a solo artist in his newest release, rediscovering the sounds of his oriental ethnic instruments, collected in he Far-East, mainly in Thailand. The recordings are often submerged with electronic sounds, drones, voices, urban noises, field-recordings, loops, rhythmic fragments, lively and dynamically reached sound waves. Otherwise, sometimes the traditional instruments own natural sounds emerge, giving life to suggestive and catching semi-acoustic soundscapes. All the contrasts of a geographical universe perpetually suspended between ancient cultures and an out of control modernism, perfectly translated in in music by a careful and sensible expert of those places and cultures….
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Under the Snow – Delta
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Extended sonic fluxes of synthetic nature mixed with delicate acoustic and electric guitars chords and riffs, crowd noises, indefinite and fading melodic spots of unknown origin, feedbacks, echoes, pulsations, vibrations, cracklings, rustling waves in continuous movement… But also sudden pauses, unpredictable and improbable inserts of folk blues radio transmissions, crystal clear water sounds, static, wrapping and dramatic electronic weaves, metallic tickings. An extraordinary range of sounds and atmospheres for this new, challenging and really particular experimental-explorative project by Stefano Gentile and Gianluca Favaron…
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Enrico Conglio / Under the Snow – Dialogue One
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Nearly an hour of music, equally divided between the relaxing and ambient atmospheres enhanced with experimental elements created by Enrico Coniglio, and the low-fi/rough sounds and atmospheres crafted by Under the Snow (Stefano Gentile and Gianluca Favaron) – not so different but with a more dramatic, tense and hypnotic doom – built on deep drones stratifications, often hard and cutting, with a wide collection of noises, electronic hassles, whisperings, concrete moments… A perfect join-venture, a mix among two different music projects that gather coherence and inspiration to sustain a split album that showcases a not to be missed fusion of styles among the involved artists, oriented on parallel patterns and clearly increasing the value of their own personal and somehow different sonic directions….
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Le Masque – Fu Languore
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $11.99)
After several years of silence, LE MASQUE are back with a brand new mini album (23 minutes) of unreleased music… and there are simply no words to describe their poetry. Musically speaking, it is a return to some of the atmospheres we heard on albums like Il Signor Gustavo Coscienza or La Memoria di Venere, showcasing an acoustic approach and their usual poems that are simply stunning….
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Opium/Sostrah Tinnitus – Stain
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Warm, involving, deep and penetrating… Flowing sound patterns, vibrating drones permeated by a discreet sense of tension, evolving in dark, obscure, foggy, nocturnal atmospheres, violated by raven voices, mysterious noises and sounds of metal objects in motion… And then concrete noises, confused and elusive melodies,
feeble light flashes, buried echoes of human voices, distant whispers, sudden passages of rough sounds, undefined nuisances, subliminal and hypnotic sequences…
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Faryus and Vadim Bondarenko – Quiet Songs from Misty Places
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Frail and delicate ambient atmospheres, clusters of rarefied piano notes lying on discreet drones, soft and evanescent clarinet riffs, suggesting
and catching natural sounds… Light and ethereal pastel-colored musical plots… Eight tracks, one hour of suspended and quiet sonic passages….
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Gianluca Becuzzi [In]visible Fields (2CD)
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $19.99)
Invisible Fields is collection of tracks created in order to non-compositional works: sound and video installations, theatre performances, live set. The first CD includes five tracks from various installations and theatre pieces: FOR E.A.P. is a reworked audio section for a theatre piece based on Edgar Allen Poe novel,
The Pit and the Pendulum. The Cage is a performance made for the art exhibition Strade Bianche. Gianluca Becuzzi played into an etruscan barrel, a big empty aviary, scraping and beating it. Radio Trans It was composed for an installation by Pietro Riparbelli / K11 entitled Camera Sonora for 4 Radiodramas presented at eXperimenta 02.
Water Memories is the title of a site specific work presented at eXperimenta 03. Breaths is the soundtrack of a series of video portraits by Francesco Arena. The second CD includes the long title track (In)visibility, a semi-improv electroacoustic live set. The performance was created with a laptop playing a backing track (field-recordings, processed frequencies, concrete sounds) and objects (paper and stones of different form and size.)…
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Z’EV – The Deep Path
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
A monumental album, three impressive tracks in which Stefan Joel Weisser, a.k.a Z\’EV, legendary avantgarde experimental artist, master of percussions and live performer of worldwide fame, collects and exhibits all his bravest and incredible sonic solutions, mixing and alternating enormous, deep and sometimes exploding and devastating sound masses based on low frequencies, noisy metallic sounds, gong and cymbal stratifications… All channeled in resonant time tunnels, where every sonic element has infinite decay, entangled through suggestive cyclic echoes and reverberations mixing and completing with the other sonic weaves, for an absolutely unique listening experience…
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Lullabier – Verita rivestite d\’ombra
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Delicate and fragile dreaming atmospheres, melodic and hypnotic ambient light sparks, sonic landscapes both semi-acoustic and then close to shoegaze, introspective lyrics almost whispered by a simple and gentle voice, mainly based on evocative and shiny, delicate, and dilated electric guitar riffs laid on discreet
rhythmic backgrounds, sometimes simply backed by acoustic guitar chords, in a singer-songwriter mood….
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Claudio Rocchetti – Every Live is Problem Solving
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
A suggestive gallery of abstract images, confused fragments of life and real living experiences, sights of urban landscapes… Noisy and electronic interferences, mechanical machines movements, concrete noises, low frequences fluxes, hissing sounds, interferences, but also melodic acoustic guitar pieces, human voices and other field recordings… A brave, uncompromising and heterogeneous decomposed mosaic of avantgarde sound art beyond time, beyond any point of view and any geometric coordinates…
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Sacher Pelz / Amun Cell – Hibakusha
(Amplexus/Silentes category)
(Price: $13.99)
Cyclic loops agglomerates resting on static drones intertwined by flashes of electronic frequencies; algorithmic manipulations of undefined sound materials moved by bouncing delays and recurring panoramic space variations; a sequence of metallic waves in continuous tonal variation, heavy dissonances and sonic
stratifications in progressive and pseudo-randomic composition/decomposition; desolate silences corrupted by resounding echoes of entangled electric rhythmic impulses…
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