We’ve been working on a 2CD reissue of Robert Rich’s landmark album Trances & Drones. The album is going into production this week, so we should have an expected release date soon.
Here’s a sneak peak at the cover. We wanted to incorporate the circular calligraphic figure that appeared on the covers of the first two versions of Trances & Drones, while at the same time giving it a different feel.
As with the recent Sunyata & Inner Landscapes reissue, this will be a special package – two CDs in a 6-panel digipak, plus an 8-page full-color booklet insert.
This album was an important formative influence to my own ambient recordings as M. Griffin, and also to my philosophical approach to the genre as founder of Hypnos Recordings. It’s no exaggeration when I say the opportunity to release this music on Hypnos is among the most satisfying of all my endeavors as a label owner.