CD Release: Dreaming in the Well of Slow Shadows by Seren Ffordd

We at Hypnos are very excited to bring you our first new CD release after an extended hiatus!

Dreaming in the Well of Slow Shadows is a new long-form piece from one of our favorite Ambient music artists. Based in Wales, Seren Ffordd has previously released many albums on the the Umbra label, several of which were later reissued on our own Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint. He also collaborated with the late ambient master Oöphoi on their album The Martian Chronicles, released by Hypnos in 2011.

Of his latest recording, Seren Ffordd says:

Some music arrives quickly – almost completing itself. However this album has not been like that, taking it’s own time, requiring periods of patience and silent waiting.

The title ‘Dreaming In The Well Of Slow Shadows’ was inspired by the seemingly endless well of imagination out of which we create art, music, ideas, civilisations….The slow depths from which formless and incoherent energies arise and take on shape, form as they are birthed into the world.

It was a number of years before the ‘Well’ first found its voice as the recorded sounds of a visiting friend’s harp playing began to take shape and form in the studio.

The album is composed almost completely from transformed and sculpted harp with minimal addition of other sounds to add to the sonic textures, patterns and shiftings… The album is a long-form single track that moves slowly and deeply while shimmering like a mirage, the textures and tones drifting over time.

Dreaming in the Well of Slow Shadows is packaged in our new CD release format, a plastic-free eco-wallet, rather than a digital or jewel case.

The Hypnos team hopes you will enjoy this deep and rich soundscape, and we look forward to bringing you more ambient, drone and minimalist recordings in the near future.

Track listing with mp3 sample clips:
Dreaming in the Well of Slow Shadows is a continuous 75 minute track, so we have provided below representative clips selected from throughout the extended piece.

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Dreaming in the Well of Slow Shadows is now available at our SoundSwim store for $9.99.

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