Category: Hypnos Web Site Updates

Beta-Testing Our Download Store

We’re done with internal testing, and preparing to enter the beta testing stage of our download store. We need make-believe customers to help us out by making some test purchases, in exchange for some free downloads.

If you’re comfortable and familiar with the process of buying downloadable music from online stores, able to make payment with credit card and/or Paypal (payments will be refunded 100% during the test period), and willing to offer feedback on aspects of the store that worked or didn’t work for you, let us know. We don’t need a detailed analysis of the store’s design or function… just let us know if anything didn’t work as expected. If it all goes great, that’s OK too. You still get to keep the music.

We don’t need dozens of people — a few will do — and preference will be given to individuals already known to us, such as Hypnos customers, Hypnos Forum members, or friends of the “real” or Facebook variety.

Changes Coming – Downloads and More

We’ll have some exciting changes coming soon, primarily related to our first digital download store. As soon as we finish up beta testing, we’ll be opening the door to the public. Though we plan a sort of “soft open” for the store, with just a few products available at first, we plan to steadily ramp up and increase our offerings.

We’ll start out by offering a handful of Hypnos titles for download, then increase the Hypnos (and Binary and Hypnos Secret Sounds) offerings until most of those are listed.

After that, we look forward to offering digital downloads from other labels, starting with some of the music we already sell on CD in our Hypnos Online Store. Again, we’ll start small and gradually ramp this up.

The next phase after that, perhaps most exciting of all, is when we start selling downloads from other labels and artists not currently represented in our store. We envision our store becoming a hub for ambient, electronic and experimental music, with a mix of CD and download items. While physical space requirements keep us from offering more than 1,000 or so titles on our Hypnos Online Store, digital downloads don’t take up any physical space, so we might end up offering thousands of titles.

Here’s to the future! We’ll have more specific news very soon.

Giveaway Winner!

Hey everybody,

Our CD giveaway winner is DAVE GOFF. Congrats, Dave! Shoot us an email with your address to:, and we’ll get your prize in the mail for you.

Thanks to everyone who entered, stay tuned for more contests and other interesting stuff!


Hypnos Contest – Win a Free CD!

Hey everybody, Lena here!

To celebrate my promotion, I thought I’d do a little giveaway contest, so here we go:

“Like” us on Facebook (just click on the Facebook icon here to go to our page) and share this post to your wall to have a chance to win our latest Hypnos release, the beautiful reissue of Robert Rich’s “Trances and Drones.”

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Robert Rich – Trances & Drones (2CD)
2013. Hypnos is pleased to collaborate with Robert Rich on this deluxe reissue of Rich’s out of print classic ambient drone work.

Originally released on cassette individually three decades ago, Trances and Drones were later released together on double-CD by Extreme (1994) and Release (2000). Our new edition, designed to be the ultimate archival version of an essential ambient/drone classic, includes a beautiful 6-panel digipak with 8-page full-color booklet insert.

See more and listen to MP3 clips here.

OR, if you’d rather have a different item, you can choose from any of our digipak CDs, (scroll down here to see our ten digipak releases.)

If you’re not on Facebook and would still like to participate, just leave a comment on the blog, and I’ll add your name to our random drawing.

The contest goes through today (Friday, October 18th), and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow, (Saturday, October 19th.)

Thanks for participating, and best of luck!