Category: Hypnos Web Site Updates

Increased Shipping Charges Effective Jan 27, 2013

The US Postal Service, the carrier Hypnos uses for 100% of mail order shipments, has announced significant increases to postal rates effective Sunday, January 27, 2013. More detail can be found HERE. There are small, routine increases for domestic shipping, but the costs to ship outside the US are approximately double!

This escalation in shipping costs is going to radically change the environment for everyone involved in international mail order.

A European customer can now order 2-3 CDs from Hypnos and pay $6 total shipping. We will now need to charge at least $10-11 for this.

In the past, the same European customer could order 10 or 20 CDs from us and pay $11 maximum shipping per order. We set it up this way to encourage people to order more CDs, even though it would cost us more to ship them than $11. We’ll have to change this. Now, if someone in Europe ordered 20 CDs it would cost us $60 to send them! We can’t charge only $11 for shipping, if it’s going to cost us $49 more than that to ship! The money we make from an order of 20 CDs is obviously not enough to cover this huge loss on shipping cost.

I’m afraid the days of our “flat rate” or simple “split-rate” shipping are over. We’ll have to change our overseas shipping rate to something not only more expensive, but more complicated. We have always been willing to lose a little bit of money on shipping charges in order to make the order process more convenient for our customers. We trust our customers will understand the reason we must increase rates soon, but we’re aware it will become less cost effective for our overseas customers to obtain music from Hypnos because of this increase.

The specifics of the new postage rate plan for the Hypnos Online Store will be announced this weekend, but in the mean time, we encourage our international customers to today or tomorrow to get the lower shipping rates.

Places of Motility Updated Listing

Our listing for Places of Motility by Jeff Greinke has just been updated with and MP3 samples and additional info.

LINKS:

Jeff Greinke – Places of Motility – Informational Listing

Hypnos Store Listing – Places of Motility for $8.99

If you’re not sure you want to visit the links but still want to hear samples, here’s a track listing with MP3 sample clips:

Track listing including MP3 samples:
Uprising
Suspended in Darkness
Centuries Passed
Billowing Smoke
Fallacy of Peace in Our Time
Unfamiliar Voices
A Dank Place
Polarities
Spoken With Authority
Oceanic Lift
Dropped
Swayed
Travelling Secrets *bonus*
The Well *bonus*
Cirrus *bonus*

Update for Modell & Mantra’s Sonic Continuum

Sonic Continuum by Rod Modell and Michael Mantra is the latest of our earlier releases updated with added information, reviews, and MP3 samples.

LINKS:

Rod Modell & Michael Mantra – Sonic Continuum – Informational Listing

Hypnos Store Listing – Sonic Continuum for $8.99

If you’re not sure you want to visit the links but still want to hear samples, here’s a track listing with MP3 sample clips:

Sonic Continuum tracks listing (with extended MP3 sample clips):
Vitamin M –
Vitamin K –
(total playing time about 70 minutes)

Viridian Sun – Solar Noise Updated

Solar Noise by Viridian Sun is the latest of our earlier releases updated with added information, reviews, and MP3 samples.

LINKS:

Viridian Sun – Solar Noise – Informational Listing

Hypnos Store Listing – Solar Noise for $8.99

If you’re not sure you want to visit the links but still want to hear samples, here’s a track listing with MP3 sample clips:

Track listing with MP3 sample clips:
01 Solan Solar N Sol
02 Voxuua Soexis
03 Serere
04 Nervous Eclipse
05 Radiat

David Tollefson – New Eyes… CD Listing Updated

We’ve just updated the listing for David Tollefon’s debut album New Eyes on the Universe with more information, reviews and MP3 samples.

LINKS:

David Tollefson – New Eyes on the Universe – Informational Listing

Hypnos Store Listing – New Eyes on the Universe for $8.99

If you’re not sure you want to visit the links but still want to hear samples, here’s a track listing with MP3 sample clips:

Tracks listing (with new MP3 sample clips):
01 Palomar
02 Painted Sky
03 Some Light from the Heavens
04 Phase (Travel)
05 Tempel
06 Empyrean
07 Vanishing Lines 1
08 You Are Almost There
09 Vanishing Lines 2
10 Voien
11 Planetal
12 Mandala
13 Movement Within a Frame
14 Imminent Departure
15 New Eyes on the Universe