Category: Hypnos Web Site Updates

CD Sale: Foundry Label Category

The Size of the Hypnos Store

Just an item of interest, as I mentioned trying to cut down the number of items we move over to the new online store. I checked the store database and there’s a total of 1,587 items in the product database. Many of these are inactive (no longer in stock), but actually there have been several items we have completely deleted from the database when we closed them out — so the actual number of items we have ever had for sale is probably more near 2,000. Wow!

In the old days of Hypnos mail order, I printed a catalog on paper, folded and stapled it, and mailed it to people with an order form they could fill out and mail in with a check. At first, there were so few items sold this way that I included a cover image (black and white, laser printed, but it was something) of every single CD in the catalog. A little while later, the “hot sellers” and Hypnos label items still had cover images, but the rest were just text summaries.

It’s incredible to think there have been so many different items for sale through the Hypnos store through the years! I certainly don’t want to move 1,587 items over to the new store.

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.


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:
Suspended in Darkness
Centuries Passed
Billowing Smoke
Fallacy of Peace in Our Time
Unfamiliar Voices
A Dank Place
Spoken With Authority
Oceanic Lift
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.


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)