Category: Hypnos Store Arrivals

Announcements of new items and re-stocks added to the Hypnos Online Store.

New Amplexus Items: Corrado Altieri, Gianluca Becuzzi, Under The Snow, etc.

Hey everyone,  we’ve added five items from Amplexus to the store for you this week, and we hope you’ll find them very interesting!


Red Sector A – Transients
–$11.99
silentes97

“Andrea Bellucci’s “Red Sector A” is probably one of Italy’s best kept secrets, and for sure the project of an author who has always preferred quality over quantity. In 1995, after hitting the European dance charts with a few successful 12″ releases, he signed to Minus Habens, the hystorical Italian label. Between 1995 and 2012 he released with them four albums of evolute electronic music, merging deep atmospheres and Techno rhythms, microsounds and Ambient-Dub, big beats and Drum’n’Bass, installing his refined aesthetics on assimilated codes. During the years Bellucci also dedicated himself to Dark-Ambient under the Subterranean Source guise, whose two CD albums were released in the U.S. by Relapse via their Desolation House imprint. He also had the merit to bring Alio Die’s music to a wider “Non-Ambient” audience with Son-Dha, a remix project centered on selected tracks culled from the Italian ambient master’s early releases. “Transients” is Red Sector A’s fifth full-length work and also the first one released by Silentes. The path traced by Bellucci in twenty years of activity is perfectly fulfilled in an album characterized, as always, by complex rhythmic textures. The quality of the music produced is remarkable, the sound is clear and well defined with the album working quite well as a whole without any single weak track. The list of guest-artists who have contributed to the greatness of this work is simply impressive and includes the following: Andrew Lagowski, Teho Teardo, Retina.it, Dean Dennis (ex Clock-DVA), Giorgio Ricci (Templezone), Eraldo Bernocchi of Sigillum S fame, and Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo of Larsen. Since we enjoyed every bit of this release it’s quite hard to pick up any favourite: the analogic waves of “Luv – 426” (with Lagowski), the cold sequences of “The Depht of Balance” (featuring Dean Dennis) and the Dub-infected “Think – L” (with Eraldo Bernocchi) are just a few examples. A total winner that will appeal to fans of labels like Minus Habens, Warp, Rephlex, etc.”
-silentes.it

A masterpiece of abstract-electronic music with a great cast of guest musicians. Andrea Bellucci craftsmanship in creating eerie soundscapes is absolutely remarkable. The production and mixing is simply stunning.
-sergiocalzoni@discogs.com

Listen to the title track from this album HERE.


Corrado Altieri / Gianluca Favaron ‎– The System Of Objects
–$11.99
silentes98

“A new collaborative effort between two prominent artists of Italy’s electronic and experimental scene, Corrado Altieri (Candor Chasma, Monosonik, Uncodified) and Gianluca Favaron (ab’she, Under The Snow, Z’been). Inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s essay of the same name, “The System of Objects” offers seven compositions combining field recordings, analogue textures, computer music and concrète sounds. Altieri e Favaron dig deep in the unconscious of the french philosopher, devising a hypothetical music score of his manifesto on the relations between objects universe and consumer society ideologies: drones and digital pulses, processed tapes and multi-layered frequencies make for a voyage to the borders of ambient, noise and radical experiments.”

-steinglang.at


Gianluca Becuzzi – Trax To Trax (2CD)
–$14.99
silentes99

“Gianluca Becuzzi is known for his projects Limbo, Kinetix and Noise Trade Company. “Trax To Trax” is a double CD that collects tracks recorded between 2006 and 2011, most of them have already appeared on compilations or on limited edition CDRs. Among the musicians who have collaborated on some of these tracks are mention Simon Balestrazzi (T.A.C., Kirlian Camera), Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions), Fabio Orsi and Pietro Riparbelli/K11. Surrounded by dark presences we enter this listening experience enjoying Gothic scenarios covered with electronics and noise, pressing and suggestively evocative, in a relentless series of images and sensations, in the emotional crescendo of a close confrontation with our inner world. Comes in an outsized gatefold sleeve.”

-coldspring.co.uk

Listen to the track, “Unspeakable” from this album HERE.


Maribor – De Immenso
–$11.99
silentes100

“Following the previous “Atrocity Exhibition”, dedicated to the figure of Girolamo Savonarola, the new monumental chapter of the Maribor collective project is finally available. Based on a concept by Stefano Gentile, this new CD is inspired by the works and life of Giordano Bruno. In addition to Stefano Gentile himself, this new work includes contributes by Maurizio Bianchi/M.B., Mauthausen Orchestra/Pierpaolo Zoppo, Nimh/Giuseppe Verticchio, Andrea Marutti and Gianluca Favaron. Almost 80 minutes of driving and all-involving music where bleak and dark atmospheres alternates with consuming assaults of Industrial distorted sonic masses, cinematic and descriptive passages enriched by detailed layers of field recordings, throbbing electronic progressions, melodic inserts, strings parts, guitar arpeggios, soft, slow and hypnotic ambient stasis… Another surprising and unmissable listening experience, for a work that once again gathers together some of the most representative artists both of the historical and of the more recent groundbreaking experimental and industrial Italian scene.”

-silentes.it

Listen to the track, “1548” from this album HERE.


Under The Snow – The Other Room
–$11.99
silentes101

“Seven ‘rooms’ described through the visual essence of sober and linear photographic black and white images, and through sonorities based on whispered and discrete synthesis, often bordering on silence, violated by occasional harshness, chimes of plucked strings, hissings, cracklings, electrical tensions, gurgles and digital creaks. An intimate and introspective path, through long and deserted corridors, entering spacious and bright rooms surrounded by white large walls, walking on reflective polished floors, cold and aseptic just like the sounds that Gianluca Favaron and Stefano Gentile chose to fill with vibrations of their spaces and architectural forms. Ltd x 300 hand-numbered copies in an outsize 6-panel sleeve, including a unique slide with each copy.”

-coldspring.co.uk

Listen to the title track from this album HERE.

New Silentes Items: Gianluca Becuzzi, T.A.C., Troum, etc.

Hey all, this week we’ve added lots of new Silentes and Silentes sub-label items to the store for you (even more than what you see here), so visit the Amplexus / Silentes section of the Hypnos online store to check them out! Some items are in extremely limited supply, so visit soon to view the full selection while everything’s still in stock.


T.A.C. – Splintered
–$11.99
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“T.A.C. sonic trip goes on through unexplored territories, forcing the borders between electronica and new psychedelic soundscapes, making room for gentle ballads merciless deconstructed …Enter now T.A.C.’s surreal and swirling world. The tribernetic shamans are back…” -soundohm.com

Listen to the track, “Rain Some Nights” from this album HERE.

Gianluca Becuzzi [Kinetix] – Memory Makes Noise –$11.99
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“Gianluca Becuzzi, for the first time, presents his work under his birth name, confining the Kinetix as an extension of his name. The Tuscan sound-artist focuses his research on electro-acoustic sounds, livening ‘Memory Makes Noise’ with throbbing concrete noises, material manipulations and deep environmental reverberations.” -coldspring.co


Machinefabriek – Dubbeltjes
 –$11.99
silentes89

“This album from Machinefabriek is a collection of tracks released in small editions or in compilations so they were, in some sense, collector’s items. As he write in the press notes the “short playing time formats […] are great to work with” as he can “experiment with and to create really focused, cristalised pieces”. In fact, rather to be a classic compilation, full 3-inch cdr or 7″ are entirely included as they are constructed as a single piece developed in movements; however they are not constructed with a complex structure but with an almost ascetic economy of means so they sound like complex pop songs. The gentle guitar notes of “Huiswerk1″ introduce the listener in a sonic world where electronic is not a synonym for coldness while “Huiswerk2″ is subtler in his use of sparse noises. “Hilary” and “Jeffery” are focused on the manipulation of trombone’s recordings but, while the first is more drone oriented, the second depicts a quiet soundscape. “Ontrafelde Tonen 1″, “Ontrafelde Tonen 2″ and “Ontrafelde Tonen 3″ are mainly focused on voice and field recordings and they reveals a parallel between tones of the voices and the resonances of the recordings. “My Funny Valentine” and “Oh Doctor Jesus” are reinterpretation of jazz classic done with an almost romantic mood. “Ax” and “Eeuw” are soundscapes developed from loops and sparse notes. “Danse Des Loops” closes this release, as the title suggests, with rhythmic knits constructed by the loops and colored by samples.” -chaindlk.com

Listen to the album preview from Machinefabriek HERE.


Desiderii Marginis – Thaw
–$11.99
silentes90

“Of the Swedish wave of Dark Ambient acts from the 1990s, Desiderii Marginis is one of the few still active and definitely one of the finest. Desiderii Marginis has created and developed its own unique sonic palette merging digital and analogue: melancholic electronica with electroacoustic elements and intravenous rhythms. Over the course of 20 years, Johan Levin released 7 full-length albums (Cold Meat Industry, Cyclic Law, Kaosthetik Konspiration). His latest offering entitled “Thaw” compiles the compilation appearances and adds 3 tracks from the “Lost Signals From Unknown Horizons” split (Beast Of Prey, 2004). On the one hand, it is simply a collection of rare tracks, but, on the other, it may serve a purpose of a “best of” album. With the chronology unaltered, it gives you the full picture of the project and its progress. It is a history lesson of the last 20 years in sonic melancholia of Desiderii Marginis.” -coldspring.co.uk

Listen to an untitled track from this album HERE.


Troum – Dreaming Muzak
–$11.99
silentes91

“Re-edition of “Dreaming Muzak”, the first full-length album that TROUM originally released on tape in 1998 and later was re-released on a limited CDR (100 copies only) in 2005. This edition is the first one on CD format. “Dreaming Muzak” is composed by two drone ambient compositions very characteristic for the TROUM style. They were created as a muzak tuning our brainwaves into the proper dreaming stadium. The following prerequisites have been accompanying the duo for many years, hence they have become their credo executed on many excellent records and gigs. “Dreaming Muzak” is an excellent introduction to the adventures with TROUM and their music. -oldeuropecafe.com

Listen to “Dreaming Muzak, Part Two” from the album HERE.


micromelancolie – It Doesn’t Belong Here
–$11.99
silentes92

”It Doesn’t Belong Here” is the first release of Robert Skrzyński aka Micromelancolié on Zoharum. It contains almost an hour of music which will appeal to fans of ambient spheres, but also to seekers of less conventional sounds. ”It Doesn’t Belong Here” is a trial at merging two worlds together: traditional praise, wedding and funeral songs with contemporary avant-garde music. With electronics, field recordings, microsamples and archival tracks available on the creative commons basis, the artist created four experimental compositions based on glitches, noises, clicks created as a result of various (often deliberate) defects. They border on the areas of ambient, drone, clicks’n’cuts, even academic music. The title track features a guest performance by Mia Zabelka – a renowned composer from Vienna, Austria, considered one of the most innovative violinist in the field of free improv.” -zoharum.bandcamp.com

LIsten to an excerpt from this album HERE.


Gianluca Becuzzi & Fabio Orsi – Muddy Speaking Ghosts Through My Machines
–$11.99
silentes93

“This is a collaboration between Fabio Orsi and Gianluca Becuzzi (Kinetix). The unexpected encounter between these different forces, experiences, and visions of these two artists melts perfectly on this album. Drones and rumors, pouring between distant voices and centenary blues songs from the Alan Lomax archive, tow off shreds of ballads, guitars and old keyboards floating on the vibrant surface of a fairy river. Rapture and sweet loss are the main sensations. This could be listed as avant folk, or experimental blues, or ambient roots, or contemporary aesthetics and aching nostalgia.” -coldspring.co.uk


Ginaluca Becuzzi – We Can Be Everywhere
–$11.99
silentes94

“We Can Be Everywhere” includes collaborations with Deison, Svart1, Retina.it as well as solo tracks by Italian ambient / electronic music artist Gianluca Becuzzi. “We Can Be Everywhere” is his best work to date. And his darkest one.” -alchembria.pl

Listen to the track, “Headless Shadows” from this album HERE.


Fabio Orsi – Find Electronica
–$11.99
silentes95

“Guitars, piano, old keyboards, field recordings, this Italian composer creates long instrumental tracks of repetitive, minimal and relaxing ambient music full of catchy melodies and hypnotic loops.” -alchembria.pl

Fabio Orsi – Endless Autumn –$11.99
silentes96

“Each new album by Fabio Orsi is an experience apart. The atmospheres created by the Apulian artist, who lives in Berlin, penetrate the smallest gaps of the cerebral cortex, just where the memory lives. “Endless Autumn” is a work that draws inspiration in its title from “Endless Summer”, by Christian Fennesz, but shines with its own light. Recorded between Taranto and Berlin, it embodies the environmental sounds that come from Puglia and German capital. Orsi captures the essence of the landscapes that he loves to observe, letting the listener fly with his mind over Apulian sunny coasts and countryside, up to German lush forests. The sounds come together naturally with melancholic and slight electronic textures and guitar melodies.”
-coldspring.co.uk

Listen to an excerpt from this album and view a wonderful fan video HERE.

New Silentes Items – KInetix, Luigi Turra, Francisco Paolo, etc.

We’ve got another batch of SILENTES  and Silentes sublabel items this week, all brand new to the HYPNOS ONLINE STORE.


Kinetix – White Rooms (2CD)
 –$14.99
kinetix

“KINETIX is Gianluca Becuzzi, electronic composer and sound artist active since the first half of the 80’s. He writes: “The artistic production of KINETIX is characterised by a strong experimental imprint, by the interest into the expressive possibilities offered by the digital technologies and by a clear aesthetic inclination towards minimalist forms and micro noises/sounds.” (from the website) Really, the music sounds like a study about a representational work of minimal art. The first CD includes 9 pieces dealing with volume of sound, time and frequencies to underline the relationship between physical space and acoustic space. Clear digital signal-buzz changes with wide open resounding drones evoking superficial sounds and three-dimensionally impressions. The 2. CD shows very reduced sounds conceived for a sound installation. Only the room is the interpreter. High frequencies circle abstract noises, playing with silence.” -soundohm.com


Kinetix – Selected E_Missions
 –$11.99
emissions

“Deep and wrapping digital soundscapes, dotted by micro-noisy granular material, resonant fields where time and space humble themselves in a single perceptive continuum. Contemporary, abstract, minimal, cold, intense and evocative drone music.”

-soundohm.com

Luigi Turra – Enso –$11.99
enso

“With Enso, Turra has conjured up an organic and contemplative three-track epic, that resonates on subsequent listenings. Infused with Japanese sonic architectures and rigorous reductionist principles, this is a deeply meditative world of gently plucked instruments, and faded atmospherics, peppered with closely focussed tinklings and crystalline shards to add texture. Best appreciated in a solitary environment, these restful pieces will bring calm to an engaged listener. Turra deploys the Japanese instrumentation of Enso with the deft production skills of Kinetix’s Gianluca Becuzzi, and there is a warm ambience to the three tracks, entitled, not surprisingly, Enso 01, 02, and 03. Turra fuses a delicate substrata of drifting tones with elegantly plucked and struck instrumentation, that is never overdriven, and devoid of unessentials. There are no grand, overblown statements here, rather a gracefully nuanced set of pieces, a work that is a striking debut for Small Voices.”

-soundohm.com


Paul Bradley & Cria Cuervos – Moraines II
–$11.99
moraines

“MORAINES II is a radical re-working of the limited cdr release MORAINES. The original recordings have been augmented, re-worked and newely mixed into an entirely different piece of music. The final result is far heavier and more substantial work that creates a light and dark relationship with the original release and is much more than a simple ‘remix’of Moraines. Andrew Liles also contributes a track that takes elements and unique contributions to twist the work into his own personal sound world.”

-soundohm.com


Judah – Judah

judah

“The second full-length from Judah who have been described as the Italian Suicide. Indeed, cold and analogue minimal electronics with really toxic and vicious vocal parts. An incredible collision between the rock’n’roll mood of the sixties and the savage punk electronic world of early Suicide.” -soundohm.com


Mauthausen Orchestra -Digression
–$11.99
diression

“After the recent reprint of ‘historical’ material collected on the ‘Sonic Deprivation’ CD (Silentes sme0930), and the collaboration with Nimh on ‘From Unhealthy Places’ (Silentes sme9032), Mauthausen Orchestra/Pierpaolo Zoppo comes back with brand new tracks and a new album where the fury and aggressiveness of his usual harsh sonorities of a Noise/Power-Electronics nature are merged with more quiet, wide and always dark ambient parts, sometimes surprising us with unexpected and undisclosed pulsating rhythmic-electronic inserts. A great album for a project that has recently born again with an unsuspected and inspired artistic vital energy.” -silentes.it


Francesco Paolo Paladino & Many Friends – The Son of Unknown Fish (CD + DVD)
–$14.99
paolo

“Thirty-year veteran of the Italian underground music scene, Francesco Paolo Paladino (A.T.R.O.X., The Doubling Riders, Nosesoul, Alio Die), offers his latest multimedia solo extravaganza to an unsuspecting public. Musically, The Son of Unknown Fish is cinematic, visceral and thoroughly engaging. By weaving spoken word elements with prog-ish compositions, Aaron Moore’s soundtracks from Paladino’s short films and found sound experimentation, Paladino tells a Darwinistic autobiography, a celebration not only of his life, but of humanity in general. As the tracks seamlessly progress, multiple moods unfold, from triumph to darkness and consistency to confusion. It’s Fellini via Instagon: unusual, provoking, fascinating. The DVD, on the other hand, reveals Paladino’s visual persona. Ranging from music videos assembled from public domain movies and NASA films to the aforementioned short films, which feature a woman in a giraffe mask playing with a weird rubber ball, they complete the full, albeit head-scratching, portrait of an artist whose work is remarkably unique. Though Francesco Paolo Paladino’s piscine heritage may be a mystery, he is proud of it nonetheless. Join him in a toast to, not only his, but all our ancestors and learn to breathe through gills again.” -Chuck Foster, bigtakeover.com


Corrado Alteiri / Gianluca Favaron – Decomposed Days
–$11.99
corrado

“DECOMPOSED DAYS is the new collaborative effort by Corrado Altieri (Candor Chasma, Monosonik, Uncodified) and Gianluca Favaron (Ab’she, Under The Snow, Zbeen), two major artist in the experimental electronic scene. Released one year after THE SYSTEM OF OBJECTS, a tribute to Jean Baudrillard, DECOMPOSED DAYS relates to the possible connections between space, time and memory, making reference to imaginary movies as well as existing ones (like Peter Greenaway’s ‘Vertical Features’). The album’s five compositions are built with a crosspollination between musique concrete, abstract noise textures, radical computer music and techno splinters, leading to surreal territories.” -soundohm.com

New Silentes Items – Hall of Mirrors, Antikatechon, Tasaday, etc.

We’ve got another batch of  newly-arrived  SILENTES items in the store for you this week, and all are priced at just $11.99 each.

Antikatechon – Privilegium Martyrii
silentes64

“Thick and spectral dark ambient, soaked with soft and flowing pads stratifications, wrapped in deep and penetrating low frequencies spires, enlightened by delicate and touching melodic inserts, profaned by echoes of reverberating metallic noises, clanging chains, circular mechanical movements, waves of indecipherable whispers, distant and suffering human voices… A great debut CD for Antikatechon, a project that showcases Davide Del Col’s eclectic personality, already the unique mind of the Ornament project, and keyman of other recent collaborative projects such as Echran and Molnija Aura.” -silentes.it


Quinto Sol – Ollintonatiuh

silentes65

“Quinto Sol was the brainchild of Faith & Disease keyboardist, the late Joaquin Tavares (d. 2006). Joaquin and co-founder Alfredo Feregrino sculpted a very brilliant “pre-Hispanic” ritual project that incorporated complex Mayan and Ancient symbolism woven into a percussive, dirge-like soundscapes. Tracks are culled from the studio and a “Day Of The Dead” live performance at the Seattle Art Museum. “Ollintonatiuh” also includes performances from F&D’s Dara Rosenwasser, Eric Cooley and Joshua Furman while members of Quinto Sol. Bonus tracks include an alternate mix of the Tavares composition “Wallow” from F&D’s CD Fortune His Sleep.” -silentes.it


Tasaday – Implosione tra le pieghe dell’anima

silentes66

“A sensational CD release of an awesome tape (originally published by MULTIPLE CONFIGURATION) that includes live tracks recorded between 1983/1984 and comes in a completely remastered edition. Tasaday are a “cult” band active since the early Eighties. Born from the merging of Die Form and Nulla Iperreale, they are probably the most eclectic and groundbreaking representative of an Italian experimental scene that used to blend elements of rock, noise, experimental and industrial music with great courage and originality. An audio document of exceptional value, this longly waited reprint of live material is also the most direct and remarkable evidence of the work of this unforgettable – and still alive and kicking – band.” -silentes.it


Emmanuel Tuts-Schiemsky ‎– Rust Voor De Stilte

siletnes67

“If you take a stylistic sampling of 1990s era Robert Rich, some Steve Roach atmospheres a little minimalism of Phillip Glass what you have is in essence a good description for this release. Its beautiful rhythmic without earth-pounding percussion and melancholy perfect for a gray raining day dripping with reflection. A gem and a one off from Emmanuel and worthy of any ambient aficionado’s collection.” -expansive09@discogs.com


Ezdanitoff – We Bring Light

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Fabio Orsi & Valentina Besegher – Hunt Me Tender

silentes69

“I put a hand over roots and leafs of trees and threaded my stare in between the openings of nature, I found you and felt the beauty slipping between my fingers, why did you ask me to go? Why did you leave me alone?” “Hunt Me Tender” is an audiovideo project by Fabio Orsi and Valentina Besegher. The work explores with super8 and sound recordings the slow steady flow of the events, lights and shadows in everyone’s life as well as a “crystallization of life”, a kind of captivity of the soul into an embalmed body. The super8 films have been taken from the family archive of the musician Fabio Orsi and edited by the visual artist Valentina Besegher, who shot the original movies of the embalmed animals in their natural habitat, the plants and the woods. Fabio Orsi uses field recording, instruments and environmental drones.” -silentes.it


Maurizio Bianchi/M.B. & Cría Cuervos – Azazel

silentes70

“Three long and “majestic” tracks where Maurizio Bianchi’s typical deep and reverberated sonorities, full of crepuscular melodies and subtle dissonances, get enriched by more electronic elements and fascinating elaborations, sophisticated manipulations and strong dynamic interventions operated by Crìa Cuervos… Three touching compositions built on progressive “crescendos” and a raging of slow sonic stratifications that lead to real “explosions” of sounds, drones, pulsations, frequencies, vibrations… A new, magnificent and very successful collaborative experience.” -silentes.it


Gehorgange – Psygram

silentes71

“Psygram is Siegfried Fischer and Dirk Grützmann (Temps Perdu?). Their music is focused on surreal ambient-industrial soundscapes and hypnotic live improvisations in a studio setting with influences of electro acustic music.” -psygram.bandcamp.com

experimental, industrial, avantgarde, dark ambient soundscapes

Hall of Mirrors – Reflections on Black
silentes72

“Reflections On Black” is HALL OF MIRRORS’ first album: a dark transmission from the hearts and minds of AMON and NIMH. Instruments used to make these sounds were constant companions of the artists for days-on-end. This document utilizes an immense range of synthesizers and obscure electronic equipment. Complex compositions created with various sequencers, backing tapes, field recordings, electric guitar, and masterful audio processing techniques, combined with expert assembly (mixing/digital editing). With “Reflections in Black”, AMON and NIMH redefines the genre of dark ambient music. A definite buy for fans of Lustmord and darker/gothic atmosphere. Isolationistic music for midnight rituals. Post-millennium soundscapes. Intensely foreboding… Like watching storm coluds gather on a late summer night. Darkest beauty personified. silentes.it

New Silentes Items – Templebeat, Kinetix, etc.

This week we’ve added lots of items to the AMPLEXUS / SILENTES section of the online store. This is the first of many Amplexus, Silentes and other sub-label additions, so keep checking back for future notifications! We’d also like to mention that prices have been lowered on all our older (to the store) Silentes and sublabel albums, so feel free to browse around for some extra-good deals.

Templebeat – The Grey Space
silentes54

“Here at last, recovered from early 90s tape releases, we find eleven unmissable tracks signed by Templebeat, now collected and remastered on CD. Eleven “gems” among which emerge timeless fascinating tracks like “Human”, “Drugs” and “Refuse It”. A due rescue for this band from Treviso that almost twenty years ago conceived electro-industrial music of a unique and unrepeatable nature, contaminated with incredible post-modern suggestions, pioneering the style in Italy. The CD contains eight tracks originally published on the “Interzone” tape, two tracks taken from the “Treviso Underground Vol. 3″ compilation and a DAF’s “Der Mussolini” cover released on the “V.I.T.R.I.O.L. #3″ split-tape. Essential!” -Silentes


Kinetix – Final Archives

silentes55

“FINAL ARCHIVES is a sort of collection of rare tracks recorded from 1999 to 2006 totally reworked and remastered in 2009. ABSOLUTE GREY is the title that Kinetix gave to his graphic artwork selection exhibited with an ambient score specifically composed for the exposition space. The exhibition is made up of ten grey scale serigraphs on white forex sheets a metre square and a composition of 20 minutes played through two loudspeakers with one woofer covered in grey powder on top of a white cube. RAW MATERIALS is a collection of seven short tracks from early Kinetix productions. Noise gestaltmusic. A multi-dimensional concept created with sound layers and ambient concretism. These tracks help the listener to understand the starting point of Kinetix’s sound research. RESOUNDING SCULPTURES is based on the concept of “composition for blocks of sound” made in the 50’s and 60’s by Iannis Xenakis. For this reason traditional compositional criteria (harmonic-melodic / rhythmic-metric) replace the various criteria of plastic / spatial forms. Part of the sound sources used were extracted from the works of Iannis Xenakis to whom this composition is dedicated.” -soundohm.com


Hall of Mirrors – Forgotten Realm

silentes56

“Forgotten Realm is the second album published by the duo Andrea Marutti (Never Known, Amon, Sil Muir) and Giuseppe Verticchio (Nimh) under the project name Hall of Mirrors. In this new release, they are seconded by guest musicians Andrea Feschi and Andrea Ferraris who provided some field recordings and some guitar parts. If their first offering was a shadowy heavily lugubrious atmospheric ambient manifest (made of static, ferocious, muted dreamscapes), Forgotten Realm is much more a primal-alchemical music procession that could be nocturnal hyms to the genesis, to the ancient time. Consequently the dynamic dronescapes and textural electronic waves are profundly expressive and intuitively beatific. The serene and deeply absorbing ethno-electronic pieces are stylistically closed to the most ascentional synthesised works by Alio Die, Vidna Obmana, Arold Budd (…) but with much more emphasise on nocturnal motives. Thus it is less luminous and most vertiginous with a constant association to memnonic traces, fractured living memories and melancholic visions. The opening track is an organic classic ambient piece with long chordal dronespheres. Gates of Namathur is partly uses acoustic instruments that seem to flow in a magic whorship. Decadent splendour is a moody-funereal sanctified music ritual for echoing guitar chords and foggy harsh noises. This is among my favourites, the perfect way to experience contemplative ecstasy through music. Among the ruins is a detached soundscape that connects us to some other worlds. The atmosphere is progressively charged with some kind of high tension including buzzing noises and doom like feelings. During the last minutes we go back to the heavenly origins with superb acoustic flute lines. The album closes with an utterly dark and primordial synthscape, admitting hermetic cyclical melodies into it and guitar epic dreaminess. Forgotten Realm is a voluptuous-essential vertical trip in cristal like spheres and lost paradises.” -by Phillipe at progarchives.com


Yannick Franck & Pietro Riparbelli – Whinny Muir

silentes57

“A singular long, deep moving, slow and expansive drone-track, built on always changing sonic masses, low frequencies, strong electric-electronic sounds, field recordings, feedback, buzzes, hisses, rough distortion, fading organ chords, cellos and orchestral parts. Alternation of progressive crescendos, ambiental pauses, sudden, dramatic and catchy dynamic shocks. An evolving and extraordinary trip through an obscure sonic journey, convincingly assembled by Italian Pietro Riparbelli (K11, PT-R) and Belgian Yannick Franck (Y.E.R.M.O., Idiosyncrasia).” -yannickfranck.bandcamp.com

“Fantastic one-tracker collab. that celebrates the beauty of shimmering & overtunic drones !! Melancholic majestic sounds that are sometimes near to the border to noise, sometimes move into very subtle fields, with organ-like sounds at the end. Really great, highly recommended for any Drone-lover-boy or girl !!!” -Drone Records


Deison – Night Sessions

silentes58

“A collection of fascinating and obscure nocturnal sessions alternating “classical” electronic inspiration parts based on sequencers and synthetizers to more abstract and minimal sonic episodes, deep drones musical mix ups, sistorted and extended guitars, deformed human voices, static and moving more typical “ambiental” movements, cold insets of more pulsing and “techno oriented” sounds, suggestive atmospheres build on bizzarre loops, more typically “glitch” inserts and hissless… a great collection of collaborations as Teho Teardo, Philippe Petit, Under the Snow, Jim Coleman, Franck Vigroux, Testing Vault, Annen Berg.” – deison.bandcamp.com


Andreas Resch – ../Requiem

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“Unconventional mixture of neo style classical crossed with avant garde trappings set over piano pieces with a certain ethnic / medieval chic. Take this as a starting point then add Andreas’s own personal touches into the mix and what you end up with is a recording that is quite extraordinary and at times damn right strange. In an acceptable and unusual way. To these ears anyway. Andreas will sometimes forgo the usual staple of simply creating then repeating a theme by using time changes mid track to keep things on the edge so to speak. And it works by creating a diversion that amplifies and intensifies the recordings giving full emphasis to the glories of the music.” -auralpressure.com


Gianluca Becuzzi – Nothing is What it Seems

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“Almost 70 minutes of music, nine pieces of a sonic mosaic full of ideas and inventions… More structured compositions places side by side with more abstract numbers, built with a wide range of sounds, extremely variegated both in timbre and origin. Elaborated electronic treatments applied to sounds and noises of a concrete nature, field-recordings, drones, electronic hisses, shaked metals, cracklings, human and animal guttural cries, synthetic pads, ethereal and undecipherable voices, mechanical loops, noises from the everyday life… An incredibile and unpredictable sound universe without borders and without time…” -Silentes

Deison / KK. Null – Into
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“Penetrating “Hi-tech” music, always on the border between sound, silence and noise… Splinters of sonic fragments, buzzings, electronic hisses, pulsations, hypnotic loops, ambient textures, sudden rays of light… A kaleidoscope of syntethic sounds and digital glitches, in a universe dominated by binary codes, that evolves through the cold-hearted control of sophisticated algorhythmic mutations programmed by human entities that already reached a level beyond the borders of our earthly knowledge…” -Silentes


Ekhnatòn – Ricerca Italiana Semplice Numero Uno

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“This compilation, originally released in 1984 as a vinyl LP by MULTIPLE CONFIGURATION in collaboration with the legendary ADN label, is finally available again in a completely remastered CD version. “Ekhnaton” collects tracks recorded by the most daring and remarkable bands that were active in the experimental Italian scene during those years. “Simple Italian Research Vol. 1″ was (and still is) the subtitle of an album that includes two tracks from each of the following bands: Maze 1066, Tasaday (whose “Implosione tra le pieghe dell’anima” has recently been reissued by Silentes), Evitaxal – an alias for Roberto Marinelli, also active as Laxative Souls – and the more well-known and active TAC (TOMOGRAFIA ASSIALE COMPUTERIZZATA). Through a valuable and accurate restoration, we’re glad to make available again an unmissable view on the first intuitions and the experimental methodologies that shaped their times, leaving a permanent mark – in Italy and abroad – on the following generations.” -Silentes

Todd Fletcher – Star
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“Star is a set of hot desert ambience from Todd Fletcher. He is based in Phoenix, AZ, so it is a natural that he performs in that style of e-music. And Steve Roach produced Fletcher’s first album, Byzantiuym, so the influences, however subtle, are there. (There is no producer credit on this CD, so it is safe to assume that Fletcher produced the album himself.) Fletcher has a unique minimalist style that lends itself to desert ambience and arid soundscapes. The atmospheres create subtle rhythms that allow the soundworld to shape itself and to flow naturally. Deep listeners will feel the angst and loneliness of the barren desert landscape. The wide-open atmospheres envelop and abandon listeners evenly. This is a deep journey not to be taken alone or lightly. As with all desert ambience, especially American desert ambience, comparisons to Roach are inevitable and valid. Listeners who get beyond the similarities are in for a treat. This hard-to-get classic is essential.” -allmusic.com