Category: Hypnos Store Arrivals

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

Newly Added: Silentes Sublabel A4 Booklet Items

Hey all,
We’ve  recently added some very interesting Silentes sub-label items packaged in the larger, A4 booklets to the online store. Check them out below!


Fabio Orsi – Qui Vicino
–$13.99
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CD + A4 booklet

“Born in the province of Taranto, in southern Italy, after many years spent in Naples and now based in Berlin, Fabio Orsi sits among the most interesting names of the European electronic and experimental scene. Following his early output on A Silent Place and Smallvoices, his music works have been published by many other labels worldwide, including Last visible Dog, Porter Records, Boring Machines and Silentes. His talent has become an estabilished reality thanks to his abilities in finding a nice balance between experimentation and melody, sounding intimate and abstract at the same time, using drones of a concrète and electronic nature, acoustic instruments, field recordings, synthesizers and computer treatments for his compositions. In addition to his solo work, we would also like to mention his many collaborations with Italian saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Valerio Cosi and Gianluca Becuzzi a.k.a. Kinetix, and ex-Limbo, that projected their visions into a different perspective. ‘Qui vicino’ does not contain any note or credit, just a touching dedication from which we deduce the intimate nature of the composition. Ideally divided into two parts of roughly equal duration, the track offers a dark evolving guitar drone that slowly take shape and then dissolve to recreate itself in a more placid and radiant way.”

-Limited edition of 250 copies that comes with 16-pages A4 booklet containing stunning pictures taken by Orsi himself. silentes.it


Maurizio Bianchi + Saverio Evangelista – Micromal Sonorities
–$13.99
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CD + A4 booklet

“A collaboration between Maurizio Bianchi and Saverio Evangelista (Esplendor Geometrico). Originally published only in Japan in 2007 and deleted since long, it’s now time for this long awaited re-release, which – along with the CD – features the photographic work “Micro” by Stefano Gentile, inspired by the album.

This release is limited to 250 copies. -silentes.it


Gianluca Favaron + Stefano Gentile – Entretian
–$13.99
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CD + A4 booklet

“The project originates from ‘in black’ images taken by Stefano Gentile. Takes that flow in the most hidden sides of the soul. Gianluca Favaron gives sounds to these images with notes that don’t leave room for imagination. Field-recordings and electronics to tell the same visions, the same soul moods. This release includes a 16 pages A4 booklet featuring the photographic work by Stefano Gentile and a CD with the sounds created by Gianluca.”

-Limited edition of 230 copies -silentes.it


Trax Reprint 2 – Notterossa/Rednight
 (2CD) –$15.99
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2CD + A4 booklet

“This is the first in a series of reprint programme of the most representative titles from the TRAX catalogue, one for each letter of the name: T for Traxman, the comics series created for Frigidaire magazine by Massimo Giacon and Vittore Baroni; R for Rednight, a collective homage to the work of William S. Burroughs; A for Anthems, alternative national hymns for real and imaginary countries; X for Xtra, audio works composed at distance through a process of crossed interferences. Each reprint, accompanied with old and new texts, contemplates a digital remastering of the original works with the addition of remixes, remakes or new compositions created in concordance with the peculiar and distinctive modular approach of TRAX. This is an extended reissue of the cassette from 1982.

CD1: “Notterossa” is the full length orginal tape edited by V. Baroni & D. Ciulini.

CD2: “Rednight” is a new creation by Gianluca Becuzzi, assembled in 2006 at KXLab.”

-coldspring.co.uk

New And Restocked Silentes Items: Loren Nerell, Enten Hitti, Stratosphere, Etc.

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back this week with a bunch of new and restocked Silentes items for you, but fair warning: some items are in extremely limited supply, so visit the HYPNOS ONLINE STORE soon and grab ’em before they’re gone!


Stratosphere – The Introspective Spaces (Mini CD)
–$9.99
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Mini CD – Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies and packaged in an oversized A5 folded paper sleeve with a plastic cover.

From the writings of STRATOSPHERE: “As I compose my music, I try to create a relaxing environment so that the listener can escape from the hectic world of today. So, sweeping sounds which are filled with warmth are the base of each composition. Later on, percussion was added, but again, the relaxing mood was the main idea behind each musical work. Mystic meanings and surrealistic concepts are not what you must seek in this kind of music but pure enjoyment when experiencing these soundscapes”.

Four tracks on the collectable 3″ CD series Produced by VIDNA OBMANA.


Enten Hitti – Giant Clowns of the Solar World
–$11.99
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Packaged in oversized A5 folded paper sleeve with a plastic cover.

Computer, oboe, voice, violin, guitars, keyboards, tapes, drums, xilophóne, marimba, wooden chimes, glass chimes, kalimba, ethnic percussion, shells, bone clappers, Tibetan bell and others.

Limited edition of 1000 copies.


Various Artists – Ghosts of Industrial Sunday (CD + DVD)
–$15.99
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“‘Ghosts of Industrial Sunday’ is a short film by Maria Assunta Karini and Francesco Paolo Paladino, with music composed by Simon Fisher Turner. This release consists of a video DVD, which contains the film and a audio CD that features the original soundtrack and other compositions inspired by this project that Turner created. They are accompanied by an oversize, 20-page booklet that offers some images taken from the film and delves more into the concept behind it. As a film, ‘Ghosts of Industrial Sunday’ portrays those places attended by human beings in order to carry out their profession, while they are empty, for a limited period of time, during a break, on a Saturday or Sunday. These are places where the human presence, fatigue, pain, hope are palpable presences, where silence seizes the humble labor objects almost by magic and where things talk and expose without having to necessarily utter any words. The path chosen by the directors relates to a sort of secular ‘via crucis,’ it is an objective progress through the human work’s granted moment of interruption in order to analyze it, to describe it and to underscore its dramatic sense, through the exclusive aid of inanimate objects. The music created by Turner as a soundtrack to the film expresses a delicate tranquility through notes of piano which are just mottled by the electronic elements in the background, while an unspoken sense of drama hovers in the air and the circular motion of the composition gradually absorbs the listener. Among the remaining tracks, it is worth mentioning the evocative and intense soliloquy of ‘Piano For Double Lesson’ and the hanging drones of the first part of ‘Some Lost Music.’

Maria Assunta Karini, sculptor, photographer, writer and director, has shown her works in several major Museums, in Korea, Brazil and the United States. She has produced several short and medium length films, that have participated in the Cannes Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, MACBA Museum of Contemporary art Barcelona, MADC Costa Rica, and has been awarded numerous prizes at art and cinema festivals.

Francesco Paolo Paladino, script writer, musician and director, has received an award by F.E.D:I:C: at the 66th Festival of Venice. He has participated more than once in the Cannes Film Festival (Short Corner) and he has won the Houston’s World Film Festival and the New York Independent Film Festival.

Simon Fisher Turner has composed music for Derek Jerman, David Lynch, Mike Hodges, Michael Almareyda and several others authors. His recent soundtrack for ‘The Epic of Everest,’ a film made in 1924, was nominated ‘Soundtrack of the Year’ for 2013 by Mojo magazine. His CDs have been published all over the world.” -discogs.com


Maeror Tri – Emotional Engramm
–$11.99
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“‘Emotional Engramm’ is Maeror Tri’s most refined effort to date, with their characteristic sound composed of layers of electronically-treated acoustic instruments. Clocking in at just under 80 minutes, the seven tracks presented here show Maeror Tri at its best. Remastered and presented in a lavish 6-panel digipak with stunning new artwork and a foreword by Martyn Bates.” -coldspring.co.uk


Gianluca Becuzzi – (B)Haunted
–$11.99
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“Most of the music on ‘(B)Haunted’ has an Industrial feel and seems to originate from live sessions that were enriched with electronic sounds and treatments at a later date. During the listening we confront ourselves with various sounds of a metallic nature and indistinct percussions, found sounds and gear, mechanisms and bells, scraped material and drones. Everything contributes to the creation of a soundscape that is always fascinating and arouse a lot of curiosity and attention on the evolution and direction that the music will take. Coming in a beautiful black’n’white artwork that aptly describes the industriousness of the author and the continuous musical metamorphosis herein contained, this is a very interesting album that will please fans of the old Industrial school and those devoted to sound-art and experimentation.” -silentes.it


Sarang – The Dream of Earth
–$11.99
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“Sarang is a new creature by Simon Balestrazzi (T.A.C., Kirlian Camera) and Enrico Marani (T.A.C., Le Forbici di Manitù). The duo offers oriental sonorities and tribal atmospheres, following the coordinates of a primitive universe, where each sequence gets into our minds and dilates boundaries. Reinventing the structures and enriching them with a disturbing emotional tension, Sarang reclaims the “trance and drone” parameters by combining them with ethnic influences into a skillfully balanced screenplay. Comes in an outsized gatefold sleeve.” -coldspring.co.uk


Maurizio Bianchi/M.B. – Pharmelodies
–$11.99
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“A colossal and epic post-ambient symphony in three movements, where echoes of string instruments, deep drones of indecipherable origin, layered synthetic waves, slowed-down and distorted masses challenge time with a para-immobility in constant turmoil, in an unpredictable, progressive and sometimes cyclic combination of statuesque forms whose physiognomy is often known and familiar, while at the same time elusive, disturbing, arcane and mysterious. Packaged in a slim folder with a limited edition of 300.”

-midheaven.com


Gianluca Favaron – Equivalent XI
–$11.99
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“Starting from simple recordings of sounds produced by everyday objects (…such as paper, scissors, kitchen stuff etc.), treated mainly with two delay machines, Favaron has collected eleven compositions. the idea behind this new release is to create some patterns based on the repetition of small sound particles obtained from a single source. in the eleven tracks on the album, mostly of short duration, we witness the proliferation of particular sound events that, sometimes wandering alone or sometimes by congregating into small throbbing and vital lumps, generate a vibrant microcosm characterized by short loops, slowly but constantly evolving.iIn some cases, as for example in the more long-lasting closing number, the simplicity of the construct and the infinitesimal tonal progressions are appreciated for their intrinsic hypnotic quality.” -silentes.it

Packaged in a slim folder with a limited edition of 250


Loren Nerell – The Venerable Dark Cloud (Mini CD)
–$9.99 (RESTOCK)
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Mini CD – Packaged in an oversized A5 folded paper sleeve with a plastic cover. Hand-numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies.

Loren Nerell is known for his fondness for gamelan music. You get the idea of his blending of music elements when you see that his latest CD was recorded over the last few years in Bali, Java, and… Los Angeles. Modern ambient drone music melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old. As usual with Amplexus limited edition 3″ singles, the packaging is beautiful, featuring a large 3-fold booklet with photography by the label’s Stefano Gentile. Being a single, this is 21 minutes of new music. The journey of musical exploration ends far too soon, but it is very, very good while it lasts. The textures are rich, as drones blend with sparse tribal beats and ancient instruments, such as the crystal clear but other-worldly bell tones in “Eclipse”. Just reading the credits for the instrumentation used is fascinating, as I couldn’t tell you what most of them are. They are fused into a hypnotic mix of soothing sounds, truly transporting you to another place and time. The music is simultaneously dark and yet spiritually uplifting. “Within the Cloud” is appropriately named, as it is light and delicate, though again with a dark quality that keeps this far from new age realms. This track takes surprisingly smooth musical turns, given at least three distinct movements over its less than four-minute run. The disc is clearly intended to be played at one sitting, as it all runs together as a single piece of music. “Ablution” begins with flutes, rain, thunder, and a rooster crowing. The spatial effect is amazing, as the rainfall seems to be coming from deep within the speakers. Then, just when I’m fully drawn in, it’s over. More, please. — Phil Derby, Sequences


Wintersilence – Transmission Fields (2 CD)
–$16.99 (RESTOCK)
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“A heady blend of music so full of love and the lust for life that the joy it brings is unsurpassable. The drifting sweeping passages brings forth a message of hope and joy in these darkened times of unrest and uncertainty. A simple drum beat is forged through the layers of iridescent patterns of electronic waves creating the ultimate dreamscapes in which to lose oneself. Journeying onward you encounter subtle drones and shaman chants that take you into another dimension freeing the burdened soul. Every one of the nineteen tracks are so varied and different in their execution and yet they meld together seamlessly into one complete portion of music that eludes description. ” -Auralpressure.com

November new Additions: Silentes, Groove, Steve Brand, etc.

Hey everyone, we’ve got a few new store additions for you this week, so come and check them out at the Hypnos online store.

GianlucaBecuzzi/Fabio Orzi – Soundpostcards –$11.99
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“Sound Postcards is a sound representation of determinated time-space, of its moods and atmospheres, it’s a sort of soundpostcard in which the artists portray a familiar and hypothetical landscape. The listener is induced to ”identify” the represented subjects through interpretative processes which directly compare sound suggestions with subjective/collective imagination. A semanthic game of mirrors reflecting forms in perpetual transition between auditive dimension and symbolic/mnemonic one. “Soundpostcards” is the first collaboration of this two artist, originally releasesd (2004) in two different mp3 work, now reissue for the first time in CD after a been REWORKED and added with an unreleased track. The Sounds is really inmost and peacefully melancholy. Lost and naked melodies (some times near to the feeling of the most dilatated post rock other time much more near to the aesthetics sounds of the avant folk music) on a soft background of field recordings and drones.” -soundohm.com


Various Artists – Four The Truth
 –$9.99
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Various artists. Voted “Compilation Album of the Year” by listeners of Scott Brodie’s and Matt Gribo’s Canadian radio show, “The Nightflight.”

“This is no. 4 in the ongoing, very successful series of electronic music inspired by the X-Files. Same as for the former parts, several teams of e-musicians teamed up in the studio, bringing adventurous music to life that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. On “Four, The Truth” you this time can hear the stunning results from e.g. Ian Boddy, Vidna Obmana, Mario Schönwälder, Detlef Keller, Kees Aerts, Harold van der Heijden,Volker Rapp, Eric van der Heijden and of course Ron Boots. Those who already have the former three CDs, don’t miss this one. If you’re not yet familiar with it, do buy this one and become an addict of this unique concept music too!” -groove.nl

“This is my personal favorite of the four CDs. The familiar sequences, atmospheres and rhythms are still here and there is more! There is some expansive and stark minimalism to augment those familiar features. The samples are more freely interwoven and the experimental textures are more fully integrated into the theme. The mystery and sci-fi elements are here as well. Again, the music demands deep listening and concentrated meditation. Indeed, I found it difficult to write while I listened.” -Jim Brenholts


Steve Brand – Into the Current
–$9.99
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Full color, shrink wrapped, pocket sleeve and professional CDr.

“’Into The Current’ is a 60 minute composition that stands as a document of, and tribute to, my experience at Steve Roach’s ‘SoundCurrent Master’s Class’ in late September of 2007 at his then home and studio in Sonoita, Arizona. Myself and three other artists, Ben Garvie, Chad Kettering and Roy Mattson, spent a life-changing week immersed in the supportive and stimulating environment of Epona Equestrian Center and Roach’s Timeroom. During those few days, we ate great food, talked much, listened deeply, shared widely and slept a little. My sincere gratitude goes out to these four men for the experience they gave me—it was an utter privilege to share that depth of time, spirit and music with them all. Field recordings, overtone flute, bass flute and keyboard textures are interwoven to create this serene and multilayered journey into soul and memories of warm desert breezes, shaded canyons, crisp mountain streams, cool nights and deeply rooted memories.” -stevebrand.bandcamp.com


Fabio Orsi &Valerio Cosi – We Could For Hours
 –$11.99
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“‘We Could For Hours’ is the first collaboration album between these two Italian musicians. Here, Fabio ORSI – old keyboards, organs, laptop, old samples – and Valerio COSI – saxoloop, synths, electronics, electric guitar, harp, radio – offer four long instrumental tracks of relaxating ambient music, evolutive, rich in sounds and atmospheres, full of catching melodies,…. a very nice album of ambient music, housed in a textured digifile.” -alchembria.pl

Listen to part one from this album HERE.

ARC – Glassine 1 –$11.99
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“ARC formed in 2000 at a performance at The Ambient Ping, Toronto’s long-running live experimental music series. ARC’s sound is centered on the melodic loops, texture, and samples provided by heavily effected guitar and other melodic instruments. This is overlaid with tribal rhythms made by various percussive instruments; drum kit, djembe, tabla, wood blocks, and more. With this combination, the trio creates a roiling tapestry of psychedelic drone music simultaneously prim(ev)al and avant-garde.”

-arcolepsy.bandcamp.com

From the Hypnos Vaults: Limited Edition Milieu and Aidan Baker

This week we dug into the Hypnos vaults and brought out two, very special items for you – both are limited edition and out of print, which means we’ll only have them around for as long as supplies last!

Milieu – Of the Apple –$15.99
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“Lush formless melodies intertwine with salt-water erosion and reverbs that touch the stars, recorded completely with only guitar, organ and cassette tape. Milieu visits an idyllic landscape completely removed from all civilization and Of The Apple is the solitary document of such a place. Like a lost message in a bottle, a white sun setting over a blue ocean, or a treehouse asleep in a giant sequoia, this album is an absolute essential for anyone fond of Brian Grainger’s ambient work.”

Pressed on 300 colorful digipaks.”- cdbaby.com


Aidan Baker – Suchness #1
 –$15.99
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“This is the first release in the series, ‘Suchness’ by the Gears Of Sand label. It deals with ‘improvisational energies of just doing it,’ that is such a beautiful and energizing part of live atmospheric performances…” -discogs.com

Limited edition of 100 handnumbered copies in a letterpress printed chipboard box with insert about the Suchness series.

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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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.