Category: Hypnos Store Arrivals

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

Newly Arrived AD21 CDs By Max Corbacho and Bruno Sanfilippo

One of our favorite foreign labels is AD21, which is run by Bruno Sanfilippo who already has a Hypnos CD release, as well as Max Corbacho who will also release something on Hypnos soon. All the products of their label are classy, beautiful and definitely worth checking out. Here are some new arrivals, and other AD21 items were restocked as well.

Max Corbacho – The Ocean Inside (2CD)
(AD21 category)

(Price: $19.99 2CD) Max Corbacho returns with a new work, this time as a double album, which again immerse ourselves into touching atmospheric ambient realms of pure beauty. The Ocean Inside is a paradise of lush, cascading long chords, as oceanic waves, back and forth, in an eternal flow of shifting tones and spiraling harmonies. This is music aimed at energy, emotional and mind levels, for listeners who love deep, meditative ambient music…
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Bruno Sanfilippo – Piano Textures 3
(AD21 category)

(Price: $13.99) “Had a listener’s only exposure to Bruno Sanfilippo come about through hearing his recent Hypnos recording Urbs, said listener would have identified him as an exceptionally refined sound-sculptor working in the electro-acoustic ambient field. But the classically trained Sanfilippo also issues minimalist piano recordings, of which Piano Textures 3 is a particularly impressive example.”
-Textura.org…
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Bruno Sanfilippo & Max Corbacho – Bioma
(Price: $13.99)
“BIOMA (In english, Biome), is a large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. Terrestrial biomes, typically defined by their climate and dominant vegetation, include grassland, tundra, desert, tropical rainforest, and deciduous and coniferous forests. There are two basic aquatic biomes, freshwater and marine, which are sometimes further broken down into categories such as lakes and rivers or pelagic, benthic, and intertidal zones. The idea of this album was born after some field recordings made in different places in the province of Tarragona, Spain, during spring 2010. The electronics were created a year later in the recording studio of each artist and assembled in the sequencer to the final mix. The result of this union is a particular and unique Biome, a real living, mesmerizing and breathing system on a single long form track of nearly 59 minutes…
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Bruno Sanfilippo – Solemnis
(AD21 category)

(Price: $13.99) TRACKLIST:

1 – Decorated Souls 5:24

2 – Blue Vitreaux 6:25

3 – Encounter with the Owl 4:04

4 – Bird of Paradise 6:48

5 – Suplicant 3:31

6 – Solemnis 5:34

7 – Onyx Eye 5:36

8 – Miracles 9:51

9 – Diverse Signs…
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Hic Sunt Leones – New CDs by Aglaia, Alio Die & Zeit

We have several new items from the wonderful Italian label Hic Sunt Leones, along with a number of restocks.

Alio Die & Zeit – A Circular Quest
(Hic Sunt Leones label)

(Price: $15.99) Digipak. In this fourth collaborative album by Alio Die and Zeit, A Circular Quest combines electronics with acoustic drones and loops, infusing to the music the usual natural feeling with an eastern touch. Deep and immersive music, intense and layered electronic meditations, ecstatic spirals and Pacific vibes…
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Aglaia – Otherworldliness
(Hic Sunt Leones label)

(Price: $15.99) Digipak. Suspended atmospheres, a mix of ageless sounds are the essence of Otherwordliness. Sounds that meet along border lines, beyond wordly dimension. Every moment is incomprehensible, every space is far, it becomes horizon when it comes in contact with the eyes, every fragment of life is a sound that it gets lost into infinite. We can only listen….
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Aglaia – Centurian
(Hic Sunt Leones label)

(Price: $15.99) Digipak. Centurion, the new work by Aglaia, is a dark album, touching. Each note is vibrant and breathes. New electronic sounds, among the most interesting created from the universe Aglaia, seem to generate sparks and ashes; frequencies are unstable and elusive waves that survive only for a few moments. The songs are short chapters of a journey in places where shadows dwell, memories, and flashes at times. The dramatic element is relevant, the classical and ambient soundscapes of Aglaia seem to give way to a kind of progressive-ambient… There\’s a story hidden among the sounds, a path that has a beginning and an end. Everyone will be able to travel in space and time of this enigmatic albums and become what they listen… Happy journey!…
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Periphery Label – Two New Items

Late this summer we received a couple new items from the Periphery label which deserve a feature here.

Autumn of Communion – Autumn of Communion 2
(Periphery label)

(Price: $14.99) Silver manufactured CD. Limited collectors art edition housed in a lustrous, hinged rectangular tin containing two-panel insert.

“A sequel to the final release on the late Pete Namlook’s legendary Fax label, this finds erstwhile UK collaborators Lee Norris (Metamatics, Norken, Nacht Plank, etc.) & Michael Gainford (Mick Chillage) on an exploration into the space between your ears, where silence and motion assume grand proportions, rhythms arise, pulse, then dissipate, and tranquility is found at the murky intersections of shadow and substance. More of a headrush than its predecessor, an aural snapshot recalling the pioneering early 90s heyday of ambient dub and IDM hybrids, “Autumn of Communion 2″ does both its creators and Namlook’s legacy proud.”  -http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/…

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Within Reason – Transient Broadcasts
(Periphery label)

(Price: $14.99) Silver manufactured CD. Limited collectors art edition housed in a lustrous, hinged rectangular tin containing two-panel insert.

“Within Reason, aka longtime aural mystifier Gregory Kyryluk, forges a bond between 70s Euro space fantasias, the skanking digital substreams of Basic Channel, and contemporary slo-mo rhythmic auteurs such as Bvdub, Vladislav Delay, and Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas project. “Transient Broadcasts” embraces a variety of mood-states and tonal dualities but it’s Kyryluk’s skillful arrangements that rearrange conceivably familiar tropes into a chilly otherness, as rubbery beats sink into foggy embankments and pulsations ebb in thickening concentric circles. Most current practitioners of what is nominally known as dubtech or ambient techno or any other pat genre shorthand are content with the tried-and-truisms of reverb and delay; Kyryluk’s fascination with sound processing reflects an omnivorous interest in electronica’s last 40 years of experimentative zeal.”  -http://anodizesound.bandcamp.com/…

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Robert Rich – Trances & Drones (2cd)

Artist: Robert Rich
Title: Trances & Drones
Label: Hypnos/Soundscape (digipak+booklet 2CD)

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.

Robert Rich - Trances & Drones (2CD) - exterior

Robert Rich - Trances & Drones (2CD) - interior

Track listing (with MP3 sample clips):
TRANCES:
1. Cave Paintings (23:54)
2. Hayagriva (25:13)
3. Sunyata (Emptiness) (22:50)

DRONES:
1. Seascape (29:59)
2. Wheel of Earth (27:58)
3. Resonance (12:17)

Purchase 2CD for $14.99 on Hypnos Online Store

Glacial Movements Label – Five New Items In Store

We’ve just received a nice batch of Glacial Movements label items, newly added to the Hypnos store.


Aidan Baker – Aneira
(Glacial Movements category)
(Price: $14.99 digipak)
Aneira (Welsh for ‘snow’) is one long, slowly changing piece created using only a 12-string acoustic guitar, manipulated and played with different tools, as a sound source in order to make sounds resembling that of ice moving or breaking
and of wind or snowstorms. Aidan Baker also wrote a poem about Aneira, that will be inside the digipack….(MORE/BUY)


Celer – Without Retrospect, the Morning
(Glacial Movements category)
(Price: $14.99 digipak)
TRACK LIST:
Holdings of Electronic Lifts [3:33] /
A Small Rush into Exile [5:14] /
Dry and Disconsolate [10:38] /
Variorum of Hierophany [4:31] /
A Landscape Once Uniformly White [7:38] /
Distance and Mortality [7:33] /
With Some Effort, the Sunset [13:10] … (MORE/BUY)


Pjusk – Tele
(Glacial Movements category)
(Price: $14.99 digipak)
Pjusk is Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik from the west coast of Norway – both from small villages close to nature. The sound of Pjusk is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the center point of the collaboration between the two is an old cabin high up in the mountains. This is where most of the music of Pjusk is made – framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams. The album “Tele” (the Norwegian word describing frozen underground water) is a natural progression from the album SVAL released on the US label 12k in 2010. Inspired by the arctic wilderness, Tele is a journey of snow, ice and cold…. (MORE/BUY)


Bvdub – I Remember (Translations of Morketid)
(Glacial Movements category)
(Price: $14.99 digipak)
TRACK LIST:
1. This Place Has Only Known Sadness (16:08) /
2. We Said Forever (14:40) /
3. The Promise (reprise) Feat. David Williams (14:40) /
4. Would It Be The Same (13:28) /
5. There Was Nothing But Beauty In My Heart (13:20) /
6. A Taste Of Your Own Medicine (06:25)… (MORE/BUY)


RETINA.IT – Descending into Crevasse
(Glacial Movements category)
(Price: $14.99 digipak)
“‘Descending into Crevasse’ is a sort of metaphor. An ipotetic journey between the gorges of eternal ices, such as a travel inside ourself researching reassuring corners. A flux of muffled and confused memories, frosted in a wave moving like an algorithm…. (MORE/BUY)