Category: Hypnos Store Arrivals

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

CD Release: Forget the Past by Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia

Antonio Testa (www.antoniotesta.info) may be best known for his ethno-ambient collaborations with Alio Die, but he has also released a diverse variety of solo ambient music on such labels as Hic Sunt Leones, Faria and Emit. Testa’s collaborator Michel Moglia, credited here with fire organ, flute and drones, will be a new name to most.

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Often ambient recordings pursue a single sub-genre or niche — dark ambient, ethno ambient or drone, for example — and stick faithfully to it. Forget the Past exhibits a pleasing diversity, with plenty of gently atmospheric stretches, rthythms that sometimes fade out and at other times build to a wicked trance churn. The sound is clean, yet derives from a full list of natural and organic sound source, and a diverse set of field recordings.

One track lays gritty, hallucinogenic flute lines over a slow-swooping psychedelic rhythm mechanism and incantatory female whispers and recitations like an overheard magic spell. Another mixes bird sounds and subtle electronic atmosphere with distantly echoing percussion, creating something like a soundtrack to a lost film by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Percussion with a tribal or ethno flavor is used in an unusual way, not to fake a specific brand of exoticism, but to create a sense of something both intuitively familiar and also strangely foreign.

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Forget The Past covers a lot of sonic ground and a broad range of moods, but it’s always unpredictible and fresh, while remaining smooth, introspective and restrained. We’re very proud to bring this recording to Hypnos listeners, and trust that the sample clips will convince many of you to give this a full listen.

Purchase for $12.99 (discounted to $8.99 Dec 11 through 17)

Coming Soon: Forget the Past by Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia

Our latest CD, FORGET THE PAST by Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia, will be available soon.

Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia - Forget the Past
Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia – Forget the Past

TRACK LISTING:
01 Refresh Power Flute
02 Ipnolulv
03 Madre Tierra
04 Natural Spirits
05 Ombre Sonore
06 Through the Fire
07 Hypnosis Nature

Just a teaser for now… but before long, we’ll have CDs ready to buy!

Newly Added Single Copy Groove Items

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Hey everyone,

We’ve been doing a lot of  reorganizing at Hypnos HQ, and we turned up some unsold Groove CD stock that wasn’t even listed in our store. You’ll find music by artists Gert Emmens, Craig Padilla, Michael Sterns, Frank Klare and many more. There’s only a SINGLE COPY of each item, though, so grab ‘em before they disappear!

Visit the Groove section of the Hypnos online store and scroll down to see the newly added items.

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.”
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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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