Category: Hypnos Store Arrivals

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

Latest Two Robert Rich CDs Available

Two new ones at the Hypnos store, the two latest from Robert Rich:

Robert Rich – Nest
(Robert Rich category)
(Price: $13.99)

Latest from Robert Rich. “NEST begins with the kind of resolve many other CDs end on. With consonant chords and spare piano notes Robert Rich begins a wonderful journey through eight distinctive music tracks and contemplative moods. Although some of Rich’s work seems to dispense with the idea of beginning, middle and end, NEST does possess a vague compositional arc. Using steel guitar, bells, flutes, synthesizers, piano and environmental recordings, alone or in various combinations, Rich realizes beautifully detailed
soundscapes from just a small number of sources.”
- Chuck van Zyl/STAR’S END…

Robert Rich – Medicine Box
(Robert Rich category)
(Price: $13.99)

Ecstatic, shamanic, surreal, spiritual: Medicine Box may be Rich’s most dynamic album yet, an adept blending of technology with the ancient. Cheri Chuang’s wordless crystalline voice graces three songs, with traces of Persian inflection. Deep basslines hint at dub, while analog synth skitters and chuffs the outlines of a rhythmic grid, propelled forward by pulsing north African drums. Sustaining guitars bring a psychedelic edge. Cello and reeds echo plaintively in the distance. Rich’s sparse piano
adds droplets of modal jazz to this dark tea….

Many One-Copy CDs Added

Lena has been busy adding lots of used, single copy, and former promo items to the Hypnos Store. This used to be something I updated all the time, and over the last few years, the random odds and ends have accumulated like a giant snow drift up against the wall at Hypnos HQ.

Look HERE to check out what we’ve got. Newest additions are toward the bottom.

We’ve got CDs by Hafler Trio, Ian Boddy, Tetsu Inoue, Flying Saucer Attack, The Orb, and lots more. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so if you see something you want, you’ll need to snap it up.

Two From Broken Harbour Added to Store

We recently stopped producing CDRs for the Relaxed Machinery label, but we remain friendly with that crew, and will continue to sell the CD-format releases of those RM artists who offer them. First up, Broken Harbour — one release related to RM and one prior release.

Broken Harbour – The Geometry of Shadows (CDR) (Relaxed Machinery label)
(Price: $12.99, CDR in digipak)

Statement from the artist:

“Following a 14 month break from recording, I rebuilt my studio, dug out the synths and got to work. ‘The Geometry of Shadows’ marks another stylistic-shift from previous releases and is almost entirely synth-based. Initially inspired by the concept of faster-than-light communications over galactic distances, the original material for the album was recorded under the title of ‘Ansible’ in late 2009. In 2011 this material was reworked, re-recorded, and recycled over 9 months until no trace of the original material was actually used. This new version of ‘Ansible’, while retaining the spirit and atmosphere of the original recording, shifted the focus to the interplay of light and darkness, both physically, metaphorically, and spiritually, necessitating a change in title. The original idea of superluminal communications however, still threads through the aural landscape, as echoes from the past and future over astronomical distances that we simply cannot comprehend. These ideas: light and shadow, past and future, distance and time, informed the creative process of this album.” … (MORE/BUY)


Broken Harbour – Gramophone Transmissions (Miscellaneous category)
(Price: $12.99, CDR)

Statement from the artist:

“The grungy, organic second release from Broken Harbour. Source material is comprised exclusively of processed samples and loops derived from classical vinyl records, and choral, mellotron and piano recordings.” … (MORE/BUY)

Latest from The Circular Ruins on Dataobscura

The Dataobscura label is always popular with Hypnos customers, and The Circular Ruins is one of the most reliable purveyors of quality ambient music from that label.

The Circular Ruins – The Birth of Tragedy (DataObscura label)
(Price: $13.99)
The Birth Of Tragedy is a finely crafted and intimate album of sonic storytelling, and the first solo work of 2012 by Anthony Paul Kerby. The tracks flow like an enigmatic existential jigsaw, composing a broad introspective tapestry of melancholic and harmonic visions… (MORE/BUY)