Hypnos Music on Hearts of Space Radio

We’ve fallen a bit behind on posting about some of the airplay received by Hypnos CDs. Recently the syndicated Hearts of Space radio show has played quite a bit of stuff. Here’s the most recent playlist, which includes 2 tracks by A Produce from Smile on the Void, and 1 track from Jeff Greinke’s album Lost Terrain.

Sincere thanks to Steve Davis and Stephen Hill of HOS Radio!

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PGM 1037R : “THE LONG NIGHT”
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PGM NOTE : a nocturnal winter journey
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FEED DATE : 2-06-15
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JEFF GREINKE
“The Moor” (edited) < 0:00->3:27 >
: LOST TERRAIN; Hypnos hyp1916; 1999
originally released by Silent Records [SR9219], 1992
: Info: www.hypnos.com; www.jeffgreinke.com
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ROBERT RICH
“The Other Side of Twilight” (conclusion) < 3:27->12:21 >
: NUMENA + GEOMETRY; Fathom 11077-2; 1997
original LP release: NUMENA; Multimood MRC 005; Sweden 1987
: Info: www.valley-entertainment.com/artists/robert-rich.html;
www.robertrich.com

A PRODUCE
“The Big Sleep” < 12:21->21:20 >
: SMILE ON THE VOID; Hypnos/Trance Port hyp2129; 2001
: Info: www.hypnos.com/aproduce

STEVE ROACH and KELLY DAVID
“Season of Nights” < 21:20->31:35 >
“Calm World” (part) < 31:35->37:23 >
“Last Light” (edited) < 37:23->42:14 >
: THE LONG NIGHT; Projekt PRO297; 2014
: Info: www.projekt.com; www.steveroach.com; www.kellydavid.com

SEAN WASHBURN
“Cirrus” < 42:14->48:59 >
: WAVE MANTRA; self-published [no catalog #]; 2000
: Info & Downloads: www.sean-washburn.bandcamp.com

NUNC STANS and MYSTIFIED
“This Infinite Night” (part) < 48:59->51:53 >
: ONE THOUSAND DREAMS; DataObscura DOCD 042; Canada 2009
: Info: www.dataobscura.com; www.mystifiedmusic.com

A PRODUCE
“Inner Sanctum” (part) < 51:53->58:59 >
: SMILE ON THE VOID; Hypnos/Trance Port hyp2129; 2001
: Info: www.hypnos.com/aproduce

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PRODUCED BY : STEVE DAVIS and STEPHEN HILL
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(c) 2014-2015 Hearts of Space
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Weekly Sale Item: Latest Three Hypnos Releases

This week we’ve got the three latest  HYPNOS  digipak releases marked down for you, and the sale prices will be good through February 22nd.

FORGET THE PAST –Was $12.99, right now just $8.99
forget the past

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.

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.

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.

 

ICE DIVING –Was $12.99, right now just $8.99
ice diving

Subradial is the musical alias of Tomasz Szatewicz, who was born in the small Polish town of Mragowo. He’s been creating electronic music for twenty years, and has previously released the albums Bioloophorm 1, Bioloophorm 2 and Biorephorm on labels such as dataObscura and AtmoWoroks. His more recent work combines drones, subtle rhythmic loops and textures into churning, visually evocative soundworlds.

Of his inspirations and approach, Tomasz AKA Subradial says: “I was always inspired by listening to the sounds of the environment… I use everything that sounds interesting and what I can further process to create the imagined soundscape, a vision of some place, express my emotions or moods connected with particular times or places, either existing in real life or just imagined/dreamed.”

Ice Diving, his first release for Hypnos Recordings, is an album composed around a theme suggested by the title: a soundtrack to an underwater journey. Like the title, the cover photo (from an actual ice diving expedition in Antarctica) gives a sense of the sound worlds evoked by Subradial’s music. Many ambient recording artists apply titles to their music intending to suggest a theme, but here the effect is especially strong.

Ice Diving is an extraordinarily visual and immersive sound journey, with a wonderful balance between atmospheric/drone elements, and more musical or rhythmic components.

 

OF THOSE THINGS LEFT UNSAID –Was $12.99, right now just $8.99
things left unsaid

Of Those Things Left Unsaid is the first new solo release in over a decade from Dave Fulton, former member of electronic group Dweller at the Threshold (who released Ouroborus on Hypnos sublabel Binary in 2001. Fulton also released The Range, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves, on Binary in 2007, and two collaborations with Hypnos founder M. Griffin, The Most Distant Point Known and Imprint.

Incorporating a blend of rich analog and modular electronics along with digital synthesizers, plus piano and guitar, Of Those Things Left Unsaid evolved over the course of thirteen years’ creation. Composed and recorded by Dave Fulton, with contributions from Jamie Haggerty and Giles Reaves, a completely organic approach to recording was taken, using a variety of vintage electronic synthesizers and early 8 & 12 bit samplers. While much modern electronic music is primarily sequence-driven and quantized to a degree that renders the music more robotic than human, Fulton tried to use computers only as recording the performances, not driving them.

Perhaps Fulton’s most emotive and personal work, Of Those Things Left Unsaid should not only appeal to existing fans of Fulton’s earlier solo and collaborative works, but also those listeners seeking a blend of retro and modern electronic sounds with a smooth musicality.

Listen to MP3 samples and purchase HERE in the Hypnos Recordings section of the Hypnos Online Store.

Weekly Blowout Item: Antonio Testa – Inframundis

This week’s blowout item is Antonio Testa’s INFRAMUNDIS, and we’ve low-priced it at just $4.99 through February 15th.

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Composer, Musician, Percussionist and Producer Antonio Testa specializes in organic sound and the creation of musical atmospheres through the use of a vast array of mostly native and shamanic instruments, together with his own creations made from organic and recycled materials.

Antonio has been active in the field of contemporary music since early 80’s working as a percussionist specializing in tribal and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, ethno-ambient and world music. An artist who is constantly working to expand his knowledge of ethnomusicology and the curative powers of sound, his music (both performed live and recorded) is used widely for healing and various types of therapy sessions, as well as also being used for documentaries, films, exhibitions, TV ads and dance-theatre plays.

Antonio’s versatility as an artist has meant that despite being essentially an organic ambient artist he has, through the course of his career, also performed regularly with artists within the contemporary, ethno-ambient and dance music scene to create memorable synergies of organic and electronic. -soundcloud.com/antonio-testa

INFRAMUNDIS
inframundis

“Inframundis (inland universe, latin) is a research of stalagmites and stalagtites sounds mixed with textures and drones; It’s a meditative record and it creates a balance between biosphere and technosphere. The cd gets free all its energies, its little/big sounds, its hidden atmospheres, and microharmonies. The sounds, music, make us come back to the past, offering us the view of a World. The sound evokes angelical moments between the imperceptible evolution of the sound of the sky and the ethnic roots, natural instrumental sounds creating atmospheres which evoke in our imaginary visions and images of the most far places. It is an alchemic project of ancestral sounds. Deeply rooted in our unconscious.”
-Faria Records

Listen to the title track from this album HERE on Antonio Testa’s Soundcloud.

Weekly Sale Item: A Produce

We’ve got two items by A PRODUCE on sale for you this week, and the low prices will be good through February 15th.

WHITE SANDS –Was $9.99, right now just $6.99
WS

“A Produce has done it again with his best work ever, White Sands. This is one of those recordings that gets better with each listening. Is it because it’s timeless, trance inducing, yet ‘alert’ music? That rare moment of clarity when one is quiet yet very ‘alive’? Or is it a reflective, sonic snapshot of an at peace artist? A Produce, I feel, is on to something.”
–Dwight Loop, Santa Fe Sun

“This is a contemplative, diverse mix of slow ambient synthesizer places that compare favorably with similar works by Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Aphex Twin and Sati. The CD flows well even though it contains a considerable variety of sounds, and merits a serious listen. There is something here for every New Age/ambient/space music enthusiast– electronic New Age, tribal techno, meditative, ambient and sombient pieces, as well as works falling between definable genres, making this one of my favorite recent releases of ambient music by a single artist.”
–New Age Voice

“A Produce has consistently turned out albums of highly evocative and frequently very beautiful music which has on occasion been referred to as ‘trance’ music but would more accurately be described as ‘sound paintings.’ Each place evokes a place, a natural environment, a state of being. The composer is subtle in his use of eclectic resources that span the techno-tribal spectrum…. The White Sands anthology is a perfect introduction to this talented artist’s oeuvre.”
–P-Form Magazine

Listen to the track “Clear Pools” from this album HERE on Youtube.

 

REFLECT LIKE A MIRROR, RESPOND LIKE AN ECHO –Was $9.99, right now just $6.99
reflect

Special edition (remastered, with extra tracks) version of 1992 release.

“Absolutely entrancing and mood-seducing, this is active ambient music, and, although electronically derived and motivated, results in an abundancy of lush, warm sounds that invite, beckon and entice. Keyboardist Ruben Garcia assists on the title track and the achingly beautiful “Clear Pools,” where the dark hues of A Produce’s electronics mesh seamlessly with Garcia’s striking digital chords. Captivating.”
–i/e Magazine

“This fascinating CD combines the best of Eno, Budd, Hassell, Roach, Rich, and Borden. The result is a meditative trance journey the like of which I haven’t heard since Michael Stearns’ Planetary Unfolding…. an utterly sublime tour of outer and inner space….. This CD covers a lot of ground and will cross many listening genre boundaries, as is evidenced by its reviews in all the other alternative music publications.”
–Synthesis

Follow the link to read more and listen to MP3 samples.

Weekly Sale Item: Three by Opium

We’ve got three more items from the SILENTES label on sale for you this week, but this time we’re featuring Italian recording artist, Opium.

ALGORITHMS –Was $10.99, right now just $5.99

algorithms

Classically elegant and extremely refined ambient music. Multi-dimensional sounds that are warm and enveloping. An emotional travelogue, starting dramatically, then taking the listener down a slower path, comfortably easing you into a long and fascinating sonic trip, where the sounds grow wide and large, and finally crumble inward, then regenerate, returning for another phase. A new sonic alchemy, and an entirely new world of soothing sounds for the adventurous listener to visit.

Listen to the track “Echo Off” from this album HERE on Youtube.

 

SYMPATHETIC FLYING OBJECTS –Was $15.99, right now just $9.99

sympathetic

Solo work by Opium… half of Solo Translatio, along with Alio Die, who released Sola Translatio on Hypnos and the equally wonderful Ad Infinitum on Italy’s Eibon label.

Sounds just about as ‘opium’ as you could imagine. Deep, flowing and refined ambient music with its heart firmly on its sleeve and a beautiful line in mellow soundscapes. This is possibly the most melodic Opium album and uses lovely background sounds and layers of tone to create just the right relaxing feeling to allow you to drift off whilst listening. -databloem.com

Listen to the track “Domus” from this album HERE on Youtube.

 

OPIUM / SOSTRAH TINNITUS – STAIN –Was $13.99, right now just $8.99
stain

“Warm, involving, deep and penetrating… Flowing sound patterns, vibrating drones permeated by a discreet sense of tension, evolving in dark, obscure, foggy, nocturnal atmospheres, violated by raven voices, mysterious noises and sounds of metal objects in motion… And then concrete noises, confused and elusive melodies, feeble light flashes, buried echoes of human voices, distant whispers, sudden passages of rough sounds, undefined nuisances, subliminal and hypnotic sequences.” -Silentes

Listen to the track “Stain One: Cochlea Staircase” HERE on Youtube.