Tagged: Dataobscura

New Arrivals and Restocks from Dataobscura/Blue Oasis

New arrivals, along with some restocks, from Canada’s Blue Oasis/DataObscura, just added to the Hypnos Online Store.

Jacob Newman and Devin Underwood – The Vivid Unmapped
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99)
Description by Jacob Newman and Devin Underwood:
“Fresh, free-flowing immersive dreamscapes in a minimal contemporary style. Rich with details, textures and treatments, The Vivid Unmapped also exhibits a rare delicacy throughout its various moods and sonic excursions. If you enjoy music like Entia Non and offthesky you are in for a real treat.

What started out as a collaborative experiment quickly transformed into something much larger. As we continued to work together we became more and more comfortable with the project, allowing the album to take on a beautiful lush environment filled with non-conflicting sounds even with the presence of multiple tracks of field recordings, guitars, synths, piano, effects, and more. The idea of sleep, dreaming, and hypnagogic states soon became a focus and direction for the project, with the songs representing many of our oneiric feelings.”…
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Robert Davies – Pond
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99)
Another deep pastoral exploration from Robert Davies. This time consisting of four longer, 15 minute pieces. A work inspired by lines from Thoreau’s Walden. Possibly the most meditative and serene of Robert’s albums to date. A work of subtle changes and consistent moods that functions well as both background ambiance and immersive mental landscapes…
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Robert Davies – Whispering Grove
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99)
Possibly his most perfect pastoral album to date. Music that brings romantic visions of languishing within secluded bowers of intoxicating scents and lush humid overgrowth. Crafted with an unassuming simplicity and deftness, this is an album guaranteed to transport you…
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September 2010 News Archive

(all September 2010 news updates are combined to one entry below)

2010.09.24

New releases and re-stocks from the always excellent Infraction label, just added to the
Hypnos Store inventory.

Concert Silence
(Infraction category)
(Price: $13.99)
Concert Silence is a collaboration between Charles Buckingham and Matthew Cooper, currently both residing in Portland, Oregon. An ongoing
conversation between the two began in 2004 when they met over a shared interest in live sound manipulation. 09.22.07 was the first major outcome of
discussions regarding symbiotic cultures and their implications to music. A live performance set up was designed, allowing each player to have equal input
and manipulation control, (which can be seen in a diagram within the artwork of the album)….
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Concert Silence – Rain Furniture
(Infraction category)
(Price: $13.99)
With Rain Furniture, Charles Buckingham and Matthew Cooper wanted to explore a new and different musical territory than previously traveled, while still using the audio set up from 09.22.07. As a companion piece to the full length, Rain Furniture engages a more raw energy….
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Ben Fleury-Steiner – Keep a Weather Eye Open
(Infraction category)
(Price: $13.99)
From the inset,Tender is the opaque morning the scene has been set on Keep a Weather Eye Open into a Bryars-esque dip into the sunken Titanic. Gently clattering china on a slow drop to the bed of the ocean, faint light filtering through. The band plays on, the notes become submerged & eventually a hymnal drone emerges repeating over and over in slow cycles. This is not the end however, as unlike the ill-fated Vessel of Sleep, this work re-emerges to the surface and into hazy light.
Roughly 2 years in the making, KAWEO is presented in a digipak with a 12 page color booklet in an edition of 900 copies. KAWEO was mastered by Robert Rich…
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2010.09.22

Just got a cool new item, an Ambient Temple of Imagination release on the Plague label, added to the
Hypnos Store today.

ATOI – Ambient Temple Of Imagination
(Plague category)
(Price: $13.99)
Limited edition, housed in A5-jacket. Over 70 minutes of ritual kabbalistic trance. ATOI member Seofon says: It’s the ATOI disc that I’ve always
wanted to see released. Featuring Johannes Ayres (IAO Core), Joshua Maremont (Thermal), Stephen Kent, Roy Robinson (23 Degrees), vidnaObmana and
Mark Wayne (E.A.R.)…
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2010.09.01

We just received a bit box of restocks from the Dataobscura and Blue Oasis labels, as well as one new item, now available on the
Hypnos Store today.

Nunc Stans – We Leave Without Speaking
(Blue Oasis/Dataobscura category)
(Price: $13.99)
We Leave Without Speaking is a single, 72 minute piece of expansive and deeply involving atmospheric ambience that wanders an enigmatic world of its own making, seamlessly flowing through a variety of rich sonic palettes and absorbing soundworlds. A work of considerable beauty, with an underlying sense of forlorn isolation and longing. A mature and sophisticated continuation of the Nunc Stans legacy.
Performed by Anthony Paul Kerby, spring 2010, using various synthesisers, guitar, treated piano, field recordings, and digital processing…
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