Tagged: SUMMER2013

CD Sale: Stellar Auditorium Label

We’ve done a price cut on the entire Stellar Auditorium category on the Hypnos Store.

ITEMS:
Underjordiska / Spectral Lore (now $9.99, was $14.99)
Procer Veneficus – Saltwater & Glassmoon (now $9.99, was $14.99)
Sempervirens – Dirge of the Dying Year (now $9.99, was $14.99)

We’ve also added these items to the CLOSEOUT section of the store, not because we intend to stop carrying these items forever, but because we need to blow out what we have before we add new items to our new store later.

Also, don’t forget our coupon code SUMMER2013 which gives 10% off any purchase, and is valid through the end of July 2013. We also just added a 3-day special coupon code 15PCT75MIN (15% off orders over $75, expires June 28, 2013).

CD Sale: Waterscape Label

We’ve done a price cut on the entire Waterscape label category on the Hypnos Store — huge price reductions on this one! These items are limited and mostly out of print, so they’re less likely to be restocked after this closeout.

ITEMS:
Jason Sloan – Static (ltd. 3″ mini-cdr) (was $13.99, now $7.99)
True Colour of Blood – The Cave of Knowlege (ltd. 3″ mini-cdr) (was $13.99, now $7.99)
Taiga Remains – Descend from Ivory Cliffs (ltd. 3″ mini-cdr) (was $13.99, now $7.99)
Hakobune – Melting Reminiscence (ltd. 3″ mini-cdr) (was $13.99, now $7.99)
Apalusa – Live from the Dry Valley’s (ltd. 3″ mini-cdr) (was $13.99, now $7.99)
Peter Wright – Burning a Hole in the Sun (ltd. 3″ mini-cdr) (was $13.99, now $7.99)
Sean Reardon – A Collection of Origins (ltd. cd) (was $13.99, now $8.99)
Aidan Baker & Jakob Thiesen – A Bout De Souffle (ltd. cd) (was $13.99, now $8.99)

We’ve also added these items to the CLOSEOUT section of the store.

Don’t forget our two currently-active coupon codes:
SUMMER2013 gives 10% off any purchase, and is valid through the end of July 2013.
15PCT75MIN gives 15% off purchases over $75, but it is only valid through June 28.

CD Sale: The Contemporary Nocturne by Vidna Obmana

Here’s another price cut on the Hypnos Store for one of our own label’s CDs.


Artist: Vidna Obmana
Title: The Contemporary Nocturne
Label: Hypnos Recordings

2000. Now available from Hypnos Recordings and Belgian ambient master vidnaObmana, The Contemporary Nocturne. This is the second half of the extended work begun last year with The Surreal Sanctuary, and represents perhaps vidnaObmana’s most challenging and complex work yet.

Track listing with MP3 clips:
Duel
Chasing the odyssee
A platform of sorrow
The gaze in dissonance
Mute grief
Revelation
The path downward
Infinity

Was $11.99, now just $7.99

Don’t forget our two currently-active coupon codes:
SUMMER2013 gives 10% off any purchase, and is valid through the end of July 2013.
15PCT75MIN gives 15% off purchases over $75, but it is only valid through June 28.

CD Sale: Nepenthe Label/Dwight Ashley/Tim Story

We’ve done a price cut on the entire Nepenthe category, including items by Dwight Ashley and Tim Story, on the Hypnos Store.

ITEMS:
Dwight Ashley & Tim Story – Drop (now $8.99, was $12.99)
Tim Story – Caravan (music from the motion picture) (now $8.99, was $12.99)

Dwight Ashley & Tim Story – Standing + Falling (now $8.99, was $12.99)
Buzzle (Tim Story) – Buzzle (now $8.99, was $12.99)

We’ve also added these items to the CLOSEOUT section of the store, not because we intend to stop carrying these items forever, but because we need to blow out what we have before we add new items to our new store later.

Also, don’t forget our coupon code SUMMER2013 which gives 10% off any purchase, and is valid through the end of July 2013.

CD Sale: Fabrications by M. Griffin

Here’s another price cut on the Hypnos Store for one of our own label’s CDs.


Artist: M. Griffin
Title: Fabrications
Label: Hypnos Recordings

Originally announced in 1997 as the follow-up by Hypnos founder Mike Griffin to his debut Sudden Dark, Fabrications has been reworked, abandoned, restarted from scratch, back-burnered, reimagined, and left frozen in carbonite. Among those who have followed Hypnos
from the beginning, Fabrications achieved a certain notoriety as the album always promised for release in the coming year, which never quite arrived. 2008 is finally the year in which Fabrications is revealed, perhaps appropriate for the 10-year anniversary of its original planned release date, 1998.

Generally known as an ambient minimalist, utilizing synthesizers for most of his work, this time M. Griffin took advantage of “real world” sounds, captured with binaural microphones using a portable digital audio recorder. For this release, Griffin built up collages of numerous location recording elements, including cars driving on freeways, people walking in long echoing hallways, the ocean waves in Kona at night, a metalworking factory with heavy machinery crunching away, distant trains, and clothes driers. These elements were manipulated, combined, worked-on and re-worked, and overlaid with looped spoken elements later created by Griffin in the studio. The end result comes out something like the Zoviet France soundtrack to a David Lynch film, that is, a dark and dream-like collage of loops, spoken fragments, disembodied whispers, and the echo of far-off machinery.

While ambient music recordings generally only include a few “layers,” Fabrications has been painstakingly built-up over the years so that all tracks are now comprised of dozens of layers, in some cases upward of 100. The result is incredibly complex, with ghostly remnants of real, concrete sounds filtered one against another. Aural signatures of many real places combine to form sonic impressions of a series of locations that do not really exist. These imagined, artificial locales are in effect, fabrications.

Track listing, with MP3 sample clips:
Water is Silver
Gravity
Behind
Air Sense Space
Devise
Sky is Glass Lit

Was $9.99, now $7.99

Don’t forget our two currently-active coupon codes:
SUMMER2013 gives 10% off any purchase, and is valid through the end of July 2013.
15PCT75MIN gives 15% off purchases over $75, but it is only valid through June 28.