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Nebulę - The Path of White Clouds

Artist: Nebulę
Title: The Path of White Clouds
Label: Hypnos Recordings

Nebulae - The Path of White Clouds

Hypnos is pleased to reissue this classic ambient album first released by the Stella Maris label. Nebulę (previously known as "Nebula") is an European ambient supergroup of sorts, featuring Oophoi, Tau Ceti, Mathias Grassow, Klaus Wiese, Lorenzo Pierobon, Luna, and Mauro Malgrande. This is a beautiful, ethereal and abstract ambient recording, which certainly deserved greater attention than it received prior to the demise of Stella Maris, which existed only long enough to release two Nebula albums. That first release was a limited edition CDR but our reissue is a professionally manufactured CD in a beautiful digipak with new graphics.

The Path of White Clouds explores a serene and otherworldly soundspace. Meditative and gentle, these six tracks are sure to appeal to listeners who enjoy the more spacious ambient works released by Oophoi during the height of his Umbra and Penumra sister labels. The sound sources utilized here lean more toward the organic and physical instruments, and electronic processing and synthesizers are used subtly to accentuate the rest.

In the years since this album was released, Oophoi has grown from just another new practitioner of ambient music to a recording artist as respected and well-loved as any other. We at Hypnos have released other Oophoi works such as Athlit, and his collaboration with Paul Vnuk Jr. (of Ma Ja Le), Distance to Zero. We also have an upcoming release The Martian Chronicles by Oophoi with Seren Ffordd. Usually we focus on releasing new projects, but sometimes a significant early work becomes completely unavailable. In a case such as this, the material strong enough taht we're sure listeners will feel it compares favorably with anything recorded since. The Path of White Clouds deserves to be heard. Here are images of the new digipak package (click on images to see super-big version). Skip down for sample audio clips in mp3 format.

Nebulae - Path of White Clouds - Digipak Exterior

Nebulae - Path of White Clouds - Digipak Interior

Track listing with MP3 samples:

Track listing with full credits

1 The Quest 4.00
Tau Ceti: synths
Oophoi: synths, singing bowls

2 Ascension 10.36
Lorenzo Pierobon: harmonic chant
Oophoi: synths, electronics, processing

3 Devotion 13.25
Geert Verbeke: himalayan bowls
Mathias Grassow: synths
Lorenzo Pierobon: harmonic chant
Tau Ceti: synths
Luna: vocals
Oophoi: synths, gong, electronics, processing

4 The Living Mandala 9.15
Mauro Malgrande: shakuhachi
Mathias Grassow: synths
Oophoi: synths, bells, processing

5 Enlightenment 16.20
Klaus Wiese: synths
Mauro Malgrande: shakuhachi
Oophoi: synths, electronics, noises, processing

6 The Path of White Clouds 11.16
Klaus Wiese: zither
Lorenzo Pierobon: harmonic chant
Oophoi: synths, voice, electronics, processing

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Oophoi in The Kiva, october 2003

Music concept by Oophoi, inspired by the reading of "The Way of the White Clouds - A Buddhist Pilgrim in Tibet", by Lama Anagarika Govinda

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