Hypnos Blog and Hypnos Forum Back Online

During the recent move of the hypnos.com domain to a new server, this blog and the Hypnos Forum were both “broken” and inaccessible.

Last week we restored the Forum, but the blog took a bit more work, due to the size of the database. This morning full functionality was restored here as well. Thank you for your patience while we worked through restoring the database backup and re-configuring the WordPress settings. We should have more updates for you soon!

Hello Again!

It’s been months since we’ve updated this News page, and longer than that since we’ve sent an electronic newsletter. Though the Hypnos Soundswim store has remained open and processing orders, we’ve been quiet.

We’re ready to start getting busy again!

When we left off, GDPR was just becoming a thing. Our newsletter signup page has been updated to be compliant for anybody who signed up from mid-2018 onward. If you became part of our electronic newsletter mailing list before that, you can read our Privacy Policy below, and if you like, easily unsubscribe by following a link at the bottom of any of our newsletter emails.

We’ll have more interesting news, such as sale items on the store, and information about upcoming Hypnos CD releases, very soon.


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“Superior Spells” by Sola Translatio on Hearts of Space Radio

It’s always wonderful to get airplay on Hearts of Space, one of the syndicated giants of ambient & space music. The most recent HOS show on July 10 featured “Superior Spells” by Sola Translatio’s Hypnos release, Mother Sunrise.

Our sincere thanks to Steve Davis and Stephen Hill of Hearts of Space radio. Here’s the playlist:


: ATTN: Radio
: 454 Las Gallinas #333
: San Rafael, CA 94903-6812
: U.S.A.
: Phone: 415-499-9901 x28 studio
: Fax: 415-499-9903
: Website: www.hos.com

PGM NOTE : cool electronic waveforms for hot days and balmy nights
FEED DATE : 7-10-15

“Labyrinth of the Unconscious” (edited) < 0:00->6:52 >
: HYPNOSIS; Real Music RM4214; 2014
: Info: www.realmusic.com/artists/thierry-david;

“Remains” < 6:52->13:34 >
: AETHEREAL CODE; Synphaera SYN01; 2015
— to be released on July 21 —
: Info: www.ambientascendant.com; www.synphaera.bandcamp.com

“Polestar” < 13:34->21:39 >
: BEAUTIFUL BROKEN; Just Music TAO 058; England 2015
: Info: www.justmusic.co.uk; www.digitonal.com

“I Can Hear Your Heart” < 21:39->27:58 >
: A GOOD PLACE TO BE; Interchill ICHILL CD 053; Canada 2015
: Info: www.interchill.com; www.anotherfineday.co.uk

“Angle of Loll” < 27:58->33:50 >
“Catalina 1943” < 33:50->40:24 >
: SEA ISLAND; Kranky KRANK191; 2014
: Info: www.kranky.net; www.loscil.ca

“Albatross” (edited) < 40:24->45:57 >
: BLUE INFINITY; Virtual VL02; England 2014
: Info: www.virtual1.bandcamp.com; www.ishq.org

“Superior Spells” (edited) < 45:57->54:25 >
: MOTHER SUNRISE; Hypnos hyp2130; 2001
: Info: www.hypnos.com/artists-ad.php; www.aliodie.net

“Child’s Play” < 54:25->58:59 >
: A GOOD PLACE TO BE; Interchill ICHILL CD053; Canada 2015
: Info: www.interchill.com; www.anotherfineday.co.uk

(c) 2015 Hearts of Space


Hypnos Recommends: Bruno Sanfilipo – ClarOscuro

Here’s an item from the AD21 label which we added to the Hypnos Store a while back, but forgot to feature here. It’s by one of our favorite ambient artists, Bruno Sanfilippo.

Bruno Sanfilippo – ClarOscuro
(AD21 category)

(Price: $13.99) “Barcelona-based Bruno Sanfilippo is a classically trained and electronic musician, a composer and a pianist. He has been exploring the borders of minimal piano concepts and electroacoustic music for more than 20 years. His CD series Piano Textures sets him in a tradition of artists such as Harold Budd and Brian Eno, combining slow piano tunes with electronic soundscapes. Now with ClarOscuro he makes his step into modern classical music by presenting his first composition work for piano trio. Most of the nine tracks on the album feature Sanfilippo along with the collaboration of the spanish musicians Manuel del Fresno on cello and Pere Bardagi on violin, while some of the tracks still let the sensitive piano playing stands on its own. With the fragility and beauty of some Arvo Pärt compositions and a high cinematic touch, ClarOscuro brings the perfect soundtrack for an imaginary movie.”…(MORE/BUY)

WDIY Radio Features Wide View by Jeff Greinke

We’re pleased to see WDIY radio feature in its entirety Jeff Greinke’s Hypnos album WIDE VIEW. Below is the playlist, but first, a link to the CD on our store in case you’re interested.

Wide View CD for $8.99



Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show, that
airs each Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown and Bethlehem,
PA, 93.9 FM in Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville
and Trexlertown, and webcasting on the internet.

Show #935 March 5, 2015.

On this show, I began a month-long focus on Jeff Greinke. The Featured
CD at Midnight was “Wide View” on Hypnos Records.


11:04 pm
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Kevin Braheny Starflight 1 * Galaxies (Hearts of Space)
VA [Asnazzy] Alien Atmosphere Greatest Electronic Ambient
Works Vol. 1 (Spotted Pecary)
Hypnosphere Ardent Drive Timedrift (Spheric Music)
AlioDie and Dissolved Heaven Elusive Metaphor (Hic Sunt
Parallel Worlds Leonies)
Andrew Douglas New Year’s Eve Eve Peace Be Here (Jennica)
Forrest Smithson Windtrap Ooti (none)
12:00 am
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Jeff Greinke Wide View Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke Glide Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke One September Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke Submerge Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke Interlude Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke Cloudburst Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke Slow Circles Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke Bounce Wide View (Hypnos)
Jeff Greinke Last Wave Wide View (Hypnos)

Jack Finlay, Enterprise Bridge Star Trek Original TV Series
Douglas Grindstaff, Sequence Sound Effects (GNP Crescendo)
and Joseph Sorokin

On the next Galactic Travels, I’ll continue the month-long focus on Jeff
Greinke. The Featured CD at Midnight will be “Weather from Another
Planet” on First World Records.