VAT for UK Customers

Please note that we are no longer able to sell to customers in the United Kingdom, due to Brexit-related changes to the VAT collection requirements. As we are not able to impound VAT taxes, yet it is required that we do so if we wish to ship orders to the UK, we must regretfully stop accepting orders from our customers in that region.

Our storefront software does not allow us to block orders from selected countries, so to prevent UK customers from ordering, we’ve set the shipping charge to $999 per item. Our apologies for this, as we’ve long enjoyed selling music to our friends in the UK!

Our hope is that the VAT collection requirements will be reverted to what they were previously.

Hypnos Blog and Hypnos Forum Back Online

During the recent move of the 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.


Hypnos and Soundswim Privacy Policy.

  • We never share your data with outside parties! It is used solely by us.
  • We only use your information to send you these newsletters, or to share information about your CD order if you’ve placed an order.
  • We comply, and will continue to comply, with all relevant and current privacy laws.
  • We will make sure it’s easy for people to unsubscribe if they wish not to be contacted in the future.

Hypnos/Soundswim Update

Hello all,

Just wanted to post an announcement informing everyone that the old Hypnos online store is now officially closed for business, at the same time our new Hypnos/Soundswim store SOUNDSWIM.COM is officially up and running!


We’re very excited! This will allow us to now focus all our attention to building up our new SoundSwim store, adding new items (after the inventory at the old store had been “on hold” pending the move for so long). Soon we’ll be bringing you cool new music and great bargains.

Be sure to watch this space for further announcements!

The New Hypnos Store and Special Discounts

When Hypnos first launched an online store almost 20 years ago, we used a shopping cart software called Miva Merchant which we’ve continued using until now. We’re finally ready to launch our new online store utilizing a new software platform, and stored on a separate internet domain.


During a transitional period, we will be leaving the old Hypnos store active, gradually moving items over to the new store and deleting them from the old store. Along the way, there will be times when some items or categories are available on both stores. You’re welcome to order from one or the other, but please be aware that we will be actively deleting things from the old store, so something might be available one minute and gone the next.

The old Hypnos store carried a stock of up to 2,000 items in the past, and we’re looking to not only give the store a nice facelift with improved technology, but also to start carrying a more narrowly focused catalog of items, more like 500 items. For this reason, not every artist, label or CD we previously carried will be moved over to the new store.

To give additional incentives for our customers to help us close out selected stock from the old store, we’re offering these coupon codes for the old Hypnos store.

CODE: 15PCTOFFANY (15% off any size order)

CODE: 25PCTOFF100 (25% off any order over $100)

CODE: 35PCTOFF250 (35% off any order over $250)

These coupon codes are all good through the end of the year, and can be used as many times as you like during that time, though the old Hypnos store will almost certainly be shut down before then!

Again, you are welcome to order at the new or the old store at any time, and many of our newest items have been added only at the new SoundSwim store. Unfortunately we are not able to allow you add items from the new store to orders on the old store, or vice versa. Coupon offers from one store do not apply to the other, and remember, items will be removed from the old store wihout further notice.

We sincerely thank you for two decades of past support through our old Hypnos Online Store! Now, we look forward to continuing to serve the ambient music community for many years to come using our store, and now that it is fully open, we will get back to more actively curating items to offer for sale.