Blood of a Poet by Steven Severin Added to Hypnos Store

Another new item from the Cold Spring label.

Steven Severin – Blood of a Poet (Cold Spring category)
(Price: $12.99) “Acclaimed solo artist and founding member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steven Severin’s debut album for Cold Spring Records is titled Blood Of A Poet (Le Sang d’un Poete). This album is his entire soundtrack to Jean Cocteau’s 1930 black & white surrealist classic and is the second in his ongoing series of Music For Silents.”…
More info / Buy for $12.99

Store Add: Lull/Beta Cloud/Liles on Cold Spring

Another new item from the Cold Spring label.

Lull & Beta Cloud & Andrew Lilies – Circadian Rhythm Disturbance Reconfigured (Cold Spring category)
(Price: $12.99) “From England to the United States and back again… it all started as a simple drone project between LULL (aka Mick Harris of Scorn, ex-Napalm Death) and BETA CLOUD (aka Carl Pace), based on the concept of how insomnia can effect your thought patterns. Billows of powerful bass drones set to indistinct flourishes of temporary insanity. The original track is there, but also included is a fierce remix track by legendary sound artist Andrew Liles (NURSE WITH WOUND). Fans of Lull and Beta Cloud will really sink their teeth into this one; what Liles has created here is not a simple remix but a raging, deconstruction as only he can do. Originally released as a limited 3” CD in 2008, now proudly presented in a deluxe digipak edition with stunning new artwork. A captivating listen for dark ambient and harsh noise fans alike”….
More info / Buy for $12.99

New in Hypnos Store: Stealth by Sleep Research Facility

Just received a box of new items from the Cold Spring label.

Sleep Research Facility – Stealth (2CD) (Cold Spring category)
(Price: $19.99, 2CD) Sublime new album from the drone / dark ambient legend. As a project commissioned for Cold Spring, “Stealth” presents itself as an exploration of sounds neither here nor there, textures camouflaged against their own background noise, and the distant crackling telemetric code-speak of a vague humanity hidden behind a cloak of deadly high-technology. Comprising of five deeply-layered extended tracks, mixed and edited from re-sampled location recordings originally captured inside the hangar environs of a Northrop-Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber, during a period of downtime maintenance at a U.S. Air Force base in Cambridgeshire, England. Original field recordings and texture preparations by FOURM/Si_Comm. First edition pressing of 1000 copies includes bonus disc comprised of this pre-mix material in its original, un-edited form, as a representation of the source audio from which Stealth was reconstituted. Deep listening inspired by one of the most mysterious aircraft of the twentieth-century. Headphones recommended……
More info / Buy 2CD for $19.99

November 2010 News Archive

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


Newly landed upon the Hypnos Online Store, a new recording from Swedish ambient
recording artist Relapxych.0 — a name some may recognize from his recent participation in the Hypnos
compilation Message From a Subatomic World, with the
track Distant Radiance.

Relapxych.0 – City Nightlights
(Miscellaneous category)
(Price: $11.99)
City Nightlights was built upon field recordings from areas around Stockholm central station, Stadshuskajen, Riddarholmen, Tegelbacken and some abandoned and architecturally left-behind areas under and beneath the main central station, imbuing the six tracks with a tangible spectral presence and greatly enhances their organically drifting nature….


We have two new items featured in the Hypnos Online Store. The artist, Igneous Flame,
may be familiar to Hypnos listeners, but the release is an unusual format: a data DVD-Rom holding long-form audio (both WAV and MP3 formats)
along with digital artwork for viewing or printout.

Igneous Flame – Ion
(miscellaneous category)
(Price: $12.99, Data DVD-ROM)
‘ION’ and ‘Orcus’ have been released concurrently (October 2010), as expressions of the polar opposites of Igneous Flames’ work.
“ION was created from synthesizer sound sources exclusively. Unlike other Igneous Flame albums which are predominantly constructed from
guitars / environmental recordings, ION works with a different sound-palette. A longform work (130 minutes), ION is intended as music for
relaxation / dreaming. Musical themes repeat throughout, seamlessly and subtley shifting tonal hue. Significant attention has been taken to
ensure a sonorous and balanced sonic consistency throughout the work.

DVD-ROM data disc containing audio files in WAV and MP3 formats, along with digital artwork. Disc is enclosed in a snapper vinyl case
without booklet or printed artwork, except full-color printing on the disc itself…

Igneous Flame – Orcus
(miscellaneous category)
(Price: $11.99, Data DVD-ROM)
ION and Orcus have been released concurrently (October 2010), as expressions of the polar opposites
of Igneous Flames’ work.
Raw, potent and at times unerringly chthonic, Orcus is a relentless collage of outer-stellar dronage, refined industrial noise(s) and processed
binaural recordings. It continues to explore the holophonics of Igneous Flames’ earlier Intox and Hydra albums. Powerful sounds and energies
have been fused together in this release, which is intended as a statement on the current corrosive energies unleashed into the world. Best
listened to on headphones (loud !) – due to the use of binaural recordings and spatial processes employed.

DVD-ROM data disc containing audio files in WAV and MP3 formats, along with digital artwork. Disc is enclosed in a snapper vinyl case
without booklet or printed artwork, except full-color printing on the disc itself…


Not only new additions to the
Hypnos Store today, but a whole new category featuring the Cold Spring

Nordvarger – Pyrrhula
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
Partly based on an old Swedish folktale, Pyrrhula (doomlord) is a pitch black journey into utter darkness. This is a tale of foreboding
doom… a portent of dark times to come… a blight on the face of this earth. These eight Black Ambient / Doom / Droneworks were brought forth from the
abyss of Villa Bohult exclusively for Cold Spring and contain the malevolent vocals of Lord Nordvargr himself! Beware the small creatures of light, they only
bring misery and death upon the enlightened ones. For they will paint their breast with blood and reap your unborn angels….
Machinefabriek – Daas
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
The tracks on Daas have been carefully picked to form a provoking, haunting journey. What the tracks have in common is a sense of
nostalgic graininess. As with the music of Philip Jeck, The Caretaker or William Basinski, these tracks are full of degrading melodies and dusty ambience.
\’Daas\’ is the previously unreleased opening track of the album, and features contributions by the great Richard Skelton. Flotter, Koploop and Grom were
previously available on small run self released EPs, while Onkruid was a track previously released on A Room Forever, as an expensive and extremely
limited 12\” boxset. All are now brought to a wider audience. Presented in a laminate digipak…
Alex Tiuniaev – I Knew Her
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
I knew Her is a 40-minute long journey of heart-melting, melancholic and neo-symphonic splendour – full of choirs, strings and
neoclassical orchestration. This solitary track builds to a haunting and breathtaking crescendo… then brings the listener gently back down to the warm
earth. A monumental release, with influences ranging from Sigur Ros to Philip Glass and Stars Of The Lid…
Inade – Aldebaran
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
Debut CD from the masters of Black Ambient, available again after 6 years! Aldebaran is the black sun of the secret knowledge. This
work focuses on the German Vril society myths of Aldebaran, from which universal spirituality is said to originate. One hour of immense walls of dark,
brooding atmospherics, pulsating anthems of the universal power, mixed with themes of heritage and history. The ultimate document of deep and
cavernous dark ambient…
Z’EV – Sum Things
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
These six pieces endeavor to transport the listener deep into their long forgotten memories of the primal forces at the dawn of creation.
Each piece is based on a single sound source. Absolutely no effects of any kind, not even equalization, were applied to the source recordings. Instead,
Z’EV relied solely on the stretching of the duration and pitch of the samples and then edited and mixed the results down into the heart of space…
Sleep Research Facility – Deep Frieze
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
Ultra deep, glacial Dark Ambient, based around Antarctic co-ordinates. The polar regions are awe-inspiring environments of
inhospitable minimalism, and at the same time there\’s a beautiful serenity to be found in their uncharted bleakness. There’s a powerful purity and
a timelessness to be found there; snow which has lain un-trampled for millennia and ice which formed eons ago; mountain ranges and deserts and
rivers to be found if you look. Deep Frieze is SRF\’s second album for Cold Spring and here deep, resonant, abyss-like drones shine forth from icy
chasms below.
Jewelcase with foldout map booklet…
Sleep Research Facility – Nostromo
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
Ultra deep ambience, based on the first 8 minutes of the movie Alien, which depicts the deep space haulage vessel slowly moving
through the void. The disc takes you through a slow trip into the ship via tracks DECK A – E, deeper and deeper into the bowels of the Nostromo. Colossal
dark ambience from the abyss, with beautiful artwork that evokes the sinister atmosphere of the ship. Reissue with bonus track Narcissus….
Tor Lundvall – Ghost Years
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
“Ghost Years is my first retrospective CD featuring tracks from various compilations, vinyl-only releases plus some unreleased
material. The focus is more on my vocal work, however there are a few instrumental pieces included as well. Although the music spans about a decade,
I was surprised at how well the tracks flow together to make a coherent ensemble, evolving from my earlier song-oriented compositions to the more
ambient nature of my recent recordings.”

-Tor Lundvall…
All Hail the Transcending Ghost – All Hail the Transcending Ghost
(Cold Spring category)
(Price: $13.99)
The debut album from AHTTG – a joint collaboration between Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk (MZ.412, Toroidh, Folkstorm etc) and Tim
Bertilsson (Fear Falls Burning, Switchblade). The Swedish duo have created arguably one of the most haunting drone-dark-ambient-industrial works in
recent years, invoking the spirits of old Nordvargr, meets the sludge-doom vibe of Tim\’s hellish guitar. …truly the most scary music I have recorded,
(Nordvargr.) An icy chill down your spine… a cold hand on your shoulder… you are never alone in the darkness…


More new stuff flowing into the
Hypnos Store this week. The first is a strange, experimental
side project by Hypnos artist Seren Ffordd, in collaboration with Gliese 614, under the name Llunstorcarnay.”

Llunstorcarnay (Seren Ffordd and Gliese 614) – Lament of a Forgotten God (CDR)
(miscellaneous category)
(Price: $11.99)
Debut album from “Llunstorcarnay,” a collaboration between Seren Ffordd and Gliese 614. “Lament of a Forgotten God
is inspired by the ancient poems such as the Song of Taliesyn and was recorded between August 2008 – March 2010. The album developed
a life of its own, not quite going where we had intended but drawing us into its own sounds and direction – we are pleased at having given it a voice….


We’re very excited about our new Hypnos release, which is our first digipak format CD, and the first work by Italian trio Herion.

Artist: Herion
Title: Out and About
Label: Hypnos CD (digipak)

Herion - Out and About

2010. Herion is an Italian trio whose members include Emanuele Errante (known to Hypnos customers for Humus on Evan Bartholomew’s Somnia label),
Enrico Coniglio (Aqua Dorsa project collaborator with Oophoi for the album Cloudlands, he also released Sea Cathedrals solo on Silentes), and Elisa Marzorati.

They’ve created a beautiful and compelling combination of delicate musical structures with “glitch” components and strange, experimental little samples.
Always a pleasant, peaceful listen, Out and About brings a blissed-out classical musicality into connection with an artful edge. This combination
of elements results in an especially sensitive, moving set of mood pieces. Somewhere between chamber music and minimalism, between lightness and melancholy,
this trio balances elements uncommon in ambient music.

Pre-release review:
“Emanuele Errante, Enrico Coniglio, and Elisa Marzorati have created a wonderful album that moves right to the soul of the listener. While I was familiar with Emanuele Errante,
who released the excellent Humus album on Somnia in 2008, the other performers were a mystery to me. Marzoratiís piano motifs, mixed with Coniglioís multi-faceted
contributions involving melodica, harmonica, and treated guitar, all meld beautifully with Erranteís orchestral arrangements.”

-ñReview by Michael Vitrano for Fluid Radio

Hypnos is very pleased to release the first album this this trio. Out and About is not only a departure in terms of sound, but is also the Hypnos label’s first release in
digipak format. Here are pictures to give a sense of the package (click on images to see super-big version). See below for sample audio clips in mp3 format.

Herion - Out and About - Digipak Exterior

Herion - Out and About - Digipak Interior

Out and About tracks, including mp3 sample clips:
01. Oxg MP3
02. Lindos MP3
03. Cab MP3
04. One Minute After the Sunset MP3
05. Moske Orgulje MP3
06. The Earth MP3
07. The Hanging Glacier MP3
08. Two Minutes To Sunrise MP3
09. Risvegli MP3
10. Solo MP3

Purchase direct for $12.99