CD Release: The Deception of Reality, by Numina

We’re pleased to announce today’s release of the latest from Numina, The Deception of Reality. We’re offering an introductory special for one week only, $8.99 instead of the usual $12.99

Artist: Numina
Title: The Deception of Reality
Label: Hypnos Recordings

Numina - The Deception of Reality

2012. The Deception of Reality is the fourth Numina release on Hypnos, the first since 2007’s Shift to the Ghost.
Still present is Numina’s trademark sound, combining abstract deep-space textures with subtle melodic and rhythmic elements, but with a new emphasis on more vivid sonics. Listeners seeking smooth, creamy synthesizer background textures will still find them, here overlaid with more “up front” accents. Extra care has been taken in the mixing and mastering to preserve the separation and placement of individual instruments, and we believe the result is the best pure sound experience Numina has ever come up with.

As with the last Numina album, The Deception of Reality is a continuous, long-form ambient music piece of about 72 minutes, broken into five “tracks” for listening convenience. Unlike much long-form ambient, this sound work is ever-changing, continually evolving in mood and sound texture, bringing in new instruments while fading out old ones. Despite its continuous format, the album is so varied across its duration that most listeners would likely never notice they’re listening to a single unbroken piece.

Numina is vague about the meaning of the title, which could be taken in any of several ways. Some hint may be derived from the Albert Einstein quote within the liner notes: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

We at Hypnos sincerely believe this to be the best Numina work yet, sure to please his existing fans while perhaps engaging with some new listeners as well.

Here are images of the digipak and disc (click on images to see super-big version). Skip down for audio samples.

Numina - The Deception of Reality - Digipak Exterior

Numina - The Deception of Reality - Digipak Interior

In addition to the usual MP3 clips for individual tracks below, here’s a blended sampler on Soundcloud:

Track listing with MP3 samples:
1. The Illusion Transmission > 17:17
2. Our Elegant Experience > 16:59
3. In Cerulean Haze > 9:32
4. Empire of Nothing > 19:23
5. Translunary Return > 11:55

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Numina Deception of Reality Sample on Soundcloud

Numina just created the following 13 minute sampler of selections from his upcoming album The Deception of Reality. The CD went into production today so we’re planning to have this released mid-July. Follow think link within his announcement below.

Numina ~ “The Deception of Reality” 13-minute audio sampler. Due to be released on Hypnos Recordings on July 17th, 2012.

Let the illusion begin…

Numina’s Deception of Reality is Almost Ready

Just a quick update on our next CD release, The Deception of Reality by Numina. The cover artwork is finalized and we’re just fine-tuning the liner notes and making the final tweaks to the master.

We should be sending this project into production next week, which would mean a release date in the first half of July. I’ll narrow that down as we come closer. This is going to be a great one — can’t wait for everyone to hear it!