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HYPNOS RECORDINGS => Hypnos Label Releases => Topic started by: headonist on February 09, 2011, 02:08:07 PM

Title: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: headonist on February 09, 2011, 02:08:07 PM
Sonic Continuum has gotten repeated listens here lately, which is quite rare for me. There is something special with this album. In a way I feel the same atmosphere with Steve Roach's A Deeper Silence. It is that lonely feeling and deep, serious mood. Would be nice if you know more music with a similar atmosphere. Hypnos or non-Hypnos.

P.S. I don't care if this release is over 10 years old. Good music is timeless for me.
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: Joe R on February 09, 2011, 03:10:20 PM
I'll have to give that another listen. Back in the day, when I first bought it (is it really over ten years ago?!) it didn't do much for me. But it seems to get lots of mentions around here, so maybe I should give it another try.
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: mgriffin on February 09, 2011, 03:12:40 PM
Joe, it's one of those CDs we released and nobody much talked about it, and very few people bought it. Over the years, though, it's begun to pick up steam. I attribute this partly to the many releases by these two artists on the Silentes label (both individually and together) which has helped build awareness, but of course the biggest reason is that it's a great piece of sound art.
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: headonist on February 10, 2011, 10:47:46 AM
Agreed. It's a great piece of art. But Sonic Continuum wasn't my first experience with Rod Modell. I used to listen alot to his album Vibrasound when it came out in 2004. That's a whole different dub techno beast though.
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: Joe R on February 12, 2011, 08:21:27 AM
Okay, I dug out my copy of Sonic Continuum, and I'll give it a good listen today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: mgriffin on February 14, 2011, 09:30:44 AM
Let us know, Joe.
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: hhh on February 14, 2011, 10:46:41 AM
I tried to find some examples of the music for Sonic Continuum, but not even their web site
has any examples. Can anyone point me to some sound clips from the CD? It sounds quite
interesting and the positive reviews are numerous.

Thanks,

hhh
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: headonist on February 14, 2011, 11:18:20 AM
There's a "clip" (the full song actually) on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ7zOY4IqJc
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: mgriffin on February 14, 2011, 11:21:32 AM
Wow, I didn't realize we had no sound clips available for this CD. I'll fix that soon!
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: Joe R on February 14, 2011, 03:46:46 PM
Let us know, Joe.

Actually, it's quite good! I don't know why I was so lukewarm about it before...  sometimes it takes a while for something to click. Like in this case, 11 years  ;)

I prefer the second track, it's more formless and "floaty".
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: Youngblood on July 22, 2011, 09:02:07 AM
This album is an all  time favorite that I don't hear a lot about.  I must have slept to that thing every night for 2 years when it came out!
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: drone on on July 23, 2011, 09:56:46 AM
SC was one of the first, if not the first, Hypnos disc I got back in '97.  Love this one.  Just ordered Rod Modell Plays Michael Mantra (Silentes label) from Ye Olde Hypnos Store, which is very highly rated on Discogs. 
Title: Re: Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum
Post by: nuun on August 04, 2011, 06:37:36 AM
Sonic Continuum is a masterpiece to me, and one of my first Hypnos purchase too.
Two beautiful relaxing tracks which strangely act on mind.
Rod Modell The Autonomous Music Project is also a remarkable release, unfortunately rare and out of stock.