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Title: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 21, 2011, 07:48:34 PM
Artist: A Produce & Loren Nerell
Title: Intangible
Label: Hypnos (digipak CD)


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2011. The first collaboration between two artists well-known to Hypnos listeners and fans of ambient & experimental music in general.

While Intangible has a meditative and tranquil drifting quality, it also incorporates more melodic and rhythmic elements than most ambient music of the present day. Listeners who like their ambience musical will enjoy this as much as those who like their drones deep and mystical.

Though it's the duo's first collaboration together, both of them have been releasing music for about a quarter century. These guys are responsible for some of our "Desert Island Disc" listening material here at Hypnos HQ (A Smooth Surface and Lilin Dewa are both long-time favorites). Often at Hypnos we try to introduce new, fresh talent to our listeners, but this is a case of two music-makers who know all the tricks, and yet continue to create work as vibrant and inspired as anything on the cutting edge.

A Produce has released ten albums, including two on Hypnos (Smile on the Void solo, and Altara in collaboration with Hypnos founder M. Griffin). Loren Nerell has released solo work on Amplexus, Soleilmoon, and Side Effects, and collaborated with ambient music giant Steve Roach on Terraform in 2006.
 
Track list with MP3 samples
01 - Intangible - 08:14 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-apln-i-1.mp3
02 - Planet Atmo - 13:09 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-apln-i-2.mp3
03 - String Theory - 03:54 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-apln-i-3.mp3
04 - Area 51.1 - 07:02 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-apln-i-4.mp3
05 - Lost in Transformation -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-apln-i-5.mp3
06 - Meadow Dusk - 06:11 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-apln-i-6.mp3
07 - Pot Covers at Dawn - 06:39 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-apln-i-7.mp3

Purchase direct for $12.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hyp3160


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Purchase direct for $12.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hyp3160
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 21, 2011, 07:51:57 PM
A special note, apart from the official press release for this album:

We're trying something unusual with this release, offering a big discount for the first few days of release. Our regular price will continue to be $12.99 for Hypnos releases but until Friday, only through the Hypnos store, this one will be $8.99!

If this promotional effort is successful, not only will you save almost 1/3 the price of this CD, but you'll encourage us to continue this great "first few days" discount with future releases.


$8.99 is super-cheap for an official, brand new Hypnos CD!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: Seren on June 22, 2011, 01:20:53 AM
Another great looking digipak Mike 8) 8)
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: Anodize DB on June 22, 2011, 06:39:53 AM
It is so ordered! (yesterday, in fact) :)
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 22, 2011, 07:54:21 AM
Thanks, Darren (and all the rest of you who have ordered already).
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 22, 2011, 07:54:46 AM
Another great looking digipak Mike 8) 8)


Glad you like it -- the next one's going to have your name on the cover!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: jkn on June 22, 2011, 08:04:14 AM
copy / pasted this to rM:  http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/a-produce-amp-loren-nerell

the cover is also on front page right of http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com  in the "releases from members" list.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 22, 2011, 08:11:30 AM
Thx for the signal boost, John!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: headonist on June 22, 2011, 01:36:45 PM
I am enjoying the samples so I think I'm gonna put an order on this. Thanks for the heads up about the special price!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: Dave Michuda on June 22, 2011, 07:57:12 PM
Samples sound excellent, can't wait for it!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 23, 2011, 05:49:12 AM
We appreciate the support, everybody. Orders so far have been very encouraging, so we'll probably repeat this "first week special deal" with future releases.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: Scott M2 on June 23, 2011, 08:05:41 AM
I plan to put my order in tonight. I'm loving the digipaks and you have to love the 1st week special idea. Go Hypnos!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: richardgurtler on June 23, 2011, 10:00:07 AM
Ordered. Really looking forward to explore co-work of Barry and Loren. I didn't listen to any samples, but I am sure it will sound as much exciting as it looks like. And big thanks to Mike & Lena for the nice discount, much appreciated!!! I hope there will be enough feedback to repeat it again with future Hypnos releases.

Richard
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 24, 2011, 12:06:10 PM
Reminder -- it's the final day for the $8.99 special for Intangible on the Hypnos Store. Price goes back to $12.99 on Saturday.

You must buy!

http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hyp3160 (http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hyp3160)
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: jdh on June 24, 2011, 09:09:36 PM
Ordered,samples are interesting and much appreciated.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 25, 2011, 10:40:27 AM
The introductory special is over now. We really appreciate everybody's support The special offer seemed to generate a lot of excitement, and many customers were so happy to save four bucks on Intangible they went crazy and bought all kinds of other stuff.

Again, this kind of support definitely helps ensure that we'll keep right on putting out CDs regularly, and continue offering such deals in the future. At times in today's music environment it seems people don't want to purchase CDs and records labels can start to feel it's somewhat futile to continue, but this past four days just proves that if we release top-quality music, offer a special deal, and make an extra effort to spread the word, it can work out well for everybody.

Thanks again from Hypnos!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: Scott Raymond on June 25, 2011, 11:09:59 AM
Got my copy today and listening to it now. Sounds wonderful. Nice to hear new material from both of them. Thanks, Mike!

Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: hdibrell on June 25, 2011, 02:51:08 PM
I also got my copy today. (Lena, do you ever sleep?) I've only had a chance to listen in my car so far. It sounds like a great release. I will give it a better listen tonight on my home stereo. Can't wait!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: ffcal on June 26, 2011, 08:37:24 PM
Mine came on Friday as well, and I just listened to it in full today.  Very nicely balanced between the earthy and the spacey.  My favorite tracks so far are two extended ones--Lost In Transformation and Pot Covers At Dawn.  I enjoyed the impressionistic artwork and packaging, too.  Nice going, Mike!

Forrest
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on June 27, 2011, 05:49:22 AM
Thanks very much for the feedback, everybody. I'm glad to hear the album's being well received so far.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: jkn on June 27, 2011, 07:14:12 AM
Truly awesome to hear that the special really caught on and people responded!   Fantastic!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: Dave Michuda on June 27, 2011, 07:53:18 PM
Got mine today & so far I love this recording!  I agree with Forrest, my fav cuts are Lost In Transformation and Pot Covers At Dawn.  Excellent release all around.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: richardgurtler on July 02, 2011, 10:45:26 AM
"Intangible" CD just arrived safely and being deeply explored now, absolutely magnificent and mesmerizing so far, musically, sonically and visually!!! My review will follow during the coming days, can't miss this masterwork. Big thanks to Barry and Loren and also to Mike for the artwork, you made my day, guys, with this album!!! All the best... :)

Richard
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: richardgurtler on July 05, 2011, 03:25:23 AM
Hi friends, here is my little review on this great album:

A Produce & Loren Nerell "Intangible" CD

A Produce and Loren Nerell, two highly respected, in California based, sound explorers in the genre, remained quiet for the last few years. But since summer of 2007 they were sporadically working on new project that firstly ended up as a soundtrack to Bart Santello's short film "Intangible". Now, few years later, they are striking with long time awaited collaborative effort "Intangible" on Hypnos. Stunning digipak artwork (art and design by Hypnos' Mike Griffin) catched immediately my attention, shortly followed by truly exciting sonic landscapes. Yes, Barry Craig and Loren Nerell deliver amazing blend of gentle atmospherics and crispy tribal rhythms, all made in a very distinguished manner showing enormous potential of like-minded musicians who are uniting their talents and styles. The title track "Intangible" opens this show with its delicately crafted warm atmosonics, tranquilly and graciously floating around my ears just like the cover image, wonderful intro!!! "Planet Atmo" fits exactly its title, another beautifully evocative aerial ambience with occasionally raising and falling texture, a true intergalactic voyage at its most captivating level! Earthy and galvanizing power of tribal drumming, tinkling bells, suggestive flutes and strange sounds enrich exotic perfumed "String Theory". The next cut, "Area 51.1" merges gently deep space drifts with slowed down trance-like rhythm, a very smooth and mesmerizing, crystal clear listening experience, totally magnificent!!! "Lost In Transformation" is slightly more experimental, ghostly and meditative, flavored with singing bowls, voice samples, bells, assorted metallic sounds. A very impressive exploration of deep and mysterious realms! "Meadow Dusk" incorporates again tender tribal drumming blended with peaceful and melancholic floaters, another strongly visualizing composition. The CD ends with hypnotic "Pot Covers At Dawn", the most naturally sounding piece with occasionally emerging tribal beats. Every piece on "Intangible" is masterful, A Produce and Loren Nerell delivered the best of their masteries. This is one of the best albums so far for 2011, so if you like a truly sophisticated mixture of immersive sound painting with sensitive tribal elements, you can't go wrong with "Intangible", it's highly recommended!!!

Richard Gürtler (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: eric719 on July 05, 2011, 10:30:26 PM
Finally getting around to listening to this. Really nice! One of the highlights of 2011 so far.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mystified on July 06, 2011, 09:36:56 AM
This cd, and a couple of other new Hypnos cds, together with Saul Stokes' new one, are reviewed in this week's Vital Weekly.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on July 06, 2011, 11:04:22 AM
Thanks very much for all the feedback, everyone -- and to Richard for the full review, and to Thomas for pointing out the Vital Weekly reviews.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: LNerell on July 07, 2011, 09:10:10 AM
Thank's Richard for the review, and thank you Thomas for the heads up on the Vital Weekly review. I use to get his reviews in an email, but for some reason they stopped sending them years ago, I wasn't even aware that Vital was still around.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: drone on on July 08, 2011, 10:17:46 AM
Great album.  An "instant classic" in the Hypnos catalog, and probably the best thing I've heard this year.
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on July 12, 2011, 10:38:42 AM
Very glad you liked it!
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on July 20, 2011, 11:10:39 AM
I've updated the Intangible listings to include up to date reviews, both formal and informal. So far, everybody seems to love this CD!

CD release page:
http://www.hypnos.com/releases-apln-i.php

Hypnos store page:
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hyp3160
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mgriffin on August 05, 2011, 04:31:30 PM
I meant to create an A Produce & Loren Nerell podcast, featuring outtakes from INTANGIBLE as well as some work by each of the two artists individually, but Loren took care of it before I had a chance.

Check out this free audio stream on Soundcloud, roughly CD length. There's no narration but Loren has provided a key to the tracks included (some are excerpts, not full album tracks) in the comments.

http://soundcloud.com/lnerell/loren-nerell-podcast (http://soundcloud.com/lnerell/loren-nerell-podcast)
Title: Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
Post by: mystified on August 21, 2011, 05:49:47 PM
Nice! Looks like a track from this release got played on Hearts of Space radio last week, on their "Desert Solitaire" show. Congratulations!