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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:16:46 AM »
Mike,

Who took this absolutely brilliant image?  I am a photographer and gotta tell you that this blows me away.

Thanks

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Relaxed Machinery
« on: November 09, 2012, 04:48:56 AM »
What's up with the Relaxed Machinery catagory at hhe Hypnos Store?  All I get is a logo when I go to order something.  Can't see the CD's, description's or order tag for the store.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Stephen Phillips
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:55:38 AM »
Thanks for the info.  Hope he is well.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Stephen Phillips
« on: August 14, 2012, 11:59:07 AM »
Whatever happened to Mr. Phillips?  His sight has not been updated in quite some time, and I haven't seen any new releases.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Top concept albums of all time
« on: January 07, 2011, 07:32:04 AM »
Yes - Tales of Topographic Oceans

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Trying to contact mike g
« on: December 02, 2010, 07:42:01 AM »
Mike,

I am on AOL e-mail and I have never had problem receiving e-mails from Hypnos.  Most of those come in response to order', granted, but I have received one or three from you or Lena in the past.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Roger Waters - The Wall Tour 2010-2011
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:52:30 AM »
So - How was it?  I'm going in Philly on November 11th.  Everything I read has been positive so far.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: July 15, 2010, 07:16:25 AM »
China Mieville - Kraken

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Cleo 1997-2010
« on: April 05, 2010, 07:25:18 AM »
Wayne, I feel your pain.  We had a Malta-poo that we lost at 13 years old.  Very special dog.  Followed me everywhere.  Stayed with me on the couch, when I cut grass or raked leaves.  Let her out to do her business, and she would come back in without prompting.  She stopped eating one day, and a couple of days later I came home from work and she got up off her bed and promptly fell over.  took her to the vets and she passed away 3 days later.  Just totally full of cancer.  Never complained once.  Cried like a baby when we went to see her for the last time.  They wiggle their way into your life and provide a wonderful source of love.  So sorry for your loss!!!

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It looks like ambient music is guaranteed an esoteric audience.

It's like a secret only a few people in the world share, and I'm in on it.


Well, cool!  I learned that I am a member of a secret group within an esoteric audience.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Earth Mantra
« on: January 29, 2010, 10:30:51 AM »
Just went over to the Earth Mantra site and got an account suspeneded page.  Anyone know anything?

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Jimi Hendrix - 1968 - New Orleans -  Mind Blowing.  Don't even remember the opening act.

Pink Floyd - April, 1972 -Lyric Theater in Baltimore - DSOTM had not been released, so, we were expecting sets of old material.  Wow!  Were we surprised.  They opened op with Dark Side, and it was just mezmerizing.

Genesis - 1972 0r 73 - Allentown Fairgrounds - Nursery Crimes and Foxtrot - Gabriel in full costume.

Yes - 1974 - Tales of Topographic Oceans tour - Harrisburg Farm Show Arena - the sets were amazing, - Roger Dean brought to life.

Genesis - 1978 - 79 - Then there were three tour - Penn State.

Worst concert - The Doors - '68 or 69 - Morrison's voice was terrible, and the crowd was antagonistic ("Morrison's dead!" chants) Las Vagas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Headphones ?
« on: June 21, 2009, 10:16:10 AM »
I use Grado Labs Sr-80's.  They have really nice, deep, bass reponse and very clear highs.  I already wore out one pair and am well into my second pair.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« on: March 03, 2009, 10:09:00 AM »
"on the same page" as in "we're not on the same page", and " at the end of the day" indicating what should be in place, happening,  or who should be in charge or responsible.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: It's a new year... let's introduce ourselves
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:57:25 AM »
Frank Sylvis and I live in the western suburbs of Philly (Bryn Mawr, Radnor, Villanova area).  Spent 10 years in New England (North Andover, Nashua, Methuen, Salem area).  My wife still works from home for a company based out of Salem, CoreMedical Group, placing traveling nurses and allied health professional.  I work for a local health system as a finance manager here in Bryn Mawr.  Been in love with ambient/electronic music for ever, originally starting with Pink Floyd, Wendy Carlos and TD.  I have about 750 pieces of vinyl in my basement including such labels as Audion, Secret Music and the IC label.  My family hates ambient and my wife accuses me of playing it just to drive them out of the family room where my 5.1 is set up.  ;)  Been buying Hypnos stuff and related CDís since about 1997.  I have over 1,000 disks of bought and self made ambiet/tribal/drone/space/soundscape stuff now.  Bought my 1st Steve Roach vinyl in 1984 (Structures from Silence) and my kids were born in Nashua to the sounds of the Quiet Music tapes.  (Didnít stick with them though).  Like to read and listen to the likes of Oophoi, Robert Rich, Hypnos, Spotted Peccary, Project, Roach, Brennan, Numina, and a lot of the new guys putting stuff out on net labels like Earth Mantra.  Been to several Gatherings, and even took my wife to one (huge mistake).  Intersperse my ambient with ECM jazz and ECM classical just to keep a semblance of peace (along with a local Classic Rock station).  Very amateur photographer, using a digital Nikon SLR, with a nice collection of Amish work.  (Spend my weekends traveling around Lancaster County.)  I like to lurk here and read the interactions between all of the ambient musicians, although not a musician myself, I enjoy the repartee.  As I write, I am listening to the new Mystahr offering from Earth Mantra.

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I like listening to ambient music: On headphones, in the car, on my 5.1 surround, and in person.  As long as I can be immersed in the sound, how I listen at that time is the best way.  I've been to live performances that did nothing for me, and I've been to live performances that totally enfold me in the sound.  A lot depends on mood.  Some stuff sounds good on the 5.1, other stuff doesn't, but sounds pretty good on the cans.  Could be daylight, could be night.  Oh, heck, It's all good!  :)

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Try asphalteden.com

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Everything and Nothing / Re: For Audiophiles Only!
« on: January 16, 2009, 09:09:04 AM »
Very funny!   :D  And Mike, absolutely right, in Sterophile AND The Absolute Sound - along with $10,000 cables.  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Richard Wright
« on: September 15, 2008, 01:24:55 PM »
Rest in Peace Rick.  Guess I'll have to watch the Pulse DVD to see him and hear him playing again.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Moving to Philly area
« on: July 03, 2008, 04:13:24 AM »
Chad,

Welcome to Philly!  The land of cheesesteaks, Tastycakes and soft pretzles.  Many wonderful things here to see and do, great resturaunts and, of course, the Mummers Parade.  Hope that you enjoy your stay.

Frank

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