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Also love the cover. The tunes sound fantastic as well. Great work Hollan!

Just a note to remind anyone who may pass through this thread tonight (Friday, March 27th) that the Soma FM virtual CD release party is tonight at 5:00 PM PST (in just a few minutes!). This broadcast is presented by Soma FM and will stream on their Drone Zone channel. The broadcast will feature both "Through the Gate to Nowhere" and "Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds" (my collaboration with Zero Ohms on the Spotted Peccary Music label).

Simultaneously, myself and Richard Roberts of Zero Ohms will be engaging in a live chat over at Relaxed Machinery.  Please join in if you'd like.

If you want to join in on the chat, be sure to register with the rM community here:

Soma FM Drone Zone station:

Greetings Hypnotics,

It's been awhile since I've posted here.  I do pop in from time to time to catch up with threads and see what you folks are discussing. This time, I've got a bit of news to share including two new Numina CD releases that are now shipping.

The latest Numina solo album, "Through the Gate to Nowhere", is a Limited Edition, Hand-numbered, Factory-pressed CD (real CD) in coordination with the Relaxed Machinery label. Recorded over the past two years, "Through the Gate to Nowhere" may be the deepest Numina release to date.

Video sampler of "Through the Gate to Nowhere":

"Through the Gate to Nowhere" :: $12.99 USD (+ Shipping) ~ Factory-pressed CD ::
Click the PayPal Link here to purchase:

Also available at Bandcamp:

iTunes, and other major download sites in the next few months.

Bandcamp fans! There is a Numina page on Bandcamp now with a full catalog of titles available! "Through the Gate to Nowhere" went live on Bandcamp on the Spring Equinox.

Also on Bandcamp is the Symbiotic Spaces V2?.?0 [40?-?Track EXPANDED EDITION] release. A 40-track download -or- a 40-track download + the original 20-track CD option.

A note about "Through the Gate to Nowhere":

"Through the Gate to Nowhere" is the culmination of material recorded over a two year timeframe at my studio in Colorado. The sound design and recording of this album was a repeated process of coming into the soundworld of the music and then leaving it to sit for awhile, sometimes months apart. The result is a collection of music that was built upon a wide range of experiences and introspective moments recorded over the course of an unusually long span of time. Ultimately, "Through the Gate to Nowhere" is a sonic journey influenced by many events and emotion. Near the end of the project I felt the music lent itself to the mysteries of nature. I have long been inspired by the lush green landscape of Europe and England and as I was nearing the final days of recording the album I had the fortune to be presented with photographs from the Wasdale Lake District, an area located in Cumbria England, for use as the artwork. These images were the inspiration for the final touches on the recording, the track titles, and are the perfect visual for the artwork of the CD package.


Out now for a couple weeks is my collaboration with Zero Ohms and the album "Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds" on the Spotted Peccary Label.

"Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds" :: $11.99 USD (+ Shipping) ~ Factory-ressed CD ~ This price is only for a limited time.
Click the PayPal Link here to purchase:


2-CD Discount Package for "Through the Gate to Nowhere"  + "Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds":

$20.00 USD (+ Shipping) ~ Factory-pressed CDs. Limited time offer!

Click the PayPal Link here to purchase:


This Friday, March 27th, at 5:00 p.m. PST, SomaFM will be broadcasting a virtual CD Release party for both of these new albums on their Drone Zone channel so take a listen at:

During the SomaFM broadcast, myself and Richard Roberts of Zero Ohms will be engaging in a live chat session in the Relaxed Machinery chat room.  If you're interested in joining us then please register with Relaxed Machinery and join us in the chat room at:


For any of you who are users of the Access TI series of synthesizers, I produced a patch bank titled "Dreamzone Textures". As some of you know, I have released several loop libraries for the SONY ACID Loop Libraries in the past. I have also been working on professional sound design patches for synthesizers. The Access Virus TI project is my first set that I created. This sound bank can be purchased directly from my website at:

Dreamzone Textures promo video here:


Keep up with the latest Numina news via the Numinamusic page on Facebook at:

Don't hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions or issues with ordering.

As always, thank you for your support.

All the best,


Important links:


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bad Ambient
« on: September 03, 2014, 04:03:26 PM »
Mike Griffin, Jesse Sola, Forrest Fang, Anthony Paul Kirby, Steve Roach, Pete Kelly....

Oh, you said "bad ambient"?  Sorry nothing comes to mind  8) ;) ;D

Proceeding to run like the wind in 5.. 4...3..


Hello Hypnosians.  I'm sorry I don't post here as often as I should, but I do pop in and catch up on posts from others.  Wanted to make a note of some of the goings on with what is happening in Numinaworld.  If you haven't yet, please "like" the Numina FaceBook page.  It's where you will find the most up to date information.

The following is the latest news post from today (12/10/13):

Numina News:

1. has a new website layout and store front! Now, you can choose to digitally download most titles and all hard copy purchases include an instant download! Check it out here:

2. Attention Access Virus TI users! I have been working on a patch bank for the Virus TI synthesizer. The patch bank will consist of (a minimum of) 100 patches, all designed from the ground up, the majority consisting of deep evolving organic and spacey ambient sounds. I'm a little more than half way done with the patch bank at this point. I hope to wrap this up in the next few weeks. Planned to be available as a downloadable product from my web store and eBay.

3. The Deception of Reality is now available for sale through CD Baby:

4. Hypnos Recordings has been working on a new digital download store! Their in-house beta-testing is complete and Hypnos is now looking for public testing and feedback. Help Hypnos get the digital store up and running smoothly! Read more about it here:

5. Work on new Numina music has been slow going as far as actual song production. The whole experience of pouring out my inner thoughts and feelings into music form is never easy for me let alone the actual recording, programming, sound design, mixing, mastering is and always has been a very challenging and personal process. I have a lot of fires burning from different angles, a lot of sound design and atmospheres unlike anything I've created before are emerging. Now, it's mostly a matter of digging deep into the assembly of the new release. Hopefully in the first quarter of 2014. Stay tuned.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sean Washburn - Wave mantra
« on: September 30, 2013, 09:49:48 PM »
Sean -Thanks for sharing the story about those instruments you discovered. And yes, Rhino is Chuck's store. I haven't had a chance to meet him in spite of going to both Rhino and Analogue Haven (as it was called at the time). I have to admit it was a nice surprise to see my album "Shift to the Ghost" displayed at AH and a Numina section at Rhino! I found a bunch of Ian Boddy and Alio Die discs too, IIRC.

I enjoy LA myself. Where are you living now?


More like crashing meteor.

Why do you think so?   :)  Your music is very deep, mature and strong.

Thank you Poaalpina  :)

Judd - thanks for reminding me about that Brenholts review. RIP Brenholts!

"Rising"? More like crashing meteor. ;). Thanks though, your post put a much needed smile on my face. :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: My coworker stopped talking to me
« on: September 18, 2013, 10:00:47 AM »
Only one co-worker? This happens to me all the time once people found out I'm not into sports (I literally know hardly anything about sports other than it makes people really rich for just being tough), and/or I am an electronic musician who produces esoteric introspective music and/or I'd rather spend time with my wife and dog than go out to Happy Hour and brownnose people. Consider yourself lucky it's only one person. But, yeah, ignore it unless your working relationship is crucial to you getting your work done and advancing in your position.  8)

I plan on picking this CD up when I go to the show at the vortex dome. Looking forward to seeing many close friends as much as the show itself. Who else is going? Ambient superstars Loren Nerell, Steve Lazur, Kelly David, and Brian Parnham will be there. Who else?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sean Washburn - Wave mantra
« on: September 18, 2013, 09:41:17 AM »
Indeed a great album. I picked my copy up a few years ago at Rhino in Pamoma (L.A.) fantastic work Mr. Washburn.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. Oophoi
« on: April 12, 2013, 07:51:18 AM »
Very sad news indeed.  He will be missed. 

I guess I'm old fashioned.  I don't like electronic billing at all.  Only one account of mine is electronically billed and that's because it offered a discount to do so. Anyway, that's good to hear that the store will remain open so folks can mail stuff out on their day off.  I wonder if they could pick up their mail at the same time!?  :o

Another blow to customers - USPS looking to cancel saturday delivery (again).  This time it looks more likely.  I do hope this doesn't mean they close down their physical sorting / store locations so I can mail stuff out on saturdays.,0,493329.story

As a reminder.  This is all thanks to certain members of congress.  Read the real story about USPS's problems:

Seeing more and more stories of small businesses(not just music sellers) affected by this price hike. This will have a chilling effect on all mail-order; Those customers deciding not to buy an item because of the necessarily higher shipping costs and those sellers who will either eat the losses or just decide not to ship overseas anymore. Bad for business all around.

For artists and music sellers, it seems like this increases the pressure to move to pure digital downloads, driving one more nail into the coffin for physical CDs. The Law of Unintended Consequences in action again.

I am as well reading about this.  Video games, vinyl, other small things that people made a living selling but maybe aren't worth a lot.  For what it's worth, I had several things I needed to mail yesterday and one was a CD which I was sending domestically but I asked if they could quote me the cost to ship to the UK and yep, it's $12.75 for a single CD shipped to UK (it used to be $6.15). This was a standard jewel case CD, so I do think the Hypnos digipaks will come in at just under the 4-oz mark and that cost is around $9.50


Quote from: Numina
Shipping a 5-OZ CD package to Canada jumps up 238%

oz. before after

5 $3.60 $8.55

238%?  ???

Well, I should say 2.38 times the original (8.55 / 3.60 = 2.38). Or a 138% INCREASE, so [(1.38 * 3.60) + 3.60] I guess.

APK, you've given me another reason to defect to Canada! Postal rates are reasonable!  ;)

This page has a shipping calculator based on the old and new rates and indicates slightly less rates than the USPS chart. At 5 ounces it's still 114% higher (or 2.14 times the current rate) to ship to Canada than it was yesterday. Great Britain comes out to $11.48 or an 88% increase.  I guess we will just have to see what the real numbers are after actually shipping an item.  I know that there is a LOT of confusion over the new prices, not even the USPS employees were clear on incremental increases with respect to weight were only they were referencing the chart I already posted (and is widely accepted as what is going to be).  Regardless, it's still right around 2x more expensive.  :'(

Here is a breakdown by country/region with regard to the USPS increase.  Shipping a 5-OZ CD package to Canada jumps up 238%, to the UK, Asia & Australia jumps up 208%.  With the new Hypnos format digipaks, you might be able to get the weight just at or under 4-oz with minimal packaging but that poses the risk of damage and then having to re-ship a replacement.  This just sucks-diddly-ucks.  USPS should modify the prices somewhat based on content value or something. Someone selling jewelry that weighs 5-oa but is worth $100 is a lot less impacted that someone who is selling an item that costs LESS than the shipping itself.

Here's the before & after prices:


oz. before after

3 $3.30 $7.35
4 $3.45 $7.35
5 $3.60 $8.55
6 $3.75 $8.55
7 $3.90 $8.55
8 $4.05 $8.55
12 $4.90 $9.15
16 $5.75 $10.55

England & Asia

oz. before after

3 $4.56 $9.45
4 $5.34 $9.45
5 $6.12 $12.75
6 $6.90 $12.75
7 $7.68 $12.75
8 $8.46 $12.15
12 $10.03 $14.90
16 $11.60 $16.75

BTW, add to this the 9% that eBay and PP tack on (if selling via eBay) and that's an extra 50-60 cents on top of the increase. Doesn't PP also charge for currency conversion? I mean, it's just to the point it will all just price us out of existence.

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