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Other Ambient (and related) Music / New EP by Strom Noir
« on: October 07, 2011, 04:18:09 PM »

Slovak drone ambient project Strom Noir returns with brand new "October Reversed" EP CDr on Ambsine label, released on October 1st, 2011. Available in limited edition of 86 pieces, each copy is hand-numbered and signed by Emil Maťko/Strom Noir. For more infos, please visit:

Thank you for your interest!!!


Here is my little review on the newest Oophoi CD, released by Databloem:

Oophoi "Il Silenzio Di Dio" CD

After highly treasured "Time Fragments" Box Set on Databloem's Practising Nature, here comes the new album by Oophoi (aka Gianluigi Gasparetti) on this Dutch label, recorded live in the Calabrian village of Archiaro in June of 2008. Gigi unfolds the journey with chasmal drones entitled "Bisbigli Di Angeli Tra Cielo E Terra Part 1" and spiced by distant cavernous voices while later singing bowls sneak into the drifts. Deep, mysterious and immersive, Oophoi droning at its finest! After transfering unnoticed into the next part of "Bisbigli Di Angeli Tra Cielo E Terra", the texture gets slightly more active, deeply transcendent meditative mind journey! "Lux Aeterna" belongs to more peaceful and tranquil compositions. "Le Acque Del Plenilunio" marks the return to abysmal territories, yet sounding quite organic and peppered by heartbeats on the background and rotating lively parts with various sound insertions and emerging ocassional angelic choir-like sounds. Magnificently effective 16-minute opus!!! Oophoi again at the very top of his craft painting mysteriously beautiful sceneries. To me, most likely one of the best pieces Gigi has ever made, grandióso!!! "Sognando La Grande Madre" moves to more driving and industrialized level with assorted echoed metallic sounds, singing bowls, with intense droning buzz and sonics reminiscent of chirping sounds of cicadas. This strange palette of colors easily reaches a kind of transcendental sonic experience! "Il Tempo Della Fine" floates on spatial waves with ethereal romantic piano tunes. Hauntingly warm and silent and quite relieving piece of music creating natural state of harmony. Title composition "Il Silenzio Di Dio" remains on the essential route with spiraling and echoed drifts, a closer filled with serenity and majesty! "Il Silenzio Di Dio" album is magnificently colorful sonic vision of this Italian drone virtuoso, but all pieces seem to bridge masterfully together into one incredible journey. As usual for latest Databloem releases, "Il Silenzio Di Dio" CD comes in nicely designed digi file packaging. Last, but most important, keep on fighting, Gigi!!!

Richard Gürtler (Sep 11, 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia)

I think this is great news for all those who have followed Meg Bowles during the 90's. At the end of February Meg released on her own Kumatone Records fifth album, "A Quiet Light" CD. Maybe Meg will post more news on this forum, until then feel free to find out more on:

Welcome back, Meg, and all the best... :)


Hi guys,

here is some "creme de la creme" for all Oophoi fans by Databloem:

A true collector's item, still very hot, so act fastly... :)!!!


Everything and Nothing / Christmas and New Year wishes
« on: December 21, 2010, 10:13:54 PM »
Dear friends,

I am wishing to everyone at Hypnos Forum a wonderful Christmas time and a New Year full of peace, joy and happiness. And lots of great ambient music too :)!!!


To all those who like ambient guitar drone project Strom Noir from Slovakia and missed 2009 CDr release "Luvyoo" on Ambsine Records, please note it's now available also through my Discogs store at following link:

Copies are supplied directly from the artist and my friend, Emil Matko. Since the CDr is packaged in cardboard sleeve, this item ships in up to 100 grams shipping rate category, so we can keep the postage a bit cheaper also for overseas customers.

For the newest Strom Noir CDr "Sen zimnej noci", please check out Hibernate Recordings at:

or Hypnos Forum link at:

All the best and thank you for your interest, we appreciate your support.


Hi friends,

greetings from Slovakia!!! To all those interested in Strom Noir "luvyoo" CD, get in touch with Slovak label Ambsine Records ( The page is written in Slovak, but go directly to their CD Shop and you will see note in English with e-mail contact: Payments available via paypal. I will ask Vlado of Ambsine Records to post more news on his label, projects and releases in the coming days. Enjoy it!!!

All the best.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Concierto Homenaje a Jorge Reyes
« on: March 06, 2009, 03:09:38 AM »
Dear friends,

just some short informations on the concert/tribute to Jorge Reyes in Mexico City. "Concierto Homenaje a Jorge Reyes" was organized at February 27th. Also Piet Jan Blauw, who did with Jorge "Pluma De Piedra" album, was one of the performers. You can discover his "Tribute to Jorge Reyes" track on his MySpace site:

Among participating artists were also Ricardo Gallardo, Manuel Rocha, Vicente Rojo, Jimena Jiménez Cacho, Eduarda Gurrola, Nacho Arimany, Nok Niuk dancers, Tina French and also Jorge's wife Ariane Pellicer and his daughter Eréndira Reyes. More informations on this event can be found in Spanish language at:

Also you can check out about 30 pictures from "Concierto Homenaje a Jorge Reyes" on, but I think you have to register first. Here is the link, it's a page of my Mexican amigo, Julio Cesar Martinez, who collaborated with Jorge on his soundscape CDs.

With deep respect to Jorge

Richard Gurtler

Hi friends,

greetings from Bratislava in Slovakia!!!

I am searching for the most recent contact info, e-mail or postal address to Jeff Kowal/Terra Ambient. I would be very thankful for any help.

Richard Gurtler

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Contact info to Todd Fletcher
« on: December 31, 2008, 01:19:53 AM »
Hi friends!!!

First of all, Happy New Year 2009 from Slovakia!!!

I am searching for the most recent contact info, e-mail or postal address to Todd Fletcher (also Psychetropic project). His old e-mail is not valid anymore. I would be very thankful for any help.

Richard Gurtler

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