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Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy Birthday, Mike!
« on: June 11, 2011, 11:42:35 AM »
All the best and Happy Birthday, Mike!!! Have a great weekend... :)

Richard

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Can't wait to receive my copies of "Road Eternal" and "Live at SoundQuest Fest". Your comments, Chad and DeepR, make me even more excited as I didn't listen to any samples before. So I keep an eye on my mailbox. All the best and keep on enjoying the music... :)

Richard

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Hi friends, here is my little review on this great reissue:

Nebulę "The Path Of White Clouds" CD

For longer time in the pipeline, but in March of 2011 dreams of all drone fans came true. This old ambient classic from 2003 (limited CDr release by Stella Maris) is now available thanks to Hypnos as pressed CD in nicely looking digipak. Nebulę (previously known as Nebula) can be easily described as another ambient supergroup, featuring two drone kings, Oophoi and Mathias Grassow, as well as legendray Klaus Wiese, who unfortunately passed away in January of 2009. Tau Ceti (synths), Lorenzo Pierobon (harmonic chants), Geert Verbeke (himalayan bowls), Luna (vocals) and Mauro Malgrande (shakuhachi) complete the list of gifted musicians on this album. "The Path Of White Clouds" begins with mysteriously hypnotic resonant drones on "The Quest". Deeper, more massive inner journey continues on "Ascension", this time remarkably enriched by expressive harmonic chants, an ecstatic journey that overlaps into the next grandiose composition, "Devotion", on which except Klaus Wiese and Mauro Malgrande all above mentioned appear. Beautifully immense and ethereal, and possibly the most mysterious piece on album, among others featuring also gloomy male and female voices and chants, definitely another highlight!!! Drifting on "The Living Mandala" is slowly evolving into more active level, ocassionally spiced by bells and also by hardly recognized processed shakuhachi. The next composition, "Enlightenment", is based around Mauro Malgrande's shakuhachi and synth washes by Klaus Wiese and Oophoi, peppered by some noises, deep, calm and meditative. Closing ghostly title opus, "The Path Of White Clouds", showcases masterful appearance of Klaus Wiese's zither, Mauro Malgrande's chants and Oophoi's electronics. Absolutely gorgeous and meditative journey from this strong line-up of highly acclaimed and talented artists. And kudos to Hypnos for reissuing this masterpiece, a must have for all die-hard aficionados of deep mysterious drones!!!

Richard Gürtler (Bratislava, Slovakia)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: NEW :: Robert Davies "POND"
« on: May 10, 2011, 10:41:31 AM »
Hi Kirill/Sievert, really nice review on "Pond", great work!!! And welcome at Hypnos!!! By the way, I also did a review on "Pond" few months ago, I am a really big fan of Robert Davies' music (and visuals too). Link:

http://www.discogs.com/Robert-Davies-Pond/release/2513349

All the best... :)

Richard


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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: RELEASE: Steve Brand - Avatara
« on: May 06, 2011, 11:09:29 AM »
"Avatara" CD just arrived today and I am absolutely impressed, it's a real masterwork, both musically and visually!!! Big thanks and congratulations to Steve and all others involved!!! Also I would like to thank to Mike & Lena for releasing Steve's work in this format, I think it's well deserved for Steve to have his music available as pressed CD with nice digipak packaging. Please keep on going, guys!!!

Richard

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Digipacks
« on: May 06, 2011, 10:50:14 AM »
Thank you, Mike! I am very glad to know you will keep this packaging format for the future releases, I just received "Avatara" CD and it looks absolutely magnificent!!! I can imagine this packaging is more expensive, so I hope there will be still enough people to support your label, artists and releases and you will be able to keep this format as long as possible. For me, it's a great pleasure to be one of them. Thank you and all the best to all of you... :)

Richard

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Digipacks
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:57:56 AM »
Yes, I can only agree with Harry's words, the newest Hypnos digipaks look really nice, they perfectly fit the music. So also my big thanks to Mike & Lena!!! Now I keep an eye on my mailbox for "Avatara" CD. All the best from your big Slovak fan... :)

Richard

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Good luck to you, Paul as well as to all other performers. Have a great and enjoyable events!!! I wish I could be there... :(

Richard

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Hi Bob, it's really nice to see you on Hypnos!!! I still have to explore your rM releases. All the best from Slovakia... :)

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Resonant Drift "Passages"
« on: April 10, 2011, 09:12:39 AM »
Hi Bill & Gary, I can't wait to explore "Passages"!!! It's time to keep an eye on my mailbox... :)  I stay tuned, all the best and have a nice time in California.

Richard

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Hi guys, I just did a little review on "Distant Shadows" for Discogs, so I hope it's possible to post it here:

Anthony Paul Kerby and Tomas Weiss "Distant Shadows" CD

Both, Anthony Paul Kerby and Tomas Weiss, are known as frequent collaborators with other musicians like Robert Davies or Mathias Grassow for example, but this is their first co-work and also premier release on new founded Construct label run by Anthony and Tomas (but both of them run also few other labels). I was immediately catched by the stunning images on the digipak's artwork (photographs by Anthony and by Jesse Harrison) and very soon I realized they fit perfectly the sonics as well as the title of the album. "Distant Shadows" album delivers trully immersive drifting soundworlds evoking remote and spacious landscapes surrounded by dense fog. It opens with shorter title track "Distant Shadows" that sets the drifting atmosphere for the rest of this expansive journey. "Gathering Memories" keeps its slow-motion floating, but it's nicely colored on the background by some organic and industrial field-recordings. Deep, dark and immense, definitely the first highlight! But it goes on, the pure beauty of minimal oriented textures fully unfolds on 13-minute long piece "Eternal Return", magnificent! Nice peaceful, but monumental moody soundwalls with environmental recordings continue on "Everything That Can Be Said". Dense "Deep Time" is gradiose too! "Figures On A Dark Background" is the most organic piece although it features some beautiful and evocative heavenly choirs and voices. As the title also suggests, this is the most mysterious contribution on "Distant Shadows". "A Final Vision" returns to more drifting mode with a hint of dramatic passages, nice finale! "Distant Shadows" is delicate drone music and not only a deep listening experience, but also a highly relaxing one too!!! It's hard to exactly distinguish what Anthony and what Tomas brought to the table, but I don't care about this, because whatever it was, I liked it. Well done teamwork, Anthony & Tomas, and a very promising overture for Construct label!!!

Richard Gürtler (Bratislava, Slovakia)

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Hi Tomas, I wish I could be in Athens during the Wednesday... :(  Have a great and enjoyable event and stay in Greece, just the same for the rest of Databloem gang!!! By the way, your "Distant Shadows" co-work with Anthony is magnificent, I just did a little review on it, so I will try to post it here. All the best... :)

Richard

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Hi Eelke, welcome at Hypnos, it's really nice to meet you on this forum. I just got your "Resonating Earth" and "The Child Set Free" CDs, so I can't wait to explore some darker soundworlds from The Lowlands. Met vriendelijke groet... :)

Richard

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Hi forestmage, I am sure you will enjoy "A Quiet Light" CD as much as you did earlier work of Meg. You can trust to Bill's review, he is true to his words. All the best.

Richard

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Loren Nerell's upcoming..
« on: March 24, 2011, 04:42:19 AM »
Hi Loren, thanks a lot for all your updates, nice to see you active with several projects. I definitely will stay tuned for upcoming "Intangible" CD. Regarding your live set at SoundQuest Fest, I am one of those who have missed this great event, so I would really appreciate your decision to release it on CD format, I really hope it will be possible. All the best from Slovakia... :)

Richard

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Thank you for your update, Tomas, I really look forward to "Distant Shadows"!!! All the best... :)

Richard

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Yes, agree with Seren, nice digipak, good job, Mike!!! I think I prefered more uncoated silver disc, but no problem with accepting this one. Maybe the white surface fits better the album title. In any case, I will be ordering it very soon.

Richard

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Hi Scott, now after reading your nice preview words on "A Quiet Light", I am even more excited. I didn't listen to any excerpts as I want to be fully surprised when the CD arrives into my mailbox and I think there is no need to listen to them when it goes to artists like Meg Bowles. Have an enjoyable time when talking with Meg on your radio show!

Richard

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I ordered my copy of "A Quiet Light" too and I can't wait to hear it!!! Time is running very fast, already 12 years passed since the wonderfully evocative "From The Dark Earth" album. So I think many of us are really looking forward to Meg's new work.

Richard

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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:

http://www.megbowlesmusic.com/

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

Richard



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