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"Ultra deep, fantastic collection of spooked drones from Tomas Weiss and APK, the owner of the Data Obscura label. All titled as "Vision" in 1-10 format, take 5 uproots BJ Nilsen's prized searing granular drone, supplanting it onto craterous masses of unexplored phantasm atmospherics. There's a strong feeling of analogue sources - seldom are soft synths this rich in texture. "Vision 6" introduces a delayed piano, vibrating up and down like a cellphone in an abandoned poker waistcoat. That's the musky sensualism of the release talking as well - an ability to transport you into an underground room size, free of Ambient's relationship with minimalist and information obscurantism. Weiss and Kerby also subvert the broken synergy of spectrum decay - a rarity when sound is this densely crafted. Absolutely magical." (Subvertcentral)

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p.s.  We're still a 'go' for releasing the new full length Austere - Euterpe album in January on Relaxed Machinery (CDR here in the Hypnos store as always - and gratefully to Mike / Lena).   Still sorting some remaining nitpick issues on art and such, but looking like a solid January release.

Ahhhhhh.....this makes now sense...still anybody saying all this was a random issue?  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Phones Recording Everything You Do !!!!
« on: December 01, 2011, 12:38:06 PM »
I think we should stop immediately any use of mobile phones and internet because of this "new" and unexpected" information!!!!!!

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Tomas Weiss & Mathias Grassow - Quiet Calling (Musical Philosophy)


"Calling 3" from the album "Quiet Calling" (Musical Philosophy)

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3 days left for getting the repress of "Quiet Calling 1" in new Digipak for a very reduced price (including shipping).

Greetings,
Tomas

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Thanks for posting that  8)

The guy is simply brilliant...same for Melodyne!

Cheers,
Tomas

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 27, 2011, 11:45:44 AM »
One of the best Rmx ever made.

Libra Presents Taylor-Anomaly (Calling Your Name)(Solarstone Chillout Version)

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Thanks for your words and the hint regarding the video option :D

Tomas Weiss & Mathias Grassow - Quiet calling II

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I thought i wouldn´t response anymore, but this have to be answered

Actually you could cool down a bit too  ;)

If there's one thing I would change about this forum, it's the negative attitude.   

In German we say, for this we have to start first by ourself


Austere chimed in and then was accused of "faking" his "I-don't-care" attitude (GIVE ME A BREAK!).

If you have read the WHOLE conversation (did you?) then its more then clear that Austere reacted  - after Mike´s statement/idea for clear names - like they are in a huff ("If that means we can't post here"). Nobody has said this or whatever before, so should i say here also "GIVE ME A BREAK"? I for myself expect a little more maturity, especially for someone with this kind of showen and declared "we want to be different" profile. And finally, they responsed to it in my direction and all was fine. I don´t think this topic needs further "warm ups" and also Austere is perfectly be able to response to other comments by themself if they feel there is something unfair said.

If you really see this comments as an "attack", then we don´t need anymore discussions and/or different opinions at all!

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Like the 2 parts before - CDR

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Hello to all,

our most successful album "Quiet calling 1" is available again in a new Digipak Edition.

Also available is the last and final chapter "Quiet Calling 3"

More info via:

www.el-culto.com

Greetings,
Tomas

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Nobody has said anything about no more anonymous posting.

Even i am not a native speaker i understood this too.

Actually i find this guys a bit too much thin-skinned in regard to their expressed "we don´t care" coolness.


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As the sub-heading says: "Music Reviews and Only Music Reviews."  Perhaps that should be respected.

I didn´t read "no comments allowed"

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I'm afraid this reads more like over-the-top self promotion than a review !

I first thought i read an official press text for announcing a new release.

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"Appearances", (CDr on Musical Philosophy label, download version via DataObscura) is the brand new follow-up to Tomas' & Anthony's premiere co-work "Distant Shadows" on the Construct label (released April 2011). This digipak release firstly attracts with its very nice cover image created by Jesse Harrison. The album, which consists of 10 pieces titled "Vision 1-10", begins with a shorter ethereal introduction that crosses almost unrecognized into "Vision 2" with the same mood, but later evolves into deeper drifting and tense configurations. "Vision 3" floats on similarly tight airwaves, but is gently enriched by assorted futuristic sound effects with a cascading texture. It slowly evolves into a massive soundwall effectively supported at the end by angelic choirs. An absolutely fascinating stratospheric odyssey!!! As magnificent is the next composition, "Vision 4", with deeply droning, free floating expansive and absorbing delicate soundscapes! Gradual tension unfolds "Vision 5", which slowly fades into rather motionless, but evolving dronescapes. Another highly mesmerizing composition heading into colossal territories and a pure masterpiece precisely interacting with album's cover artwork!!! Shorter "Vision 6" quickly returns into more organic worlds, enriched with hints of modern classical influences. "Vision 7" dives into abyssal depths of the ocean with deep, but evolving drones. The tension of this 12-minute opus gets tighter and tighter, enriched by circulating and pulsing hissy sound effects and sharply sounding industrial outbursts and disorders. At its highest peak it reaches massive soundwalls, painted with metallic and otherworldly transcendental sounds, presenting Tomas & Anthony at the throne of drone artistry. Pure bliss!!! "Vision 8" keeps the vast and intense magnificence of its predecessor, but is slightly more active with a less monumental texture, and at the end colored with razor sharp sonics. The next piece, "Vision 9", stays in rather quieter and static soundclouds, yet deeply drifting and layering into a massive palette of sounds. Grandiose, intense and powerful!!! Closing "Vision 10" is painted with more tranquil colors. A very relaxing and relieving outro of this highly fascinating and imaginative adventure. Definitely another huge one from Tomas Weiss & Anthony Paul Kerby!!! And be prepared for more, because these two guys have scheduled another co-work, this time between Anthony's Nunc Stans and Tomas' Nautic Depths (with Mathias Grassow). I think we couldn't ask for more.

Richard Gürtler (Oct 02, 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: October 06, 2011, 02:17:31 AM »
Things what has put me off:

- no standalone Version (the biggest joke!!!!)
- no import option of samples (wav, aiff)

Omnisphere has the same risk like Atmosphere...its very recognizable when you don´t radically change the presets. Just this fact put me off to buy quite a number of albums from several artists since they used Presets almost 1:1.....horror for me (LOL)

Alchemy is a good choice indeed and much more flexible because of wav import.

Cheers,
Tomas

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 Does this mean we should have no organization or categorization at all, and just have one big central area where everything gets posted?

Nah Mike, now you are black or white  ;)

I didn´t mean this at all. I just say, that i think people like to see and discuss things in a specific thread for a release (and again this doesn´t interact with the other post when people speak about other release which are NOT posted here). It seems logic for me that several threads talking about the same are just confusing and making things more messy. Is it not better people speaking/discussing in mainly 1 thread of a new Hypnos release instead of several posted in different sections?

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Also the 2 gear forums as Forrest suggested could become one.....for me sound sources, pre amp or mixer, fx, monitors and cables are all part of the same long chain. I suppose a discussion of where to put microphones on a marimba could warrant being placed in a dedicated recording forum, not sure how much recording technique type discussions we have here.

I totally agree on this!

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I see a huge difference between these, and I hate the idea of sincere inquiries and discussion about music from a listener's perspective being snowed-under by the much more common and frequent self-promotional posts. I'm trying in a sense to reward honest discussions from the fan or enthusiast's point of view by giving them their own space, apart from self-promotional announcements by artists and labels.

Why there cannot be a honest discussion in a thread someone posted as self promotion? This is more or less what you say and i disagree. IMO people don´t make a difference in this. Also, the scenario you´ve mentioned will happen anyway since not all discussed music are made by members. In your example also Hypnos releases have to be discussed in the "other section".

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I like the new direction of the forum, too, though I think may be a few too many topics at the moment.  I'm not sure I would break out Forum member music from non-Forum member music.  When artists hear that their music is being discussed and join the forum, the topic would be in the wrong place.   


Yes, i thought about this point as well and indeed from the perspective of a visitor not really comfortable to look what is the right place - also it messes up if a lets say, a forum member post something  (seen as self promotion) and maybe some days later another member start as well a topic about the same issue (seen as discussion)....very confusing....as example Anthony´post:

http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=3992.0

Should be in "Self promotion section" . but what if "Richard" write a review? Obviously this review should be then placed by Richard in review section....at the end it´s more complicated then before.

Cheers,
Tomas

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