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Dynamic Stillness is available for pre-order:
http://steveroach.com/store/store.php?item=418


Amazing I check the page for mp3 samples every day :)
This I am sure will be the album of the year.

Best album so far is Deathspell Omega - Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum: Chaining the Katechon


This is a bit off topic but I'm glad to see albums like Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale and Deathspell Omega - Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum: Chaining the Katechon mentioned here by some members.
It seems like you guys here also like a very broad spectrum of music.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 04, 2009, 03:26:25 PM »
The last part of your message sounds great to me. Let's just hope then not too many people are like me, as I see your estimations maybe a bit too low (1%).

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 04, 2009, 11:55:05 AM »
I see, so for example - I don't know if this is doable without too much work - you could for the future releases still get a certain number of "back covers" - like a few hundreds - printed and give the die-hard fan the option to additionally acquire the back cover for a few cents more... just an idea


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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 04, 2009, 10:43:22 AM »

As for making available a printed tray card, as I mentioned earlier it's difficult to print a tray card that's perfectly trimmed, well-aligned and properly folded.  We think most people would be satisfied without, most of the rest would be OK with printing their own at home, and for those who want a tray card and don't have a high-quality color printer of their own, we could probably come up with some option.  Including a tray card alone, without a jewel case, the problem would be how to mail it without damage in transit.

Thanks for the reply Mike.

I often order CDs and tell the mailorder to send me the CDs without jewel case (i haven't tried that at Hypnos so far  :D). Most of the time they put the CD and the covers on a small piece of carton then everything's fine. So far I've never had problems with damaged tray cards. Jewel cases are very often damaged (broken ring or other problems) but the artwork is always perfect.

The "and for those who want a tray card and don't have a high-quality color printer of their own, we could probably come up with some option" option is a good idea, thanks :)

Have you always done the cutting of the tray cards yourselves or do they come from the pressing factory in the right format ?

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 04, 2009, 07:14:13 AM »
Oh I forgot

I would even be ready to pay a bit more to get a pro-printed back cover, instead of having to print a PDF on my black and white laser printer ;)

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 04, 2009, 07:12:43 AM »
I've just flown over the latest posts, and one important question comes to my mind : so with the next Hypnos releases there is no "back cover" anymore ? Wouldn't be possible to offer an option to sell the CD with the classic artwork (front booklet, back cover) simply without a jewel case ? I'm sure most people have tons of empty jewel cases at home and they just put everything in one of their jewel cases ? For me personally no "back artwork" as in previous Hypnos releases would be quite a loss, whereas I understand that the paper sleeve can't fit such a back artwork.

Was there an option to make digipaks ? There's not as much plastic as in normal jewel cases ? Or those "paper digipaks" without plastic as for example the latest Caspian album Tertia ? I think they call it paper cardboard sleeve or similar

Greetings
Mirko

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Exercise -- you should do it, but do you do it?
« on: September 03, 2009, 02:21:14 AM »
I started running about 3 years ago, to overcome a separation. Since then I regularly run, about 2-4 times a week (it depends on the time I have), each time between 1,5 hour minimum and 3 hours. Considering that the place where I live is surrounded by kilometers of forests in every direction, and that I have the forest 50m behind the house, and since I love nature and forests, it's an easy task. I also ride my mountainbike to bring some change into the whole thing.
It helped me a lot to get over the separation back in 2006 but I also have to say that I feel better now than I ever did before (well I'm only 28...) and my body has really changed, I mean those muscles everywhere... :)
Here in Luxembourg running has become quite popular during the last years, due to a marathon they're organizing every year. But so far I've never been interested in participating...

You guys mostly running alone or in groups ?

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 03, 2009, 01:12:53 AM »
That's great news. After having read the "Viridian Sun" thread where you, Mike, elaborated about the new packaging of the Hypnos releases, I'm already very curious. Personally I hope your packaging is going into the Cyclic Law direction. Frédéric's label offers the most beautiful packaging in my opinion.
Just make sure you keep the fantastic abstract cover art of your CDs. The Hypnos albums I own so far (about 40) make a very homogenous unity in my shelves.

If you got news what decision you made about the packaging, it's always welcome here :)

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 01, 2009, 11:28:59 AM »
+1 on this whole thread  ;D

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Hi Mike,

are the two rereleases of

Jeff Pearce | Daylight Slowly

and

Nebula | The Path of White clouds

still on the agenda for the next few months ?

Thanks, Mirko

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos catalogue
« on: March 02, 2009, 03:08:54 PM »
So there will be no problem as long as you release less than 100 CDs :)

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Hypnos catalogue
« on: March 02, 2009, 02:32:00 PM »
Hi, just a little question : on discogs I saw that there is no Hypnos 2243 and 2244, are they missing there or do those CDs not exist ?

Greetings
Mirko

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Starting Point ?
« on: January 27, 2009, 01:46:22 AM »
Well, since I assume you prefer his "atmospheric space" style..you have made a very good selection!

I am very eager to see what Roach will release this year.... his music is like a drug really..can't get enough of it...
I guess he could release a new album each month if he wanted too..but I think I read somewhere in an interview..that he has set
an policy to not release more then 5-6 albums per year..to avoid quanity instead of quality...
However..I still think he should do as Robert Rich has done recently, he has begin to release "internet only" releases...
Might be a good idea for Roach aswell..

Hmm "internet only" you mean download albums or CD albums only available through his webstore ? Personally I don't like download only albums as I prefer to have the physical media in my shelf instead of some files on my hard drive. But I think this is another discussion ;)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkest Ambient
« on: January 22, 2009, 07:09:08 AM »
The Terra Sancta, after a few more listens, is excellent. Also very much enjoying Caul/'kirchenkampf' album Sleep Night Death, from the same label, the wonderful Malignant. Exquisite, very well crafted dark ambient fired by streaks of strange luminosity.

I just received my Maligant records page with the new Terra Sancta, Wolfskin "O ajuntar das sombras" and Caul/kirchenkampf split. From the comments made here, the new Terra Sancta could well be at least as good as Aeon, which is one of my favourite ambient albums (with a darker touch). Let's check that ;)

From the Malignant label, I also like Raan (or written R|A|A|N), Phaenon, Blood Box "A world of hurt" and Yen Pox. The 2 latter ones have probably been mentioned already a few times, but anyway. Jason has some really good bands in his roster imo

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: January 22, 2009, 07:02:13 AM »
Any fans of China Mieville out there? Perdido Street Station and The Scar are for me probably the best modern fantasy out there.

I love China Mieville. Although I'm usually more into science fiction his Bas-Lag universe is really interesting. In fact I came to China Mieville through his - let's say - "marxist critique" of "classical" fantasy in a few articles and interviews. I like Iron Curtain most.
China's style is wonderful, though I have to say that for a person like me, for whom English is only the 4th language, it's a really complicated style with very elaborated and developed vocabulary which makes it a heavy reading ;)

Concerning "now reading", I'm reading Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, a book I would recommend to any science fiction loving reader.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Discovering New Labels
« on: January 22, 2009, 06:48:55 AM »
Diophantine Discs: http://discs.diophantine.net/ They use Stumptown Printers for their packaging, and the music in wonderful from what I have checked out so far (excellent works by Brian Lavelle and 'kirchenkampf')


Is that the 'kirchenkampf' from the split with Caul on Malignant records ?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Starting Point ?
« on: January 20, 2009, 12:57:16 PM »
Hehe lots of competent information here :)
Well I ordered the 4CD box Mystical Chords and Sacred... and the 3 immersed volumes and Possible Planet as a start (but after listening to some samples)
I guess you can't do lots of mistakes with his music.
Let's hope they arrive soon

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Starting Point ?
« on: January 16, 2009, 01:33:37 PM »
Thanks for all your comments. I went to the Roach website (in fact why had I never done that before??) and checked a few samples, I really like Immerson 2 and Possible Planet. Put them on my order list immediately.
It's strange, I've liked Robert Rich's music now for some years, but I never "tested" Roach. Better late than never hehe

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Steve Roach Starting Point ?
« on: January 15, 2009, 03:46:03 AM »
Hi,
I'm kind of new to Steve Roach's music, and wanted to make myself a present of some of his CDs. What would be a good point to start, as there are soooo many releases ?
I thought about his Immersion series as I really love records with only one long track...

Thanks in advance
Mirko

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Thanks for the fast reply. That's good news for me.
Are all albums repressed regularly if they run out of stock ? I saw that Vidna Obmana "The Surreal ..." is listed as out of print ?


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