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Bought the BC download.

Track 1 "traum" starts with drone style and an eerie synth then meanders with spacey synth background, ambient but also TD 70 s style. Some nice chord progressions. Track builds nicely to about 10 minutes + when a synth bass line gradually builds. Personally not as keen when this is introduced however the track continues to build well over the 19 minutes. Track 2 Trauma is the best for me. More ambient orientated.

Overall, very good release, would prefer another 20 min track but for £4.64 ( including bandcamps UK VAT  >:( . Good value I think.

I have been looking for that Analogue Overload (Ricochet Dream edition) however it does mot seem to be available on download. Will track down the CD . Sounds like it could be a must have .

Just listening to this track.

Very good indeed. Leans more towards the ambient school than the Berlin one. Atmospheric, sometimes warm , sometimes dark. Hints of melody and subtle sequencing. Definitely have to get this album.

Nice album cover photo also.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 24, 2015, 07:56:30 AM »

Pete Namlook / Steve Stoll - Hemisphere, music for travel to a different Solar System

Thomas Kohner - Daikan. Some of the deepest bass I have ever heard. Really quite something.

Julio's Original Light CD is wonderful. Your excellent words Richard just make me want to listen to it urgently.

Great reviews you write. Keep up the good work man  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 19, 2015, 12:13:18 PM »
Mathew Florianz - Nocturne - Soundtrack For Science Briefings. Recommended elsewhere and I can understand why. Beautiful sounds, on bandcamp if you are interested in checking it out.

Neil Campbell - The Ancient Volcanic Centre of Scotland. Player Press Bandcamp. Had to check it out as the title is my homeland. First few minutes are experimental to say the least. Think this one will be a challenge. Interesting though ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 19, 2015, 12:02:02 PM »

S.E.T.I. The Data Logs Of Astro Myrmex on ...txt reissue. Excellent space ambient.

The Golden Cake Company - Travelesque EP. Warm, dreamy ambient with some guitar sounds and weirdness. Great stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 13, 2015, 04:45:12 AM »
Thanks for the tip Andy. Seems a bit tricky to get any legal online downloads for True North. Just listened to The Man From Aran on YouTube and the sample at Groove. Very interesting cold dark artic sounds. Atmospheric indeed.

NP The Angling Loser - Author of the Twilight.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 12, 2015, 04:32:48 AM »
Following recommendation elsewhere .......

Amir Baghiri - Planet X, Live Long And Prosper, Orbital Repose.

These three are all deep spacey warm ambient and are absolutely excellent. This artist is also into tribal and more beat driven stuff apparently, which is not so much my thing these days. The above three highly recommended. Beautiful music.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:12:17 PM »

Anderson Ponty Band. Interesting, some good stuff on it. An absolutely dire, reggae version of Time and a Word though.

A new record shop has opened in a fairly small town near me. Yes a brand new shop selling brand new vinyl etc. Quite amazing really.

So had to support it, first purchase......

Riverside - Love Fear and the Time Machine. £22 so not a cheap medium this vinyl revival, although double gatefold album with CD also.

Superb album.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:03:26 PM »
Robert Rich music.........for most of the day .......

Trances and Drones


This sounds very interesting, would love to listen but will be 0100 hrs here and I will be in the land of nod by then as off to Gran Canaria at the weekend.

Any chance it is repeated or available as a podcast ? This also reminds me I must check out SomaFM.

I love the concept of this album. Will check it out on bandcamp right now.

Appreciate this is maybe a wee bit off topic for you,however thought I would just mention that I use spotify over here in the UK. Upgraded to premium so I can also stream in high quality, think it's 320 kbs. Can also download albums to check them out offline. That lasts for about 30 days or so.

I am astounded at the amount of MY music that is on there. Ambient, Electronic, Prog Rock Etc etc. Really quite amazing.

I am unsure of the financial rewards for artists, it won't be much no doubt, however I have purchased many CDs and downloads as a result of streaming on spotify.

I would suggest that it is a great way to get your music out there.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 17, 2015, 05:25:38 AM »
Eeem - Peregrenation and Ishvara - Under a Hexagon Sky ......... Been on permanent rotation here. Both are really superb. So glad to have discovered both. Thanks for the Ishvara tip Chris. Much appreciated.

Also just listening to Riverside - Love, Fear And The Time Machine on spotify. Obviously non- ambient but just wanted to mention it as it really is a cracker. Some beautiful melodic prog from a band I need to listen to more often. When I heard Second Life System on release, a good few years ago now, it completely blew me away.

Now checking out Onyx on cryochamber. This is sounding very good indeed !!! Looking forward to hearing track 6 ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:57:18 AM »
Ha ha, checking out some forum stats there in view of recent discussions and found this old topic, seems a shame to have let that drop, could be an interesting one.

This weeks ambient..............

Eeem - Peregrination. Thought this was sold out and I had missed out. Had an email from Lee at ...txt to say he had found some discs. £8 bargain. First listen complete this rainy Saturday morning. Excellent. Dreamy ambient in the main with some glitchy and environmental sounds on one or two tracks. Straight back on the player, right now.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:37:14 AM »
I have enjoyed my time here at Hypnos since  I discovered it. Picked up a great few tips on ambient artists I would otherwise probably have missed out on. The now playing section in particular is of great interest and I hope everyone continues to contribute.

It is quiet here now but hopefully will pick up over the winter months. The busiest times seem to be when certain individuals start slagging off the music of others. It probably has put of a few folk, unfortunately. It is also a shame that some folk just post about their own music and thereafter do not contribute to the forum.

In respect of Facebook. I will probably never use it. Personally I feel it is for the young generation and the nosey older types  ;). Perhaps that's just my experience and depends on where you are from. My wife uses it for her work group and keeping up with our kids. So it is useful. Not for me though.

Hope the Hypnos forum is always here, would be terrible to see it disappear.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:03:06 AM »
Listening to this one again .....

Ishq - Lyght . Really beautiful

My personal favorites are Infinite Garden and Emerald (under the Elve alias) and Under a Hexagon Sky (under the Ishvara alias). Those first two are unlike anything I've heard before; truly remarkable recordings.

Thanks for that. Remarkably all are on spotify. Looking forward to listening.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:40:10 AM »
Been ploughing my way through Metro 2033. A post apocalyptic tale set in the Moscow Underground. Hard work, maybe something lost in the translation but finding it repetitive and fairly boring. Some good bits though. 3/4 of the way through and it is getting a bit better.

Also reading this..

A lad gets itchy feet whilst living on the 60th parallel on Shetland and decides to go round the world along the 60th parallel. Greenland, Northern Canada, Alaska,Siberia, St Petersbug, Scandanavia and returning to his home island. Excellent read. Itchy feet inducing.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:29:50 AM »
Checked out the Max Richter - From Sleep 1 hr version. Very nice indeed.

Currently listening to .............. Jacob Newman & Devin Underwood - Sending the Past New release on Carpe Sonum bandcamp page. Sounding very interesting indeed. Will have to get it urgently.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2015, 03:03:52 AM »
I need to explore Ishq's work more fully. Only really aware of some of his stuff working with Lee Norris.

Any recommendations on where to start Chris?

Edit - Just discovered there is a whole load of Ishq albums on Spotify. Currently streaming the  one that was released on ...txt that I missed out on buying - Lyght.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 03, 2015, 02:52:51 AM »
Re:  Autumn of Communion.

Now I'm confused. I have Solar Image "3.9", now there's a "3.5" double CD that came after 3.9???))someone please enlighten me....

In order of release, the (complicated) releases are;

AOC 3.5 (CDr) - This was a highly limited edition of 65 CDrs in a metal box with card and numbering. It is an expansion and exploration of the track Rhea on AOC 3.

AOC 3.9 - This CD has 3 very different remixes of the digital only release (at that point) of Solar Image.

AOC 3.5/Solar Image (CD) - Following requests and interest re a proper CD release ...txt have recently released this double album. It has the original digital only track Solar Image, a reprise version and another disc with the full version of Rhea (explored) which was on the above CDr.

Think that's it  ;)

I believe I may now have all 9 AOC releases. Some body of work it is. Superb stuff.

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