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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Poaalpina on September 12, 2016, 01:19:56 AM »
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on September 12, 2016, 12:42:38 AM »
Steve Roach - Early Man
Vir Unis - The Drift Inside

re blood machine - A great album, especially as the sounds are very energetic but somehow stationary...
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on September 11, 2016, 02:36:59 PM »
Robert Rich - What We Left Behind
I finally picked this up after Robert Rich opened his Bandcamp store last week. This feels like a mature release: the mood, the details, and the instrumentation all fit together nicely. Lovely artwork too.

Erik Wollo - Stars End 2015
One continuously evolving and flowing journey through space. Love it.
One for the diaries ;)

Ambient Lives Series Presents : Peter Benisch – Waiting For Snow
[Special Remastered CD in 6 Panel Digifile with exclusive bonus track included]
10th February 2017
(PSY 126)

Sound In Silence is happy to announce the addition of (ghost) to its roster of artists, presenting his new album entitled The First Time You Opened Your Eyes.

This is his first album on Sound In Silence, although he has already appeared in another release of the label back in 2013, contributing a great remix for Absent Without Leave’s Faded Photographs Remixes.

(ghost) is the solo electronic project of Brian Froh, currently based in Denver, USA. Exploring and combining a mixture of music genres, ranging from idm and electronica to ambient and post-rock, he has released two albums and one EP on n5MD label and some self-produced releases, while he has also done many remixes for other similar artists.

The First Time You Opened Your Eyes showcases (ghost)’s atmospheric side to a fuller extent than in any of his previous releases by presenting an epic ambient journey with duration of something more than 34 minutes. The complex glitchy beats are left behind and only beautifully evocative soundscapes and calming atmospheres remain. The album captivates the listener with its lush instrumentation and warm palette of multiple layered emotional textures of resonant synths and droning feedback as indistinct dreamy vocals emerge somewhere in the distance. An impressive album, highly recommended for devotees of Deaf Center, Brian McBride and Eluvium.

This is a limited edition of 200 handmade and hand-numbered collectible copies. It is packaged in a lovely hand-stamped 127mm x 127mm 260 gsm green-grey cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and an insert with the tracklist and the credits printed on a 190 gsm saffron yellow cardboard. It also comes bundled with a download code coupon and a Sound In Silence card.

Sound In Silence is happy to announce the return of Jason Sweeney and his Panoptique Electrical project, presenting his new album Disappearing Music For Face.

This is his second release on the label after last year’s, already sold out, debut album of Great Panoptique Winter, his collaboration project with Richard Adams of Hood and The Declining Winter.

Panoptique Electrical is both an experimental studio project by Jason Sweeney, based in Adelaide, Australia, and instrumentalist collaboration with electronic and classical musicians Zoë Barry, Jed Palmer, Tristan Louth-Robins, Cailan Burns, Noah Symons and Richard Adams and visual artist Steve Phillips.
While in the last decade Jason Sweeney has made Panoptique Electrical his central focus, for about twenty years he has been composing and recording either solo, under the alias of Other People’s Children and Simpático, or with friends in various musical projects like Pretty Boy Crossover, Sweet William, School of Two, Luxury Gap, Par Avion, Madeline’s Wreath, God Burning System, Great Panoptique Winter and Mist & Sea. For almost a decade he has also been composing sound and music scores for live theatre, dance, film/video and installation projects.

Disappearing Music For Face is another outstanding release from Panoptique Electrical that generates many emotional reactions. It’s a collection of eleven brilliant compositions of gentle piano with small touches of minimalist electronic beats, echoing keys and soft swells of heavily reverbed drones. The beauty of this album will truly captivate the audience of both ambient pioneers like Brian Eno and Harold Budd and artists like A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Labradford and mid period Hood recordings.

This is a limited edition of 200 handmade and hand-numbered collectible copies. It is packaged in a lovely hand-stamped 127mm x 127mm 260 gsm pale brown cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and two inserts with the tracklist and the credits printed on a 190 gsm reddish-brown cardboard. It also comes bundled with a download code coupon and a Sound In Silence card.
Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Tomita
« Last post by Oenyaw new on September 09, 2016, 05:56:08 PM »
The Planets is not just an album presenting the piece as played on synthesizers, it is a brilliant interpretation of the piece. Beginning with a small wind up music box, the progressing into a spaceship lift-off, flowing into Mars. Mars was a sonic roller coaster. I always thought of 2001; ASpace Odessy listening to voices on Jupiter. At the end, the return to the music box has always bewildered me. The entire album blows me away. Snowflakes are Dancingay not be my favorite, but it's definitely the most relaxing, and the one I listen to the most. Bolero, Grand Canyon, Firebird are difficult to find, and require many listening. Pictures at an Exhibition, also brilliant. Kosmos bordered on heavy metal, and was often heard at the dorm at FSU at full volume. But my personal favorite has always been The Bermuda Triangle. I can't say how many times I've listened to that one late at night with the lights off, and after living on an island, within a mile from the beach for a good chunk of my childhood, the midnight surf at the end of side one is a favorite recording... ever. RIP, and thanks for all the music.

Chihei Hatakeyama / Dirk Serries "The Storm Of Silence" CD

Japanese dronescaper Chihei Hatakeyama, who is based in suburbs of Tokyo, is not only an acclaimed and productive artist with many collaborative projects on his credit, but also the man behind White Paddy Mountain label, which has released during September 2015 "Obscured By Beams Of Sorrow" CD album featuring Dirk Serries and another renowned drone forger from the Land of the Rising Sun, Hakobune. And this Japanese-Belgian coalition definitely keeps on blossoming, because January 2016 sees "The Storm Of Silence" CD on respected Italian label Glacial Movements. Dirk Serries, the giant behind unforgettable vidnaObmana, is another highly prolific artist, who constantly keeps on exploring the fascination of challenging collaborative projects. "The Storm Of Silence" CD comes in elegantly minimal 4-panel digipak, exhibiting visual mastery of Norwegian photographer Bjarne Riesto and layout skills by Dirk's kindred Dutch drone soul, Machinefabriek's Rutger Zuydervelt. Wow, what a beauty, the magic of desolate Nordic winter sceneries fully unfolds, even before hitting the play button...

"Kulde", a 7-plus minutes long track, reveals this strikingly intense journey with slowly invading cyclical drones continuously concealed by hissy curtains. Persistently pinnacling reverberating subtleties clandestinely coalesce with warmer elegiac tides of long-burried memories. The listener is enwrapped by the silent awe of the rolling untamed landscapes. Immerse yourself and feel the "Cold"!!! "Uvaer", which clocks to a 10 and a half minutes mark, delves deeply into magnificently monochromatic terrains, meticulously reinforced by euphorically meandering evocativeness. Exquisitely mindscaping sonic reflections constantly commingle with jaw-droppingly emotional sonorousness. "Uvaer" as "Storm" showcases a gloriously monumental, yet sublimely tranquilizing soundforging of both protagonists, who fully utilize and amalgamate their creative insignias into an epic soundscape unlocking the gates of the Drone Eden!!! Bravo, gentlemen!!! "Fryst", with 12:41 the longest piece on album, unfolds with peaceful nuances, which calmly evolve into more monolithic scenario highlighted by flatlined, yet utterly scenic desolate "Frozen" panoramas. Masterfully spiced by inconspicuously emerging climaxes, no matter if intriguingly ear-tickling or splendiferously mind-blowing. 11-minute "Hvit" closes this deeply profound journey with rawer, nearly transcendental helixes, which are soon imbued by eternal tides of majestically intensified magnitudes and warmly embracing cinematic vistas. "White" is a breathtakingly prodigious and consonantly resonant masterpiece, a truly rewarding epic finale!!! Kudos to you, Dirk & Chihei!!!

I could easily journey for another 20-30 minutes, however, "The Storm Of Silence" is a masterful collaborative long distance effort, displaying staggeringly ingenious drone manipulations of two sound explorers par excellence!!! Mixed by Dirk and mastered by Chihei, "The Storm Of Silence" is another deeply focused gem on Glacial Movements, a must-have CD for all drone connoisseurs and aficionados of the overwhelming grace of treacherous icy landscapes. When spotlighting on the most recent projects of both protagonists, Dirk Serries has in the pipeline his collaborative CD album with Celer entitled "Background Curtain". This one should be out during the coming weeks on Polish label Zoharum. And Chihei Hatakeyama has just released together with his drone companion Hakobune "The Fall Rises" CD on his White Paddy Mountain label.

Richard Gürtler (Sep 07, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Carlos Vivanco is the owner of the master files. All above board fellow Hypnos members ;)
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