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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on October 17, 2016, 08:37:35 AM »
Thanks for the heads up thirdsystem on the Arial Service Area release.....recorded 1985-1994, sounds so contemporary.  Very different and enjoyable.  I will wait for the cd to come out according to their website.
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« Last post by thirdsystem on October 17, 2016, 05:06:36 AM »
Great news for FAXheads....

Jus bought this download on bandcamp. Aerial Service area 2 . Fairly obscure but amazing FAX ambient music that has just been loaded up for purchase. I have been wanting to hear this album for ages after noticing it being discussed elsewhere. Dark, disturbing atmospheres from the galaxy and beyond. Love it.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - What We Left Behind
« Last post by thirdsystem on October 17, 2016, 05:00:45 AM »
Agree, this is really an excellent album from Robert . I have listened several times on Spotify , very atmospheric, thought provoking, beautiful music. Pity the exchange rate is so effing horrendous just now or I would be getting the CD sent from over the pond. Will make do with the download from bandcamp at the moment. Also notice that Perpetual is on bandcamp also !!!!!!!!!
Everything and Nothing / Re: 1001 Post on the Hypnos Forum.
« Last post by Seren on October 17, 2016, 12:45:31 AM »
or perhaps new new age :o
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Hi everyone, nice to be back.
« Last post by Seren on October 17, 2016, 12:43:02 AM »
Welcome back Mirko
Independent Music Reviews / My review of "The Peacock's Tale" CD by Dashmesh
« Last post by richardgurtler on October 16, 2016, 02:23:47 AM »

Dashmesh "The Peacock's Tale" CD

Dashmesh Khalsa, a par excellence didgeridoo player (sound healer, performer and naturalistic philosopher) based in Phoenix, Arizona has notably stepped into the tribal ambient circle during 2010 on phenomenal "Dream Tracker" album with Byron Metcalf and Steve Roach. Several months later on the SoundQuest Fest he joined on the stage Steve and Byron together with another didge player Brian Parnham. Since 2010 several other releases by Byron Metcalf (and Mark Seelig) featured this highly talented musician. I was also fortunate to experience Dashmesh's didgeridoo wizardry live during the first night at The Galactic Center at February 13th, 2015. A truly memorable moments during my "Toward the Dream" journey!!! So it was only a matter of time when this enormously gifted musician will return with his, undoubtedly well-deserved, solo release. Although surrounded by several kindred souls, "The Peacock's Tale" is an absolutely exceptional example of Dashmesh's virtuosity as a performer and composer. Released through Invincible Music, a label located in Dashmesh's home city, during May 2016, the album comes in a really beautiful 6-panel digipak with splendid cover image by a Swiss shamanic artist creating under pseudonym Seelenflug and extensive liner notes about performing artists on each track, quoting humanist philosopher of the 15th century, Marsilio Ficino, and additional explanations as the album is an ode to the Hermetic-Alchemical Tradition. The graphics are provided by the artist himself as well as by Liv Singh Khalsa, the founder of Invincible Music, who is also responsible, together with Dashmesh, for mixing and mastering.

This richly colorful spectacle is ignited by "The Great Work", an exquisitely arranged piece meticulously bridging raucous crow calls, rattles, didgeridoo drones and barks with utterly embracing trumpet (by Gabriel Bey) and shakuhachi (by Yujin Soku-Shin) and banging water drum (by Roman Orona). Spirited downtempos join the stage for a masterful tribal organic splendor with jazzy fragrances thrown in. To complete the guest list on this composition, Submerged also gets credit for addiitional electronics. On rather quieter "Language Of The Birds" Dashmesh melts his electronics, didgeridoo and percussions with gorgeously poignant Bob Iriana's saxophone, piquantly exotic strings of rabab, an Afghan lute-like instrument played by Qais Essar and a large dose of bird calls. Absolutely magnificent and ingeniously sculpted auralscape awaits here!!! A speech by a charismatic lecturer and author Manly P. Hall announces the next piece, "Book Of Nature" on which Dashmesh's didgeridoo, flute and synths are joined by a trademarking drumming by his mentor Byron Metcalf on frame drums and udu. With this duo in full bloom, you simply can't go wrong!!! Heidi Gadd's electric violin and Yujin Soku-Shin's shakuhachi complete another masterful composition on this album, a sonic elixir!!! "Incension" exhibits the sole performance by its creative protagonist, where helically mind-bending monochromatic didge drones relentlessly interplay with nocturnally encircling symphonies. A big one!!! The following piece, "Tree Of Moon" can easily serve as a preview of Dashmesh's collaborative project with Alexis Holland (vocalist, musician, sound healer, yoga teacher and health consultant), acting as Indigenous Soul Movement, where they explore their synergistic visions of a better planet. Calmly sweeping soundscape driven by Alexis' ethereal wordless chants coalesced with gossamer ambrosias of udu and handpan, while groovy traceries with didge glimpses ride enchantingly atop. A true sonic medicine!!! On "Sophic Hydrolith" Byron Metcalf again grabs his frame drum and udu and joins Dashmesh for a truly jaw-dropping performance. Thrillingly vibrant drumming, trance-inducing buzzing, barking and crowing by Dashmesh's drone pipe with Heidi Gadd's squeaking electric violin. What a masterpiece is this 5 and a half minutes long track, this is a primordial electro organic blast at its most extraordinary!!! "Trismegistus" is another solo playing by Dashmesh, dominated by hypnotic groovy downtempos. Dash's crystalline udu and cinematic trumpet by Japanese iconic virtuoso Toshinori Kondo unfold "Beats Of The Sun". Soon mesmerizingly growling didge sneaks in as well and commingle with stunningly spiced interactions of trumpet magic with arising Bob Iriana's saxophone brilliance. A high-spirited escapade showcasing all performing tribesmen at the very top of their peculiarly reinforced musicianship. A Hall of Fame composition!!! "Solar Rebirth" brings back Native American Roman Orona with his shamanic vocal and hand drum performance blended with Dash's buzzing didge and additional strand of luminous opiates. On "Heartfire" the driving force teams up with Byron Metcalf and Toshinori Kondo. Swirling and coiling didgeridoo of Dashmesh is masterfully merged with Byron's thunderous drumming and Toshinori's flamboyant trumpet, which clandestinely transmutes from evocatively enveloping to jaw-droppingly twisted. The three maestros blazingly demonstrating their ingenious instrumentalist bravuras!!! The longest, nearly 11-minute "Transmutation" closes this magnificently spectacular album with soothing ride through atmospheric solitudes, where intangible hums amalgamate with enigmatic calls, contemplative bowls, inconspicuously emerging remote didge and trumpet. Profoundly enrapturing horizons are revealed, bravo, Dashmesh & Gabriel Bey!!!

The limits have been pushed once again, 72-minute "The Peacock's Tale" is undoubtedly one of the most creatively singular highlights of 2016!!! Huge respect to Dashmesh for putting together this thrillingly talented team of accomplished musicians, hats off to all of you!!! Dash, you can be really proud of this album!!! And as hinted above, you definitely might want to check also Indigenous Soul Movement's CD entitled "A Voice For The Voiceless", this album is out since March 2016 on Invincible Music. Alexis & Dashmesh certainly deserve your attention!!! Last but not least, also don't miss Dashmesh's fruitful guest performance on Byron Metcalf's milestone "Shamanic Trance Dance" (released during May 2016)!!!

Richard Gürtler (Oct 14, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Cosmic ground III new album
« Last post by Scott M2 on October 14, 2016, 12:27:09 PM »
Maybe even save a few dollars and get an iPad and M3000 HD
available for pre-order now.
Release: 14. Nov. 2016
Pre-order here:
Listen here:

Solemn Embrace is the side project of Arne Weinberg, whose main project Valanx focuses on dark, eerie and apocalyptic soundscapes and experimental drone music. Solemn Embrace still features a definite darkness but tends towards more experimental and colder electronic sounds, mainly due to the fact that Solemn Embrace is produced purely with a Eurorack modular synth system.
Conceptually "Arc"'s theme is about the wavering ebb and flow of time and how cyclic systems reappear in our everyday world that surrounds us. We as humans are encapsulated in our daily chores, our obsession with social media and superficial society concerns. We are missing out on these naturally appearing cycles surrounding us. This album is dedicated to the wonders of these repeating patterns all around us.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Hi everyone, nice to be back.
« Last post by deepspace on October 13, 2016, 11:21:47 PM »
Hi all,

Wow, this feels slightly strange.  I haven't been on the hypnos forums for about 6 years.
Hope everyone is well and people are still busy creating new music.

I'm resuming work on deepspace after a break and detour through other styles. 
I've re-released all but one (barometric sea) deepspace album on bandcamp, and also on spotify.
If you like to stream, you can listen here:

If you prefer high quality files, listen here:

A new deepspace album will be out soon.  As soon as I can stop obsessing over it. ;)

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