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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by drone on on June 24, 2015, 10:00:50 AM »
Hey Chris, followed the link to the Jaja album Stellamare.  I thought this might be a cool album until I heard the CHIRPING BIRDS.  I was not aware there were birds flying around in outer space.  Kinda ruined it for me.
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If nothing else (as Mike says), this is ineffective promotion - considering that this is an ambient music forum.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Folktek Conduit
« Last post by ffcal on June 23, 2015, 11:36:06 PM »
That's sounds (and looks) really cool, Harry.  A bargain, too... 8)

Forrest
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Folktek Conduit
« Last post by hdibrell on June 23, 2015, 09:11:18 PM »
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We welcome you to contribute constructively to the Hypnos Forum, not JUST post advertisements. Otherwise, it's just spam, which is not only unwelcome, but also ineffective promotion.
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This is getting annoying now. Do you have anything else to contribute ?

We are just trying to promote virtual dj events for the producers. We want to show our appreciation and respect.  We do this on volunteer basis, we love chillout music and want more people to learn about it.  You are invited to our events.  Peace and Love - CM
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by ffcal on June 23, 2015, 04:38:56 PM »
Woob 2 (em:t 4495).  I just paid a whopping $70 for this rare CD on Discogs, which is comparatively low to what others are asking.  As often pointed out, not as good overall as the first release, but still excellent.  Has a psychedelic jungle feel on the rhythmic pieces, with its share of quiet moody interludes.

I like Woob/Paul Franklin's "Journeyman" collab with Colin Waterton, "Mama 6."  I finally tracked down a copy.  It's very spacey and ambient in places.

Forrest
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by drone on on June 23, 2015, 03:36:49 PM »
Woob 2 (em:t 4495).  I just paid a whopping $70 for this rare CD on Discogs, which is comparatively low to what others are asking.  As often pointed out, not as good overall as the first release, but still excellent.  Has a psychedelic jungle feel on the rhythmic pieces, with its share of quiet moody interludes. 
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Frore & Shane Morris "Blood Moon" CD

Shane Morris is already known for his numerous collaborative projects, among them his co-work with Mystified on "Inspired Evolution" trilogy is the most famous (released on Spotted Peccary during 2012-2014), while Paul Casper, the sole creator behind praised Frore project, celebrates here his debut in a cooperative effort. "Blood Moon" CD was released at April 3rd, 2015 on Spotted Peccary, just in time before the total lunar eclipse. The album is packaged, as usual for this sympathetic Californian label, in a catchy 4-panel disc eco wallet designed by label's visual masters, Daniel Pipitone and Jourdan Laik, who is also credited for the original photography. Mastering is handled by Ben Cox of Lotuspike clan.

Equipped with wide range of electronics and acoustic instruments such as didgeridoo, duduk, various flutes, udu, frame drum, shakers..., Frore & Shane Morris fire up their journey with 13-minute "Lichen Patterns". Massively unfolding tides of drones are enigmatically merged with mesmerizingly circling Dreamtime artifacts, while subterranean organics and distant tribal beats gradually permeate and capture the front stage with its sharpened intensity. Masterful mix of primordial instrumentation with electronic enhancements spectacularly cascades and climaxes. Bravo, gentlemen, this is a truly mind-bending introduction!!! And don't forget to put your headphones on, a true sonic revelation awaits!!! "Ritual Sequence", clocking to 10-minute mark, safely keeps on exploring ancient terrains, again lushly flavored with powerfully shamanic percussive textures, which are precisely merged with sweeping atmospheric blankets. Some recognizable, yet ethereally embracing signatures sneak atop here and there, although the spectacle is also entered and highlighted by hauntingly evocative flute mastery. Wow, another top-notch tribal ambience!!! "Orison" glides through spellbindingly mysterious sceneries, masterfully bridging perplexing cavernous realms with ear-tickling dissonances, while intangible tribal groove rests above before fully awaking and stealing the ceremony. But the pinnacle is still to emerge, because shortly after that Paul rises his duduk, a traditional Armenian woodwind instrument, which immediately starts to reveal all its infinite magic. A jaw-dropping listening experience, magnificently expressive and monstrously rewarding!!! The use of duduk in ambient soundsculpting always leaves me breathless and "Orison" is no exception. Hats off to Paul & Shane, to me, an ultimate Hall of Fame composition!!! "Unfolding", another 13 minutes long track, opens with transcendent didge curlicues, while warmly cinematic washes gorgeously meander. Slowly arising tribal beats become more vigorous and mesmeric and exquisitely interact with utterly expansive panoramas. Crystalline tinkles and organic subtleties harmoniously augment the Southwest desert feel of this strongly evocative piece. Another large dose of aural elixir for my ears is delivered here!!! 16-plus minutes long closing composition "Night Rapture" unveils with mindscaping nocturnal sounds, but vivid electro-industrial-infused rhythms join the stage, soon meticulously coalesced with machinery-like clickety-claks. Mysterious atmo zones are activated as well and intriguingly undulate across robustly-driven ethno tribal adventures, reinforced by rawer flute pervasions and outbursts. During the closing three minutes overwhelming intensity evanesces into a gorgeously encircling still of the night. A grand finale!!!

"Blood Moon" is astonishingly refreshing addition to the genre, each track is slightly different, yet the entire mood is impeccably compact and delightfully complex. This stunningly full-bodied collaboration splendidly amalgamates creative insignias of two highly crafted composers and instrumentalists and brilliantly intermingles the primordial with the current. "Blood Moon" is another monument in tribal ambient soundcarving, certainly one of the best releases of 2015!!! I even won't hesitate to use the word milestone, yes, that's how breathtaking is this album!!!

Richard Gürtler (Jun 22, 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« Last post by chris23 on June 22, 2015, 08:32:20 PM »
Joan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking
An insightful memoir concerning loss.

Peter Clines - The Fold
Super cool sci-fi/wierd-fi story about a group of researchers who build a portal. Won't say more. Between this and his book, 14, Peter Clines might be one of my new favorites. I need to check out his ex-heroes series.

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