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Immersion

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O÷phoi
« on: April 11, 2009, 04:04:15 PM »
Seems like O÷phoi has slowed down his release flow quite a bit...and his label "Umbra" has been pretty much dead since 2008.
I hope he has not lost his inspiration and artistic glow.

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 06:05:41 PM »
I don't think he's lost his inspiration. In an e-mail correspondence a couple years back, he said he was gonna lay low for a while. He was a bit concerned about oversaturating the market with Oophoi and Umbra releases, and wanted time to rejuvenate and gain some perspective.

I'm sure we haven't seen the last great Oophoi album. :)

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 07:28:22 PM »
I do not think the market should be any concern, he should not compromise himself... I think he should just follow his instinct and  the flow, and just release everything that he thinks is good.
It does not matter if they on the surface sounds very similar, the mental experience is very different.. His music is more like abstract dreams...
When I put on my headphones in the night in bed...every listen is an different journey/voyage...

Well, it might be a good idea, to slow down..sit down and reflect... and seek a new essence....

Also maybe..not  release so many EPs, I think LPs have more profound impact and holds an deeper meaning....



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Re: O÷phoi
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 05:07:47 PM »
I prefer the LPs too.

My impression was that Gigi was just tired of keeping up that busy pace.

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 11:07:39 PM »
I dunno; I get quite a kick out of hunting around for all the penumbra releases.  Actually, that's what brought me to Hypnos.

I imagine it's something rather like what stamp and baseball card collectors feel.
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Re: O÷phoi
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 11:10:49 PM »
His EP ALGOL I can recommend...a pure diamond...

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 02:14:10 AM »
I've managed to collect just about all of them by now.

Some favs:

The Sun is Falling in a Sea of Blood
Vertigo
Aludra (with L.E.M.)
Leteph (with L.E.M.)
The Light Sweeps All the Mist Away
As We Slip Away to Dream
Lifting the Veil (with Tau Ceti)
Borealis (with Tau Ceti)
Where the Green Ants Dream (with Perceptual Defence)
Suddenly the Birds Fell to Silence (with Tau Ceti & Netherworld)

I'm also quite fond of Tau Ceti's and Seren Ffordd's penumbra releases.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 11:37:42 AM »
From Gigi...

> just a quick note about my new album, "Cloudlands":
> the cd is now at
> the factory and it should be available at the end of
> april.
> It is a collaboration cd with an italian guitarist,
> Enrico Coniglio, 
> and is slightly different from my usual output: more
> melodic, more 
> "song" oriented, more "structured and composed".


H.

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Re: O÷phoi
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 04:27:54 PM »
That will be interesting to hear for sure and I am looking forward to hear his new Eventide Processors, I am sure it will sound amazing :)

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Re: O÷phoi
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 05:57:12 PM »
After reading that story of how Robert Rich met Gigi, I'm surprised these 2 haven't released a proper collaboration.  Definitely waiting for that one  8)

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Re: O÷phoi
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 06:15:19 PM »
Where can we read this story ?

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 10:27:27 PM »
I think it was the description in Music Zeit for Rich's Due Acque which Robert performed in Italy for Gigi and selected guests.  The reason I know is because Hjalmer mentioned it in the thread about Robert Rich's Live Archive.

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2009, 09:32:31 AM »
Databloem have released two new oophoi ressuies "whispers from the noisy void"   and "the dreaming of shells"
They have been remastered, while I appreciate remastered if it improves the sound it is also damn irritating that  I now need to buy the same cds once again...
Listening on the samples it does sound more smooth, and too me it seem quite obvious he has been using Eventide Reverbs on this remastered version, it sounds much smoother
then the original atleast these two short sound samples give the impression of that....  I think I like both the original and the remasters in it's own way, but I think I would prefer the remastered sound...sounds not as raw and little more processed/smoother ???