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Now available:



Nunc Stans and Mystified: One Thousand Dreams
A collaboration between Nunc Stans (Anthony Paul Kerby, Canada)
and Mystified (Thomas Park, USA)

An immersive set of richly detailed dreamscapes that flow and shift with
a sophisticated ease and engaging lyric beauty. Expect a haunting mix of
grainy drone, sonic curiosities and occasional treated field recording, all
bound together by exquisite drawn-out melodic lines.

The origin of this work is a set of long drone pieces crafted by Thomas from
recordings of sferics (electrical discharges in the atmosphere). These flowing
treated noise pieces then served as the basis for Anthony's more synth-based
accompaniments and sonic embellishments.

tracks & mp3 samples:

- This Infinite Night     (a second sample)
- One Thousand Dreams part 1
- One Thousand Dreams part 2 
- The Path Between 
- Now Open Your Eyes
- Final Resting Place

Available as either CD or an inexpensive Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
 
Buy the album and you can have a free instant download if you email me
or put a note in the order form.


A long excerpt of track 1 can be heard on the Radio page --  Here
Please do have a listen. Words are no substitute for the music.

Many thanks.

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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 06:47:10 AM »
The download sounds awesome, but I'm buying the CD too.

This music has more melody than the usual Nunc Stans, a sloooww, ponderous melody entwined within the drones... has a somber feel, and very, well, ...dreamy, too.

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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 03:43:43 PM »
Great to see this here!
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 09:22:20 AM »
Quick note to say that this fine release is now also available in the Hypnos store.

And thanks Joe !

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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 04:53:59 PM »
Yes, this and a bunch of other DataObscura and Blue Oasis titles just arrived... here's the label's page on our store.

http://hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=blueo
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2009, 05:31:18 AM »
Track one from this cd was featured 10/25 on Chuck Van Zyl's fm radio broadcast on the East Coast.
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 09:14:31 AM »
Tracks from this release have been played three times now on Star's End radio, three times on WWSP's Ambient Ether Space Continuum show, and on Secret Music and Galactic Travels radio. Feel free to take a peek at DataObscura for some free samples:

http://www.dataobscura.com/
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 11:23:30 AM »
OneThousand Dreams
A collaboration between Nunc Stans (Anthony Paul Kerby, Canada) and Mystified  (Thomas Park, USA).

A Radio Atmospheric Signal or Sferic (sometimes also spelled "Spheric") is a broadband electromagnetic impulse that occurs as a result of natural atmospheric lightning discharges. Sferics may propagate from their lightning source without major attenuation in the Earth-Ionosphere waveguide, and can be received thousands of kilometers from their source. On a time-domain plot, a sferic may appear as a single high-amplitude spike in the time-domain data. On a spectrogram, a sferic appears as a vertical stripe (reflecting its broadband and impulsive nature) that may extend from a few kHz to several tens of kHz, depending on atmospheric conditions.

Sferics received from about two thousand kilometres distance or greater have their frequencies slightly offset in time, producing tweeks...

…and what a tweak it is!

Starting with a base of ionospheric field recordings (Sferics), combined with the adroit synth work of the aurally nomadic Mr. Stans, Anthony (Nunc) & Thomas (Mystified) have created a wonderful extended set of lush atmospheres & addictive drone-beds, from which emanate a mixture of metallic, glitchy/crackly sounds … drawing the listener into a sonic labyrinth.

Layer upon layer of aurally woven ambient sonance embrace a number of sub-stylings: traditional space, platforms of found sound, granular/microsonic embedments and, my favorite piece, the pastorally (bordering on neo-classical) tonal atmospheric drone, One Thousand Dreams, Part 2.

A great disc in which to lose oneself for just over an hour.

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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009, 01:51:32 PM »
Cool review, if I may say so.
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009, 06:21:03 AM »
Another Star's End play, 11/22, and an additional play on WWSP-fm's "Ambient Aether / Space Continuum" show.
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2009, 07:11:29 AM »
11/29: Chuck played a track from this disc last night on Star's End (it ended the show), and WWSP featured a track again, as well.
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 06:27:53 AM »
Chuck at Star's End gave this album a Top 20 designation for 11/2009.
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Re: NEW- Nunc Stans and Mystified : One Thousand Dreams (DataObscura)
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 07:51:57 AM »
"One Thousand Dreams" also made the Top 20 for November playlists for "Ambient Aether / Space Continuum" (WWSP-FM) and Bill Fox's "Galactic Travels" (WDIY-FM).
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