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CD release: Seren Ffordd - Stellar Nurseries
« on: November 30, 2009, 04:00:01 PM »
Here's one we released a couple weeks back and never posted here to the Forum.  The other Seren Ffordd discussion distracted me from the fact this new disc never received its own Forum topic.

Artist: Seren Ffordd
Title: Stellar Nurseries
Label: Hypnos Secret Sounds hss28, limited cdr edition of 300




Stellar Nurseries is the first in a series of Seren Ffordd reissues planned to continue over the coming year
or so. These recordings, by an artist whose work is always mysterious and sometimes ominous, were
previously released on the Umbra and Penumbra labels operated (by Hypnos artist Oophoi) out of Italy,
though the artist himself resides in Wales. He first connected with Hypnos on the compilation CD Sounds
of a Universe Overheard
, to which he contributed a track, and Hypnos Secret Sounds released his album
Veils, Shadows.

This recording exhibits a pleasing serenity, a great example of the artist's characteristic combination of dark
and light elements into a balanced, deep contrast.

Original sleeve notes, December 2004:
Floating in the depths of space are vast clouds of molecular gases. They drift until disturbed by the dance of
gravity. Then, folding in on themselves they spiral in towards the centre, to the forming Starseed. As the
disc gets denser and hotter the gases spiral faster and faster, an awesome storm of movement. Faster,
denser, hotter until the star ignites, flaming into being. A wave of light and heat flares out into space,
pushing the lighter elements before it. The heavier materials left are once more pulled by the bonding of
movement and gravity. Held by the dream of the star the planets begin to form in their orbits. Once born
 the planets spiral round and round creating new notes chords and harmonies.

Stellar Nurseries is a continuous track 1:01:02 in duration, with the following figurative "sections" (with mp3 sample clips):
1.   Out of the Void mp3 http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sf-sn-01.mp3
2.   Storm Movement mp3 http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sf-sn-02.mp3
3.   Spiral Dance mp3 http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sf-sn-03.mp3
4.   Floating, Dreaming mp3 http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sf-sn-04.mp3

This limited CDR release, on the Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint, is available for purchase for $9.99 here:
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hss28
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