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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2010, 09:16:22 AM »
Another brief status update (something I'll try to do here regularly until the regular, steady flow of CD releases is re-established).

The audio master CD for Herion's Out and About was apparently not received by the CD manufacturer, so rather than mailing another one, I'll try uploading the files (hey, space age internet!) to their server so we can move this release along.

Now I'll need to sort out which of the other pending CD releases we'll do next, and discuss the matter with the artists involved. We have things brewing with Nebulae (Oophoi and associates), Steve Brand, Oophoi & Seren Ffordd, A Produce & Loren Nerell, and possibly a couple of others that are less definite.
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2010, 12:07:03 PM »
Hurry up! I need to blow some more bux at the Hypnos store.  ;D

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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2010, 12:50:07 PM »
What, you already own everything else we've got for sale?!
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2010, 01:16:47 PM »
Here's a bit of 2010 activity.  We'll have more information about this later this week, but we're very excited about it.  Our first album by Herion, and our first Hypnos digipak release!









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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2010, 01:24:36 PM »
Digipak looks fantastic!
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2010, 01:25:30 PM »
They look better in person than I expected.  I think people will be pleased, and we'll definitely continue with this format at least until the release backlog is caught up and we have a chance to breathe.
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2010, 01:39:42 PM »
I feel like a proud mommy right now...  ;D
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2010, 01:55:20 PM »
And well you should. Cigars all around. :D
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2010, 02:43:39 PM »
Wow..those new digipaks new sweet there Mike...
very awesome...

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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2010, 06:47:37 PM »
It looks great and I really like the photo.

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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2010, 10:33:56 PM »
Digipaks look great. Looking forward to hearing this one soon.
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2010, 12:06:48 AM »
I think that it looks stunning too.... 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2010, 07:22:17 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2010, 03:51:55 PM »
Thanks, everybody.  It's nice to get some positive feedback, after so much anguishing, second-guessing and internal debate -- all going on here within my own head this past year!

We've got these Herion discs ready to go.  The music is beautiful and I'm sure that will help these discs find their way into many hands, which will also help demonstrate what Hypnos is doing now with packaging.

Thanks again.
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2010, 01:46:26 AM »
Hello to everybody, this is Radio Usaghi transmitting from the lagoon.

The photo on the Herion's digipack is made by my friend Donato, who lives in Venice with me. Just take a look on his flickr's page at http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=48955195%40N06&ss=2

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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2010, 09:08:53 PM »
Love the new packaging!!!
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2010, 06:24:16 PM »
Looks great.  Wish you could keep the reflected pattern of the surface on the disc.   :)
It's rather effective, the sort of the thing you might see on a IXOHOXI album.

Since it's near the end of 2010 perhaps we should review how well the outlook matched
reality.  :)
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2010, 08:38:25 PM »
Bad news: lots of stuff that was supposed to come out in 2010 didn't come out due to back-tracking and re-thinking with regard to packaging.

Good news: we managed to release some great stuff, including the new Herion, the first new Viridian Sun album in many years, and a reissue of Jeff Pearce's first Hypnos album which had been out of print for a while, plus one more installment in the Seren Ffordd reissue series.

More good news: the new packaging has been very well received, and we're happy with it, so at least the next 4 upcoming Hypnos releases will be the same.

Still more good news: the next several releases just mentioned are all pretty close to being ready to release, so early 2011 will see quite a bit of good stuff, including:

Nebulae Path of White Clouds reissue

A Produce & Loren Nerell collaboration Intangible

Steve Brand's Avatara (his first on Hypnos proper after two releases on Hypnos Secret Sounds, and a bunch of others on Relaxed Machinery and AtmoWorks)

Oophoi & Seren Ffordd's first collaboration, The Martian Chronicles

There are a few others beyond these in various stages of consideration or discussion, but these are the only definitely-coming-soon releases.
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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #58 on: December 21, 2010, 10:10:56 PM »
Hi Mike,

thanks for the great news with confirmation of 4 new Hypnos CDs for early 2011!!! Just in time under the Christmas tree even if news only... :) The line-up and the new packaging, together it sounds exciting, I will keep my ears ready. All the best to you & Lena, have an enjoyable and peaceful holiday season!!!

Richard

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Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2010, 04:16:06 PM »
I'm in the process of converting the artwork for these upcoming releases into digipak format, as they were originally designed for standard CD booklets.

Here are a few upcoming CD covers, ranging from one completely final design (Nebulae), to one in which the artwork is final but the cropping may change (Steve Brand), to another which is an unapproved artwork option and subject to change completely (A Produce & Loren Nerell).



Nebulae - Path of White Clouds




Steve Brand - Avatara




A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
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