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Hypnos 2011 outlook
« on: January 07, 2011, 05:15:24 PM »
It's been a sort of mini-tradition of a few years now to give a summary each January of what's coming next from Hypnos.

I posted a bit of an update at the end of the "2010 outlook" topic so most of this stuff is already known, but rather than follow-up there, I'll start a new one.

Next up for Hypnos in 2011, not necessarily in this order.

Nebulae - The Path of White Clouds

A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible

Steve Brand - Avatara

Seren Ffordd & Oophoi - The Martian Chronicles


I'll talk a bit more about these soon in follow-up posts. Also, a few other things that aren't definite yet, but I can at least drop hints.

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 05:52:38 PM »
The release of Path of White Clouds should be our next CD release, in no more than a month. The artwork has been approved, so this is the final cover.

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 05:57:28 PM »
It's still not definite which CD comes after Nebulae, but it will almost certainly be either the A Produce & Loren Nerell collaboration Intangible, or Steve Brand's Avatara.

I have already previewed cover art for both of these (with a disclaimer that neither was final -- and the art for Intangible was an early concept and likely to change) so here I'll show the older version and more current version of each. Note that neither of these is definitely final, but these are much less likely to change very much than the old versions.

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 05:57:37 PM »
Steve Brand - Avatara (old version)




Steve Brand - Avatara (new version)

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 05:59:53 PM »
A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible (old version)




A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible (new version)

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 06:00:59 PM »
I do have artwork for the Seren Ffordd and Oophoi release (digital artwork by Seren Ffordd in fact) but haven't yet incorporated it into  the digipak template, so that will have to wait a little.
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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 06:34:51 PM »
It's good to see these releases upcoming. Your cover art is beautiful as usual. The Avatara cover is great. If I might venture a suggestion, the sun disk logo seems too large, and is competing in a distracting way with the eyeball in the center of the image. The older version seems more arresting in general as well. Just a thought...

I think the older version of Intangible is also more expressive of the title...

Can't resist the critique Mike, sorry, it's getting to be ingrained...

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 07:20:50 PM »
The sun disk logo will probably change, in location and/or size -- I just slapped it into InDesign without resizing the default size, just giving Steve an idea how his logo graphic would work with a black background.

Thanks very much for the comments.
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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 10:08:32 PM »
I'm ready! Sounds really interesting, Mike. Hypnos always puts out quality works, IMO. 8)
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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011, 02:38:20 AM »
Thank you, Mike, for all updates and cover art versions. I am ready too!!! Personally, I prefer more old version of "Intangible", as 9dragons said, it fits better the title. About "Avatara" I am not decided which one to prefer... Nebulae's cover art is perfect. Anyway, I hope the new releases will be as much beautiful as Herion's "Out and About".

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 02:01:39 PM »
Hi Mike,
I do prefer A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible (old version)
Feels more airy to me ;-)

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 10:40:59 AM »
Hi Mike,
I like the older version of Intangible.

I can't wait to hear this collaboration between Nerell an A Produce. I've been
following them both for over a year now and I'm sure they've got something
great going on. I saw Nerell live at the SoundQuestFest last October and the
guy puts on an excellent show. Again, can't wait to hear what comes out of this.

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 10:47:54 AM »
The upcoming O÷phoi CD is a blind buy for me!

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2011, 04:31:21 PM »
Brilliant, new O÷phoi.  ;D

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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2011, 01:10:17 PM »
Speaking of O÷phoi here's a preview of the final cover, just finished. This will be released in August.



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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2011, 01:15:19 PM »
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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2011, 08:41:06 AM »
Thank you for your updates, Mike!!! I really look forward to this newest beauty, my order will follow as soon "The Martian Chronicles" will be out.

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2011, 10:58:36 AM »
Speaking of O÷phoi here's a preview of the final cover, just finished. This will be released in August.




Been looking forward to this release for ages, and a chance to purchase some others at the same time to save on postage. Roll on August.
Mike, ever thought of taking pre-orders?
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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2011, 11:15:05 AM »
I'm glad to hear people are looking forward to this.

We probably won't do pre-orders, at least not any time soon. I used to do that, in the old days of Hypnos, and ran into trouble with a CD that I thought would be released by a certain date, but ended up quite delayed.

Also, we end paying more for postage than what we charge customers, so arranging things so that we have to send a customer their already-released items now, and send another package with the pre-order items later, would just increase that postage loss.

We'll make up for this by offering a similar "first week deal" like what we did with Intangible. That worked really well, and as a result the month of Intangible's release was our best month in at least 6-7 years.
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Re: Hypnos 2011 outlook
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2011, 05:57:00 PM »
The most anticipated release for me in many years.   :)