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Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« on: April 02, 2011, 01:54:46 AM »
Hello Mike,
I look for this Vidna Obmana record.
It's a rare item, pretty hard to find and really expensive (about 60 euros on discog).
Is there any possibility to re-release it on Hypnos ?

All the best

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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 11:38:48 AM »
Is The Surreal Sanctuary out of print? That's too bad, it's such a good one too...  best of luck finding one, nuun.

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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 03:46:30 PM »
Surreal Sanctuary has been out of print for several years, and Vidna Obmana has stated his wish that his albums be allowed to lapse out of print once they sell out. For this reason, if there are Vidna Obmana CDs that you wish to obtain at some point (not just on Hypnos, but his other releases as well) I suggest that you pick them up before they are unavailable. Many of his best albums are very difficult to find now.

I can't say there is no possibility at all of ever re-releasing these, but it would require the artist's permission. He has moved on to other projects and wishes to let Vidna Obmana gradually fade, other than collections such as the 8LP boxset just released.
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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 02:18:34 PM »
I have asked recently Dirk if he is going to re-issue his albums under the Vidna Obmana project. And he said that he is not mid if some labels make decision to re-issue his albums, also he said that there is maybe a re-printing " Ascension of shadows" albums soon, in a priple digipack style format. I hope this will be come true, becourse Im very appreciated with the new digipack pressing way , like it goes with Steve Roach and projekt label.
Hypnos also started to make only digipacks! And this is awesome. Keep doing them guys! And dont go into the jewel cases again please. Digipacks are the truly masterpieces for the ambient lovers.

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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 02:35:37 PM »
We would consider reissuing some out-of-print Vidna Obmana in the future, if he was receptive.

And don't worry about Hypnos going back to jewel cases. We won't! They're more expensive to manufacture, more expensive to ship, and take up more storage space. It seems 99% of our customers express a preference for digipaks, so even if we consider some different packaging options in the future, we won't go back to jewel cases.
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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 02:39:00 PM »
Yes, totally agree with you, combox!!! Big thanks to all labels who keep alive this physical format packaged in truly beautiful digipaks. Last 4 Hypnos CDs are great examples or the newest from Steve Roach by Projekt, "Quiet Music" 3CD digipak, or Erik W°llo "Silent Currents" 2CD. Once again, big thanks to all of you, guys!!!

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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 02:41:08 PM »
If labels give listeners what they want, and listeners support the labels by purchasing those CD releases, everybody ends up happy!
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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 02:56:51 PM »
Cool! Glad to hear that Mike!
I also wanted to ask you about  - will you re-press in the future your Robert Rich albums that were as the jewel case into the digipacks? That would be awesome.
I mean these albums:

 - Humidity (3 cd)
 - Sunyata
 - Inner Landscapes
 - Somnium

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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 02:58:58 PM »
Somnium and Humidity are still in print. When those run out of copies, we will discuss with Robert whether he wants to re-press them, and if so, we would be in favor of digipak releases. Also we know Robert himself likes the digipak format, as evidenced by his latest album Ylang.

As for Sunyata and Inner Landscapes, we planned to let those "rest" out of print for a while and see what demand looks like. I'd like to talk to Robert at some point about possibly reissuing these, and as I said above, if we do it, the format will probably be digipak.

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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2011, 01:22:05 PM »
If labels give listeners what they want, and listeners support the labels by purchasing those CD releases, everybody ends up happy!

Yes! After all my personal lobbying for Hypnos CDs with spines,
I've happily bought all the digipak releases.
Oh - and the music is great too...  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2011, 12:55:59 PM »
If labels give listeners what they want, and listeners support the labels by purchasing those CD releases, everybody ends up happy!

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Re: Vidna Obmana - The Surreal Sanctuary
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2011, 06:10:55 AM »
Hello,

Thanx Joe R. I still haven't found what i'm looking for :-)
I hope Mike and Dirk find an agreement to repress some OOP releases and especially (to me ?) "The Surreal Sanctuary".

Have a nice week-end all.