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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2011, 07:14:12 AM »
Truly awesome to hear that the special really caught on and people responded!   Fantastic!
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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2011, 07:53:18 PM »
Got mine today & so far I love this recording!  I agree with Forrest, my fav cuts are Lost In Transformation and Pot Covers At Dawn.  Excellent release all around.

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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2011, 10:45:26 AM »
"Intangible" CD just arrived safely and being deeply explored now, absolutely magnificent and mesmerizing so far, musically, sonically and visually!!! My review will follow during the coming days, can't miss this masterwork. Big thanks to Barry and Loren and also to Mike for the artwork, you made my day, guys, with this album!!! All the best... :)

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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2011, 03:25:23 AM »
Hi friends, here is my little review on this great album:

A Produce & Loren Nerell "Intangible" CD

A Produce and Loren Nerell, two highly respected, in California based, sound explorers in the genre, remained quiet for the last few years. But since summer of 2007 they were sporadically working on new project that firstly ended up as a soundtrack to Bart Santello's short film "Intangible". Now, few years later, they are striking with long time awaited collaborative effort "Intangible" on Hypnos. Stunning digipak artwork (art and design by Hypnos' Mike Griffin) catched immediately my attention, shortly followed by truly exciting sonic landscapes. Yes, Barry Craig and Loren Nerell deliver amazing blend of gentle atmospherics and crispy tribal rhythms, all made in a very distinguished manner showing enormous potential of like-minded musicians who are uniting their talents and styles. The title track "Intangible" opens this show with its delicately crafted warm atmosonics, tranquilly and graciously floating around my ears just like the cover image, wonderful intro!!! "Planet Atmo" fits exactly its title, another beautifully evocative aerial ambience with occasionally raising and falling texture, a true intergalactic voyage at its most captivating level! Earthy and galvanizing power of tribal drumming, tinkling bells, suggestive flutes and strange sounds enrich exotic perfumed "String Theory". The next cut, "Area 51.1" merges gently deep space drifts with slowed down trance-like rhythm, a very smooth and mesmerizing, crystal clear listening experience, totally magnificent!!! "Lost In Transformation" is slightly more experimental, ghostly and meditative, flavored with singing bowls, voice samples, bells, assorted metallic sounds. A very impressive exploration of deep and mysterious realms! "Meadow Dusk" incorporates again tender tribal drumming blended with peaceful and melancholic floaters, another strongly visualizing composition. The CD ends with hypnotic "Pot Covers At Dawn", the most naturally sounding piece with occasionally emerging tribal beats. Every piece on "Intangible" is masterful, A Produce and Loren Nerell delivered the best of their masteries. This is one of the best albums so far for 2011, so if you like a truly sophisticated mixture of immersive sound painting with sensitive tribal elements, you can't go wrong with "Intangible", it's highly recommended!!!

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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2011, 10:30:26 PM »
Finally getting around to listening to this. Really nice! One of the highlights of 2011 so far.

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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2011, 09:36:56 AM »
This cd, and a couple of other new Hypnos cds, together with Saul Stokes' new one, are reviewed in this week's Vital Weekly.
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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2011, 11:04:22 AM »
Thanks very much for all the feedback, everyone -- and to Richard for the full review, and to Thomas for pointing out the Vital Weekly reviews.
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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2011, 09:10:10 AM »
Thank's Richard for the review, and thank you Thomas for the heads up on the Vital Weekly review. I use to get his reviews in an email, but for some reason they stopped sending them years ago, I wasn't even aware that Vital was still around.
Take care.

- Loren Nerell

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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2011, 10:17:46 AM »
Great album.  An "instant classic" in the Hypnos catalog, and probably the best thing I've heard this year.

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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2011, 10:38:42 AM »
Very glad you liked it!
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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2011, 11:10:39 AM »
I've updated the Intangible listings to include up to date reviews, both formal and informal. So far, everybody seems to love this CD!

CD release page:
http://www.hypnos.com/releases-apln-i.php

Hypnos store page:
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hyp3160
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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2011, 04:31:30 PM »
I meant to create an A Produce & Loren Nerell podcast, featuring outtakes from INTANGIBLE as well as some work by each of the two artists individually, but Loren took care of it before I had a chance.

Check out this free audio stream on Soundcloud, roughly CD length. There's no narration but Loren has provided a key to the tracks included (some are excerpts, not full album tracks) in the comments.

http://soundcloud.com/lnerell/loren-nerell-podcast
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Re: RELEASE: A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2011, 05:49:47 PM »
Nice! Looks like a track from this release got played on Hearts of Space radio last week, on their "Desert Solitaire" show. Congratulations!
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