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Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« on: March 03, 2008, 04:40:36 PM »
Hypnos Recordings is pleased to announce a renewed affiliation with an
artist we've worked with before, but who has been involved in his own label
for the past several years.  In 2000 through 2002, James Johnson released
the solo albums Entering Twilight and The Butterfly Chamber, as well
as Seed with Ma Ja Le. 

We will follow up with more specific announcements about individual upcoming
projects, but at this time are happy to announce our partnership.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2008, 04:44:05 PM by mgriffin »
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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 05:37:59 PM »
I should follow-up by saying that we are very excited and optimistic about how this will work out for everyone involved -- for Hypnos, for James, and for listeners and fans of ambient music, Hypnos Recordings, and James Johnson

James and I have talked about his longer-term plans as a recording artist, and the future should see plenty of CD releases in a range of styles.
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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 05:48:54 PM »
After 7 great years of heading up AtmoWorks.com & 4 years before that as "Zero Music", I've come completely full circle and am grateful to be an active member of the HYPNOS family once again.  I have turned over the keys to AtmoWorks.com to my good friend John Strate-Hootman, and wish John the best of success with the continuation of AtmoWorks.com.

Demand for my sound design work has expaned to such an extent, that I've simply ran out of time to do any "LABEL" type activities beyond a simple web update here and there. Now that I've partnered up with Mike, I expect to be able to concentrate my time on composing and sound design solely.

I'm very excited about all this and am very much looking forward to the long term future with HYPNOS.

James

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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 06:04:47 PM »
That's great news!  I'm still big on CDs for listening to most of my music and will really appreciate some new releases from James on the silver discs.

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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 02:49:09 PM »
James - congratulations on your partnership with Hypnos!   Always love your work - looking forward to the new stuff when you get time between the sound design work. 

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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 04:18:16 PM »
Congratulations James and Hypnos! I was just enjoying some of your "Environment" series on my iPod during a walk in beautiful Mundy Park this morning. Your work throughout the years has always been excellent and I find your philosophies refreshing as well. It is good to hear that you are finding success with your sound design and that AtmoWorks will be in the fine hands of John. He has done wonderful things on that label as well. This seems like a winning situation for all involved. Cool!!!
Peace, Kirk

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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 04:48:44 PM »
Thanks all around guys..I'm very positive and excited about this. Now I get to spend more time in the solar powered studio...  8)


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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 05:31:32 PM »
Since you mention this space-age studio, James, maybe you should visit here and post some pictures:

http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=138


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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 05:57:40 PM »
the studio is currently NOT very photogenic, It's shy about it's appearance....since I just tore it apart to put in some 703 broadband absorption, floor to ceiling bass traps and and a mix station ceiling cloud....when I get her back together I will post some shots...would love to influence some people towards the "solar side"..:)

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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008, 06:06:04 PM »
in case anyone would like to research studio acoustics

http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/index.php

start reading and be prepared to become overwhelmed...:)

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Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008, 08:48:19 AM »
My sincere best wishes, James, as you enter a new phase in your life. I've always thought you were a "guiding light" in this genre, not just musically, but also just because of who you are as a person. Hypnos is fortunate that you "landed" there once again. Hopefully, this will be a win-win for all concerned.

Bill