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Artist: Seren Ffordd and O÷phoi
Title: The Martian Chronicles
Label: Hypnos (digipak CD)

2011. The Martian Chronicles, inspired by Ray Bradbury's story collection of
the same name, sounds very much like the soundtrack to a mysterious and strange
science fiction film that exists only in the imaginations of Seren Ffordd and O÷phoi.
These seven tracks, while slow, moody and at times weirdly alien, also evoke a
drama and emotional  depth absent from much recent ambient music. It's a complex
and beautiful mixture of electronic instruments, field recordings and percussion.

These artists will both likely be familiar to Hypnos listeners. Seren Ffordd has
released several albums on our Hypnos Secret Sound imprint, and also contributed to
the Hypnos compilation Sounds of a Universe Overheard. The name Seren Ffordd
(real name Andy Benford) is Welsh for Star Road, Way of Stars or Milky Way.

O÷phoi himself released Athlit in 2002, Distance to Zero (with Paul Vnuk)
in 2006, and his Nebulae group project album Path of White Clouds in 2011, all
on Hypnos. Gianluigi Gasparetti, the man behind O÷phoi, first became known for
creating the excellent Italian music periodical Deep Listenings. His O÷phoi persona
burst onto the ambient music scene in the late 1990s and quickly became one of the most
talented and prolific sound artists around. He founded the now-defunct labels Umbra and
Penumbra, which released the earliest recordings of Seren Ffordd. After working
together in this capacity for several years The Martian Chronicles is their
first collaboration, but not their last; the pair has already completed another full
album worth of material.

We at Hypnos are proud to bring you this collaborative work from two of the most
interesting and talented ambient musicians out there, and we hope you'll enjoy it as
much as we do.
Track list with MP3 samples
01 > The Long Years > 14:38 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-sfoo-tmc-01.mp3
02 > Dead Cities > 15:03 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-sfoo-tmc-02.mp3
03 > Blue Fire > 13:19 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-sfoo-tmc-03.mp3
04 > End of a Changeling > 02:49 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-sfoo-tmc-04.mp3
05 > Canals > 08:11 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-sfoo-tmc-05.mp3
06 > Flamebirds Waiting for the Storm > 10:06 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-sfoo-tmc-06.mp3
07 > Unremembered > 09:56 -- MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hypnos-sfoo-tmc-07.mp3

Purchase direct for $12.99

Purchase direct for $12.99

One additional note regarding a special deal on this album. With our last release, we experimented with a special low price for the first week of release, and it was a big success so we'll try it again.

Our regular price will continue to be $12.99 for new Hypnos releases but through this coming weekend, Sunday October 9 this CD will be $8.99, only through the Hypnos store.

If we continue to have success with these special deals, not only will our listeners save almost 1/3 the usual price, but they'll encourage us to continue this discount with future releases.

Yes! Can't wait.


Ein Sophistry:
Incredibly stoked for this. And right on the heals of 'Il Silenzio di Dio' too.

Can you say: multiple eargasms?!

drone on:
I think I may have set a record for "fastest ordering of a new product on a website" for this one!  ;D


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