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Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« on: December 03, 2011, 02:15:05 AM »
After highly regarded and critically acclaimed album Distance To Zero released in 2006 on Hypnos, italian ambient artists Oöphoi and american synthetist, percussionist and sound designer Paul Vnuk Jr. (also known from tribal ambient duo Ma Ja Le with Christopher Short) decided to release their new dark ambient masterpiece called Dreamfields on Czech label Nextera.

Paul Vnuk reveals: "For me the story of Dreamfields starts before our [Gigi’s & my] first collaboration Distance to Zero. Back in 2005 I sent Gigi a CD of loops improvised in my studio on a Lexicon Jamman and a Boomerang looping pedal. Part of those even included my then 8-year-old son reading improvised poetry. These loops were meant to get the ball rolling on our collaboration, but rather than using these loops at the time, Gigi instead sent me back a set of all new tracks that were inspired by my loops. I then added my parts and that became our 1st album. Then in 2009, unknown to me he went back to those original loops and blended them into his alchemic audio processes and created a whole new musical work. I then spent parts of 2010 and 2011 overdubbing further additions, crafting a final mix and a master. Dreamfields is a deep collaboration made up of many layers. I see it as a great sonic painting that contains a nice balance of our individual voices as well as some new sonic landscapes that neither of us expected and I am very proud of the result!“

Recorded in The Kiva by Gianluigi Gasparetti in 2009 and The Moss Garden by Paul Vnuk Jr. in 2010 & 2011. Final mix and mastering by Paul Vnuk Jr. at The Moss Garden – Fall 2011.

Oöphoi – Clavia, Access and Waldorf synths, singing bowls, crystal and metal percussions, voices, waterphone, whirrbows, bass flute

Paul Vnuk Jr. – Moog Voyager, Prophet 8, digital synths, voices, shakers, rattles, treatments and loops with Luna – vocals and Paul Vnuk III – children’s poetry reading

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Re: Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 06:14:16 AM »
Thank you for the great news, Gigi, I am really looking forward to it!!!

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Re: Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 09:16:11 AM »
hello Richard,
"Dreamfields" will be available mid december.
I'll try to post the cover image later.
Gigi

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Re: Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 11:58:26 AM »
hello Richard,
"Dreamfields" will be available mid december.
I'll try to post the cover image later.
Gigi

Time to buy some Christmas gifts... :)

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, 03:51:15 PM »
And according to Discogs, there's 4 new Oöphoi reissues on Practising Nature:

PN11045   Oophoi - Signals From The Great Beyond 2 (CDr, Album, RM, RE)
PN11046   Oophoi - Signals From The Great Beyond 3 (CDr, Album, RM, RE)
PN11047   Oophoi - Three Lights At The End Of The World (CDr, Album, RM, RE)
PN12048   Oophoi - Night Currents (CDr, Album, RM, RE)

But they aren't to be found on the Databloem site.

Does anyone know a bit more ?

Thanks
Mirko



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Re: Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 01:13:56 AM »
then their search function didn't have them indexed yet hehe  ::)
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Re: Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 01:46:31 AM »
all the reissues are on sale here too:

http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?seller=oophoi

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Re: Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 02:11:47 AM »
here is the cover, designed by polish painter Rafael Szinzca:

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2011, 01:42:45 PM »
This sounds like a really interesting release. I love the cover art.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2011, 02:12:55 AM »
I love the cover image too hdibrell!

Dreamfields will be available in USA through the Projekt website.

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 09:41:28 AM »
Wow - beautiful cover!  I'm sure the music will live up to it.    8)

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2011, 10:52:21 AM »
... we hope so... ;)

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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 09:00:06 PM »
I cant wait for you guys to hear this, I am really excited by the music we created on this release!

Paul
"I liken good ambient to good poetry ... enjoyable, often powerful, and usually unpopular" APK

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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2011, 12:21:18 AM »
Sound samples are very interesting.  :) I'll order the cd.
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Re: Oophoi & Paul Vnuk jr
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2011, 04:15:20 PM »
Have there ever been Oophoi sound samples that didn't sound interesting?  Order placed at Projekt.  8)

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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011, 09:49:46 PM »
I just ordered this, as well. The samples just sounded too good even when I'm trying hard not to buy anything at this time of year, Oh well, Merry Christmas to me.  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2011, 09:57:46 PM »
I just got this release today and Wow!, what a great recording. I will have to listen to this a lot in the coming days. " Dreamfields" is definitely worth checking out.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 10:23:58 PM »
Just got this myself a couple days ago.  I will have to set aside some time for a few deep listens, but initial impressions are good so far.