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CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« on: March 16, 2008, 06:00:03 PM »
Somehow I managed to announce the latest Hypnos release in all the usual places, except here at the Forum. 
So, since this one's still fresh, I'd like to announce our latest release, from Sense Project (who posts here on
the Hypnos Forum under his real name, Robert Logan).


Artist: Sense Project
Title: The Sublime
Label: Hypnos Secret Sounds, ltd 2cdr edition of 300

Sense Project - The Sublime




2008. This release is a departure for the Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint in that it will be a two disc set. Sense Project is an
alter-ego of Robert Logan, who releases experimental electronic music under his true name, including the truly amazing
debut CD Cognessence. Robert also composed the music for Alex Gibney's Oscar-winning documentary feature 'Taxi to
the Darkside' along with Ivor Guest and Philip Sheppard.

The Sublime careens from drone ambient, to churning, confrontational Aphex Twin style rhythms, with perhaps more rich
and diverse sound content than any album we've ever released. Normally we'd have reservations about releasing a double
CD by a young, emerging artist but this one justifies its duration without question. If you're not sure about buying an
ambient 2CDR release by a teen-aged recording artist (actually, he may be 20 by now... we should check before we go
around repeating the "he's only 19" thing), just give the MP3 sample clips a try.

Track listing, with MP3 clips:

CD. 1 "The Sublime Part I"

1.) Vidék MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-01.mp3
2.) Rain Chimes (featuring Andrea Black on vocals) MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-02.mp3
3.) A Moment MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-03.mp3
4.) Solar Insect MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-04.mp3
5.) The Sublime MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-05.mp3
6.) Garden (featuring Sarah Sarhandi on viola) MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-06.mp3
7.) Isten MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-07.mp3
8.) Éjjel MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-08.mp3
9.) Death and After (featuring Francis Logan on violin) MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-1-09.mp3

CD. 2 "The Sublime Part II"

1.) Erdő MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-01.mp3
2.) Mantis Religiosa MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-02.mp3
3.) Prime Mover MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-03.mp3
4.) Shards MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-04.mp3
5.) The Lamb MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-05.mp3
6.) Voice of Many Waters MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-06.mp3
7.) Cimbalom MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-07.mp3
8.) The Beautiful MP3 clip http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-sp-ts-2-08.mp3

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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 04:52:12 AM »
my copy has just arrived in the post...bargin for a 10er  ;) has anyone else had a listen? whatcha think?
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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 02:20:43 PM »
Thanks for the thread mgriffin!

What do you think of it yourself, leech? ;)

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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 07:13:10 AM »
What do you think of it yourself, leech? ;)

:o hello!

im listening to the first of two part album. i immediately fell in love with tracks of the latter. the melody played by violist and keyboardist in Garden is curiously haunting, and beautiful. i like how subtle the chords come in before it all stretches creating its atmosphere. its like the scene is set in a traditional secret garden type scape, with a few personal touches. as you journey along one of the man made paths, you reach a section where the structure of the garden starts to not conform. instead of you walking along a path to see the gardens matter, it moves round you. everything starts to "float", pass you.

then! (it's my favorite track - though i keep changing my mind between track 7&8...or 6&9  :-\) Isten, which i find hard to quantify in words. it just leaves me in awe. i have to stop whatever it is im doing. i get goose bumps, every time. im not even thinking anything visually - just experiencing it as it plays. it stirs and quakes my spirit...

 :-X gee wiz youre a talented nineteen year old.

a like track ejjel a lot. yes, a lot. i wouldnt mind a whole album of something similar to this track - oh wait, steve roach does that very well already - creating soundscapes....gwa//

actually to be honest, i initially was puzzled by the arrangement of the first few tracks. not that they arent of quality as individual tracks(far from that), just seemed a bit discorded in comparison to the later tracks which seem more progressive, i felt - even with ejjel, an ambient track in between the more melodic/harmonic tracks. after a few listens though i suppose the transitional track of The Sublime bridges it.

I noticed you orginally were going to title it "The Sublime and the Beautiful" - what made the change?

 :P
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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 11:22:32 AM »
Wow  Leech,

What a beautiful & poetic description! I just wanted to add that I'm also enjoying this music a lot, (I usually give all our HSS CDs a listen to make sure there aren't any issues with them before I start burning a ton of them, and this is one that I got hooked on & kept in my regular rotation). Great job, Robert!  :)
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 04:55:38 AM »
awh lena, thank you. im flattered - i usually describe things poorly.  :-[ occasionally if i do end up blurting something out it's because it excites me immensely.

im really liking videk, it makes a powerfully engaging entrance to the album. i like how it starts off with chords accompanied by subtle insect-like sounds. its almost like theres this medieval influence - with the organ-like sounds and the pitched low voice.

i am amazed by sense projects diversity. the more i listen to it, the more i like i it. videk, solar insect and the sublime are just as efficacious as the latter tracks. im glad there is more tracks with the tongues sounds. i had wondered if there were going to be tracks like Cloud of Unknowing from the Cognessence album. theres that mystic-like quality to it.
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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 07:03:04 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Lena and Leech! It makes the obsessive hours put in all the more worthwhile.

I changed the title of the album for quite a boring reason really - it was shorter and sounded a bit less bombastic! The Edmund Burke essay is still referenced by a quote from him on the album sleeve. I also think 'sublime' doesn't mean quite the same thing to people anymore, so the sense of opposition between beauty and 'the sublime' wouldn't necessarily be apparent (unless somebody was already familiar with the content of Burke's essay.)

By the way, leech, I showed your description of 'Garden' to Sarah Sarhandi. She seemed very happy that the music had such an effect on you. :)

Thank you Mike for all your help and for getting this project out there!

(ps - I'm twenty years old. :P Not that that's relevant, anyway. It's just the music that matters. :))
 
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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2008, 07:27:41 PM »
I also think 'sublime' doesn't mean quite the same thing to people anymore, so the sense of opposition between beauty and 'the sublime' wouldn't necessarily be apparent (unless somebody was already familiar with the content of Burke's essay.)


I haven't read this essay by Burke, but Robert have you ever read Nietzche's "On Those who are Sublime"?  It's a chapter from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and I've always found it a wonderful read.  A link here with a translation not too familiar to me:  http://nietzsche.thefreelibrary.com/Thus-Spake-Zarathustra/37-1

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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008, 01:20:11 PM »
I also think 'sublime' doesn't mean quite the same thing to people anymore, so the sense of opposition between beauty and 'the sublime' wouldn't necessarily be apparent (unless somebody was already familiar with the content of Burke's essay.)


I haven't read this essay by Burke, but Robert have you ever read Nietzche's "On Those who are Sublime"?  It's a chapter from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and I've always found it a wonderful read.  A link here with a translation not too familiar to me:  http://nietzsche.thefreelibrary.com/Thus-Spake-Zarathustra/37-1


Thank you very much for this! I was indeed a great (and challenging!) read. The only Nietzsche I'd read until now was 'Beyond Good and Evil', which I really enjoyed.

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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2008, 07:22:20 PM »
Glad you enjoyed.  The Portable Nietzche by Walter Kaufmann is a more friendly translation if you happen to come across that in a bookstore- but I guess you can get the gist of the passage from that free library link. 

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Re: CD release: Sense Project - The Sublime (2cdr)
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 06:33:11 PM »
just got this disc yesterday - awesome and a half! great mix of atmospheres, distortion and experimental sounds!
all the best and God bless
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2009, 08:50:53 AM »
I've enjoyed these discs a lot over the last year. Very nice atmospheres indeed :D