RELEASE: Bruno Sanfilippo - Urbs

Started by mgriffin, May 11, 2012, 01:54:27 PM

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Artist: Bruno Sanfilippo
Title: Urbs
Label: Hypnos (digipak CD)

Bruno Sanfilippo is a classically trained musician and composer, resident of
Barcelona, Spain, and cofounder of the ad21 label. He has collaborated with
such notable artists as Mathias Grassow, Byron Metcalf, Max Corbacho and
Alio Die.

Sanfilippo's work ranges from more melodic and structured to ambient
drones with more a subtle and subdued musical component. Urbs,
Sanfilippo's first project released with Hypnos Recordings, falls nicely in the
middle ground among the artist's previous work. It's an intriguing
combination of ambient textures with location sound recordings, along the
lines of the classic Hypnos releases Sonic Continuum (Modell and Mantra)
and Silence Speaks in Shadow (Paul Vnuk Jr.), but with more of an urban
or cityscape flavor.

The title Urbs derives from the prominent incorporation urban sound
environments, recorded by Sanfilippo in urban environments such as train
stations, streets, bars and other public areas to explore the boundaries
between the textural sounds which surround all of us day to day, and the
nature of composed sound art such as music. These "real world" sound
textures merge with more traditional electronics such as synthesizers and
samplers, leaving no doubt as to the composed and "intentional" nature of
these soundscapes.

Gentle and evocative, subtly textural and transporting, Urbs is something
we genuinely expect to become a long-term favorite among Hypnos releases.

Track list with MP3 samples 
1 – Urban Flow – 14:41  -- MP3 clip
2 – The City Reflected – 20:20  -- MP3 clip
3 – Chaotic Order – 25:29  -- MP3 clip
4 – The Gray Umbrella – 06:58  -- MP3 clip

Purchase direct:



Purchase direct:
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) | |


Please note:

Follow the links in the above post to get Bruno Sanfilippo's Urbs for just $8.99 through May 18. (Regular price $12.99.)
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) | |

drone on

Just a quick post for anyone who hasn't already ordered this:  I received this last night and been listening all day at work, and I can wholeheartedly say this could be the BEST HYPNOS RELEASE TO DATE.  If not the best then at least in the top 3, and that's saying a lot considering how many great Hypnos releases there have been over the past 15 years.  My jaw has been dropping at the wonderful sounds throughout this amazing album.  My full review coming shortly.  In brief for now:  BUY IT!!!!!


Wow, thank you so much for your first impressions, drone on!!! I can't wait to receive my order with "Urbs", I am getting it from Bruno, so I am keeping an eye on my mailbox... :)



I missed these posts when we were out of town, but wanted to thank drone on for the wonderful endorsement!
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) | |


Because Lena and I were out of town briefly, I forgot to give our email newsletter mailing list a chance to take advantage of the special price so I've extended it through May 28. Lots of people have already taken advantage of this deal, and I hope nobody will miss out... though it's worth $12.99 even if you miss the new release special price.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) | |


I missed the first release info about this, thanks for the heads-up. Really like the sound clips. This sounds like it will be a great headphone experience. Ordered.  :)
There is no spoon. Which sucks because I have a pudding cup.


Ordering.Silence in Shadows is in my top 10 ambient ever so if anything like that,great.


Great! I somehow missed it first time around, so it's nice to get a second chance.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.


Short blog entry here about initial reaction to Urbs (including two reviews already posted at this forum)...
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) | |