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CDs from Umbra & Penumbra in very limited supply
« on: May 29, 2008, 10:06:47 AM »
I don't know if there has been any official announcement from Gianluigi aka Oophoi, who runs the exellent Umbra label and its "sister" label Penumbra, in addition to his own activities as a recording artist... but Umbra & Penumbra are letting all their releases go out of print, and no longer making new copies.

These have been some of the hottest-selling and most eagerly sought items we've carried on the Hypnos store this past several years, and we're sorry to hear of the end of Umbra as it has been.  My understanding is that there will be a new imprint to replace Umbra (possibly even still called Umbra) to allow the release of future projects.  But that is still not official, and already-released Umbra & Penumbra discs will all lapse out of print immediately.

Hypnos has purchased the remaining stock of Umbra & Penumbra discs and we've just added them to our Hypnos Online Store.  We haven't done anything crazy  to take advantage of the fact that these discs are all instant collectors items (such as jacking the prices up), but we did want to give a heads-up to our most loyal "friends of Hypnos" and give them first shot at these items... because when they're gone, they're gone.  The newest additions to the store, mostly exist in only 1-3 copies each, and are listed & linked below.  Please note:

* these will go fast, and the links will be deactivated when the items sell out, so if you get a "dead" link below, that means someone beat you to it

* we aren't bothering to scan the covers, or write descriptions, because we know people will buy them just to fill out their collections, but if one or more of these don't sell out right away, and you're interested in seeing a cover scan, send Lena a PM or an email and she'll scan it so you can see what it looks like

* all copies are new, never opened or played

* Penumbra discs, for those who don't know, are shorter in duration, like 30 minutes or so, while Umbra discs are "full length" -- both are 5" CDRs

Sostrah Tinnitis - Nebra
Code: umbra066
Price: $15.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=umbra066

Tau Ceti - Four Short Pieces
Code: umbra067
Price: $15.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=umbra067

Various Artisits - The Threshold of Silence
Code: umbra068
Price: $15.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=umbra068

Seren Ffordd - A Melancholy Light
Code: penumbra057
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra057

Netherworld - Fiorenza Gherardi de Candei
Code: penumbra058
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra058

Oophoi - Awakening the Nagas
Code: penumbra059
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra059

Seren Ffordd - Aurora
Code: penumbra060
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra060

Oophoi - Khumba Mela
Code: penumbra061
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra061

L.E.M. - Strata
Code: penumbra062
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra062

Oophoi & Tau Ceti - Le Torri del Silenzio
Code: penumbra063
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra063

Oophoi & Netherworld - Postcards from the Void
Code: penumbra064
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra064

Oophoi & Tau Ceti - Lifting the Veil
Code: penumbra065
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra065

Klaus Wiese & Oophoi - A Call, an Echo
Code: penumbra066
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra066

Oophoi - Vertigo
Code: penumbra067
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra067

Tau Ceti - The Windy Shores of Awua
Code: penumbra068
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra068

Tau Ceti - Pulsar
Code: penumbra069
Price: $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=penumbra069
 
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Re: CDs from Umbra & Penumbra in very limited supply
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 10:11:25 AM »
Additional notes:

The other Umbra & Penumbra items in our store are also "out of print" and down to stock on hand -- we will not be able to replenish any of these that run out!

My understanding is that none of these will be re-pressed by any future incarnation of Umbra (or whatever Gianluigi may name any future label or imprint) but that doesn't mean that one or more of these artists may seek to have the albums re-released on some other label in the future.  So, these are out of print and collectable, but NOT guaranteed to be re-sellable for $50 or whatever on E-Bay, OK?

Please note that there are items listed in the Hypnos Online Store's Umbra/Penumbra category that are not actually Umbra or Penumbra releases -- a few Faria & Nextera releases are on that page, and these are not out of print or collectable.  Generally these can be identified by their ordinary square-shaped covers, whereas Umbra & Penumbra releases are the "tall rectangle" format folders.  If you're not sure whether one of the items on that page is "going fast," just ask and we'll let you know.  That Umbra/Penumbra page is here:

http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=umbra
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Re: CDs from Umbra & Penumbra in very limited supply
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 10:26:17 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, Mike.  I've actually been looking for the 'Threshold of Silence,' as it has a track by Propeller Island (Lars Stroschen), who released some interesting experimental EM in the late 80s and early 90s.  Hope that Gianliugi is able keep his pipeline of quality ambient releases coming.

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Re: CDs from Umbra & Penumbra in very limited supply
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 10:36:33 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, Mike.  I've actually been looking for the 'Threshold of Silence,' as it has a track by Propeller Island (Lars Stroschen), who released some interesting experimental EM in the late 80s and early 90s.  Hope that Gianliugi is able keep his pipeline of quality ambient releases coming.

Forrest

I don't want to say too much, because Gigi (he asks most people to call him that since his initials are G.G.) hasn't announced it formally as far as I know, but I do know that Umbra & Penumbra, as a hand-made CDR factory operated by Gigi himself is over with. 

I also know that he's made plans to have an outlet for future music (possibly just his own, possibly from his allied artists from the Umbra roster, I don't know) in association with another established label, but I won't jump the gun and let out the specifics of what he told me because I don't know whether it was definite or not.

I'm going to post this above list of releases to the main Hypnos news page tomorrow or this weekend, but I wanted to give the most loyal Hypnos friends, here on the Forum, a headstart.
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Re: CDs from Umbra & Penumbra in very limited supply
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 02:09:56 PM »
Just a quick update... we're already seeing plenty of good-sized orders for these items, so Lena will try to keep an eye on the incoming orders and quickly de-activate any items that sell out.  If you're mulling over picking up a few of these, it looks like most of them won't make it through the weekend... possibly not through Friday.
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Re: CDs from Umbra & Penumbra in very limited supply
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 04:48:52 PM »
Yikes!  Plenty of items have been sold out already, and Lena is deactivating them, so if you click one of the links above and get a "blank" product page, with no price or "add to basket" button, then that item is sold out.
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Re: CDs from Umbra & Penumbra in very limited supply
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 04:43:54 AM »
hello, i'd like to add that i have myself 2 Busso de la Luna Umbra cd's for sale as well. Due to some strange reason ??? i'm not able to place them on eBay due to their voilation policy..
anyway these are;

* busso de la lune - a walk to the sea
* busso de la lune - stream endlessly

pm me when you're interested. thanks!
« Last Edit: June 12, 2008, 05:53:52 AM by jim02 »