Now that the doors at Hypnagogue have reopened to new stuff, we’ll get back to dipping into the review queue. From the second track on, that’s what you’ve got here. The first track? Just something so good, I had to share. Hit play, relax, enjoy.
Start Aaron Static, Intrepid Journey, Redemption
7.46 Frore, Northern Winds, Cyclic Movement
19.21 Ilia Belorukov, I Did What Was Possible to Quiet Us, Part I, I Did What Was Possible to Quiet Us
26.17 Spiricom, Identify the Moved Objects, Songs for a Summer Seance
32.23 IX, Breaking Faith, System VII
38.30 Forrest Fang, Burnt Offerings, Letters to the Farthest Star
49.47 loscil, Luna, For Greta
56.36 Darren Rogers, Floating, Floating White Abyss
1.06.35 Joe Frawley, The Forest, Satyrinae
1.12.25 Bruno Sanfilippo, Tea Leaves at the Bottom of a Cup, Inside Life
1.19.16 Roy Mattson, Tributary, Endless River
Meanwhile, away in the northeast US of A, your pal the Hypnagogue is about snowbound in one of the heaviest winters in memory. The only thing keeping the inner peace? Music like this. Dig in, and don’t mind me sermonizing a little bit halfway through.
Start Robert Rich, Entangled, Filaments
10.59 Azuma, The Temple Landscape, The Wanderer
14.06 Phillip Wilkerson, They Came And Were Gone, Wondrous Encounters
20.20 Palancar, Psalm, Counting Raindrops
29.35 Bob Holroyd, 27 Words, Afterglow
33.47 S1gns of Life, Cell Theory, Language of the Ancients
40.05 The Current, Sunday Sunburn, Communion
50.13 Max Corbacho, Choir Ecstasy, Ars Lucis
54.47 Justin Vanderberg, In Waking Moments, In Waking Moments
1.00.43 Amir Baghiri, Moonloop, Dreamresources
1.13.21 Apne Sinn, Auspice, Worlds Apart
1.23.29 Shane Morris, March Wind Moon, The Full Moon Series
We’ve got a lot of music to get through this time, so let’s get started. This one’s all over the place. You’ll groove, you’ll drift, you’ll get all pensive, you’ll thank me later.
Start Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf & Rob Thomas, Primal Analog, Monuments of Ecstasy
9.35 Michel Banabila, The Holy Mountain, Precious Images/Datafiles 1999-2008
14.18 Christoph Berg, Coda, Day Has Ended
18.09 Martyrs of Sound, Song of the Beloved, Radhe’s Dream
22.25 Perry Frank, Music for the Afternoon, Music to Disappear
27.05 Rhizomorph, Dawanese, Xenofilika
31.57 Dr. Didg, Brand New Shoes, Serotonality
37.12 AETopus, Smiling in the Park, Between Empires
41.10 Michael Lovisa, Upstairs, in the Basement, Empty
45.16 Slow Dancing Society, At the End of the Bar, The Dusk Recitals
50.57 C.Db.Sn, As If December Never Happened, …At the End of It All
55.10 Altus, Onaip III, Macro
56.44 Michelle Ippolito, Quiet Repose, Drifting in Dreams
1.01.19 Ephemeral Mists, Moon Ritual, Transcendental Visions
1.10.03 Giles Reaves, Great Mystery, Sacred Space*
1.18.07 Cousin Silas, 30 Years, The Snow Imposed Silence
1.23.30 Paul Ellis, The Infinite Minute By Minute, From Out of the Vast Comes Nearness
*I love Giles’ music, and I love sharing it with you. I just can’t tell you where to find it these days, other than through reseller sites.
Have I really made it to the 150-show mark? Hmm. I should play some music to celebrate.
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Start Chris Russell, Cathedral, Illuminoid
7.00 Disturbed Earth, Boutique, Black Picnic
15.42 Terra Sancta, Kingdom of Dust, Exile
23.26 Unearthly Red, Dead, Purgatory
27.45 Darshan Ambient, Blue Lotus, Songs from the Deep Field
33.20 Nasienie, Mute Witness, Outdoor: Chasing the Fog
40.38 John Broaddus, Model MF4A, A Strange Mint
49.33 Dolls Come to Life, The Sundial, The Groundskeeper’s Daughter
53.02 The Black Dog, Wait Behind This Line, Music for Real Airports
57.10 Broken Harbour, Dark Clouds Approaching from the West, Gramophone Transmissions
1.09.01 Hessien, Wrong Turn at Albuquerque, Calcifer
1.15.05 Hollan Holmes, Inevitability, A Distant Light
1.25.12 Igneous Flame, Glass Harp, Lyra
Am I really going to start the new year by putting up a show with a silly, obvious theme?
Yes. Yes, I am.
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Start Cyberchump, New Skin, Our Wizards of Earth
4.49 Leaving Richmond, New Machinery, The Bird and the Submarine
8.39 Planet Boelex, New Beginning, Raja
15.23 Creature, New World, Mechanical
20.11 Northcape, First Day in a New Town, Captured from Static
25.22 Scott August, New Horizons, Radiant Sky
31.38 Bryan Carrigan, New Day, Below Zero
36.30 Craig Padilla, New Directions, The Heart of the Soul
42.25 Anawaty Russell, Blue Years Day (and Night), Monjour
51.36 Undermathic, 7 Years, 10:10 pm
56.28 Between Interval, Three Years Ago, The Edge of a Fairytale
1.03.36 Dwight Ashley & Tim Story, The Alcohol Years, Drop
1.07.29 Viridian Sun, Light Years from Here, Infinite in All Directions
1.16.13 Steve Roach & Jeffrey Fayman, The Year of the Horse, Trance Spirits
So 2014 was an odd year here at Hypnagogue HQ. The doors were closed to new review submissions in March, but there was more than enough in the backlog to keep me writing–and playing new stuff in podcasts–well through the year. In this episode we’ll take a listen to tracks from some of the albums that really caught my ear this year…even if they were from 2013.
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Start Jeff Pearce, Cloudfall, With Evening Above
5.50 John Lyell, Reflection of Time, Reflection of Time
12.33 Chronotope Project, Automatic Writing, Event Horizon
19.10 Erik Wollo, Along the Journey, Timelines
25.17 David Helpling & Jon Jenkins, Edge of Tomorrow, Found
35.02 Mark Harris, Running Forward_to the Object of One’s Affection, The Angry Child
44.23 Mingo, Terra Globa, Sky Over Sea
49.48 Fetal Pulse, Hyper Jump, Space
53.25 Matt Kwid, Drift, Passive Listener
1.02.28 Zero Ohms, The Dream Dreaming You, Process of Being
1.12.41 Ann Licater, Sanctuary, Invitation from Within
1.16.48 Juta Takahaski, Transcendence, Transcendence
1.33.26 Indiana Drones, Part 4 (excerpt), Indiana Drones
1.47.34 Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig, Acacia, Tree of Life
and, of course…
1.59.12 Ministry of Inside Things, Grateful, Ambient Elsewhere
From a typical starting point of walking into my office and hearing an interesting cut playing, I decided to tap the “next” button on my player and see what shuffled up next. That accounts for the first few tracks of this flow. After that, it’s all me finding the next perfect piece in the flow.
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Start An Ant and An Atom, Metallurgies, You Are No One
7.39 Inner Place, Transition VIII, Biosphere
13.50 Another Neglected Hobby, Language of Slumber, Sleeping with the Window Open
29.50 Patrick O’Hearn, A Welcome Sight, Slow Time
33.32 Robert Rich, Callyx, Possibilities of Circumstance
39.26 Noise Reduction Society, Sunrise Over Somewhere, Leaving Venice
48.45 Max Corbacho, Lands of Sacred Silence, Resonant Memory of Earth
54.49 Numina, Beneath the Silver Surface, Sanctuary of Dreams
1.01.33 Ran Kirlian, Sanctus, Selected Works Vol 1
1.10.54 Larry Kucharz, Larghissimo 43 (92 No.04A), Smphncs
1.16.50 Steven Halpern, Deep Alpha 8 Hz: Part 6, Deep Alpha
1.23.01 AOMusic, Yaka Matai, Hokulea