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Suspended In Silence

by Hipnotic Earth

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The gaye device
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The gaye device A total dream of an album! I just float and drift around Device Manor when I play this. Anxiety levels nil and transported to a world of calmness and tranquility. So pleased to get a copy on cd! A great label with fantastic artists.
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jehpassa This twilight April afternoon,
four floors above the wet earth, looking through our north window, over across-the-street brownstone slated roofs to last century towers dwarfed under endless grey-out sky.
A great maple,
trunk impossibly framed in sidewalk, swings her arms to spring gusts,
off-the-bay bluster.
She dances free;
a Brooklyn born ice breaker, effortlessly catching rain blessings offered from California lakes,
without a thought. Favorite track: Maide Voyage (I Am) Ready Now.
Fredrik Oestroem
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Fredrik Oestroem A welcome return to old-skool ambient. Gentle notes on the piano accompanied with soft synth pads and added field recordings. Comforting and embracing sounds that engenders peace of mind. The music is pleasantly fuzzy, like a soundtrack for a daydream, and the production is immaculate. Suspended In Silence is an album that will follow me for years to come. Favorite track: Cascade Of Prisms
This Side of Tomorrow
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This Side of Tomorrow Hipnotic Earth = hypnotic music. What a wonderful find in my 70th year, thank you. Favorite track: The Gentling.
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The Gentling 04:17


Hipnotic Earth is an electro-acoustic ambient soundscape project birthed from a deep need for quiet, slow motion music; from a carnal urge toward silence. California, USA based artist Cosmos Rennert’s project began dramatically when in 2015 the scheduled release of his debut album ‘Essence’ was missed when his home in the hot springs of Harbin, Northern California burned down in a sudden wildfire which swept the community. His home, studio, possessions, work place and the tiny town in which he lived succumbed to the flames. He is now deeply grateful to be able to continue recording and we’re pleased to present, a record which sees a departure from Cosmos’ usual style of sleepy drones.

‘Suspended In Silence’ is the second in a series of three completed albums presenting a new, more melodic direction. Continuing with spacious, evocative and immersive drone-based tonalities, the vast majority of these pieces are one-off improvisations that were recorded during the mornings of mid-2018 in the wine country of California. Here there is a love for not remembering how a song is made. The modus operandi is quite spontaneous, be it the recording process or sound design and mixing of additional colours afterwards. Simply in
the moment with no agenda, this music strives for eternal endings and slow rotations around an axis of serenity. During the recording of these tracks birds and other creatures would sometimes meander into the apple orchard where the studio is located. They seemed to
be drawn to the music as if they wanted to be on the album and occasionally, their wish was granted!

Previously steeped in a tradition of dance music, tribal drumming and Jazz, Cosmos has a long love affair with live looping as a tool for both rhythmic and textural inspiration. What was once a style using mad-scientist dub controllers that strove to be improvisational with emphasis on listening and responding to the other musicians in the mix, has now
evolved into deeply meditative washes of relaxed balmy soundscapes for tired ears. For this newer calming sound of Hipnotic Earth, loopers are used only occasionally as a source of experimentation. The technique of modulating the feedback amount so as to sculpt the looped material as it fades and evolves over time yields surprising
results. A love for the silent spaces in music has always been important to this artist; the breathing and resting and stretching of phrases is a lesson learned from Miles Davis’ music as well as from so many great ambient artists.


released May 11, 2019

Written and produced by Cosmos Rennert
Mastered by Robert Rich
Photography by Cosmos Rennert
Packaging design by Harry Towell


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Whitelabrecs is an experimental record label established in 2016, specialising in highly limited runs of vinyl-effect CDrs and occasional digital-only editions. The discography focuses on contemporary Ambient music, including Drone, Modern Classical and Electro Acoustic. ... more

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