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shibuya hypnagogia

by a601-2

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Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews
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Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews We put this on and my wife and I both drifted off to the in-between.Hard to describe the effect and the sound scapes in the music. It sounds a lot like the title suggests and it really does draw one right in if you let go. Amazing experience. The graphics are awesome as usual for Echospace. This one is a double dipper with the great immersion and maybe some magic to go with it ! This is not just alchemy, it is a wonderful gorgeous sound environment that will live like a fine aged cognac.
Tom Rimshot
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Tom Rimshot A mesmerizing (if unintended) companion piece to the recent a601-2 treatment of Vortexual 5, and a welcome return to Modell's drone and ambient roots. Highly recommended for those of us who still play those early albums like Autonomous and Radio Fore. A sonic bath like no other.
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Hypnagogia is a word that describes the experience of transitioning from wakefulness into deep sleep. Mental phenomena that occur during this "threshold consciousness phase” include lucid thought, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.

“Shibuya Hypnagogia” is a 61-minute generative-music composition designed to induce the shift from full awareness into a state of deep delta. An alien transmission from the threshold of perception. A tool for introducing shifting gradients of consciousness. Trans-dimensional voices drift in and out over an ocean of gentle sonic-cascades. Sonic lifeforms hover weightlessly in your listening space. Sounds of ghosts in the wires. Nocturnal field recordings from Tokyo (Shibuya / Shinjuku) combine with prototype generative-music composition software to form this otherworldly audio landscape.

Mastering curves optimized for low-level playback. Tokyo recordings captured via Sound Devices 702 + Core Sound High End Binaural Microphones (DPA 4060 capsules). Mixed in real-time to a Tandberg TD20A recorder.

-A601-2 | 2016

***Please Note*** Due to the hypnotic immersive nature of this recording, we omitted using a sample or fragment, as it would detract from the nature of the work. Trust us when we say, this is a sonically sculpted environment meant to be heard in its entirety.


released December 12, 2016

w + p by a601-2 (Rod Modell), additional sound treatments by Toshimitsu Osawa in Tokyo, Japan.


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