New Music Critique: Hypnagogic Discourses

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Contact: roffeld@sbcglobal.net

Web: hypnagogicdiscourses.bandcamp.com

Seeking: Label, Film/TV
Style: Psych, Ambient, Experimental

Three-man ambience generator Hypnagogic Discourses specialize in lengthy electronic themes that are, by turns, meditative or spacey. “hypna part 1” describes the former, which offers a gentle, barely-a-pulse slice of ambient music that would be fitting for a massage session. At the eight minute mark, it adds a beat and rises ever so slightly in intensity. “hypna 2” and “3” are alternately spacey, interstellar and hypnotic, enlivened by World Beat percussion and indistinct human voices. The artists themselves describe their music best: “Atmospheric mindscapes of electro-acoustic instrumental space realms.” Though it’s nothing you haven’t heard before, it’s solid for film/TV drops and meditation apps.