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Somnolent

by Hilyard

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mon1ka
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mon1ka The first time I listened to this record, I had stayed up pretty late playing co-op games with my childhood best friend. needing something to sleep to, I bought this because i had listened the the entire backlog of the offical podcast and needed something less chaotic to sleep to that worked well with the falling rain.

Despite only sleeping for 7-8 hours, it was the best sleep I had had in years and it was all thanks to this record. If you sleep to ambient music, this is a must have. Favorite track: Somnolent Extended Album Mix.
Φοίνιξ
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Φοίνιξ As the name of the album implies, this is fantastic music for sleeping, although I listened to this the first time while wandering through a nature preserve. The Extended Album Mix is the perfect length for a restorative nap. Favorite track: Somnolent Extended Album Mix.
Televiper
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Televiper At 432 Hz, I recede into, then beyond, my brain. Favorite track: Iridescent Path.
TheSlowMusicMovement
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TheSlowMusicMovement
A fine autumnul soundtrack & welcome midweek musical mindfulness from Hilyard as he tunes his machines to the sound of the earth (check out the fascinating story of 432Hz) & delivers one of the most peaceful drone based ambient EPs of recent times.
Surrealistic H. Sapiens
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Surrealistic H. Sapiens Relaxing and peaceful tones from Hilyard. Select the extended mix and press play, lay down, and enjoy. Favorite track: Somnolent Extended Album Mix.
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  • 3-EP Cassette: “Repose” “Promontory Drift” and “Somnolent”
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Track 4 is a seamless mix of extended versions of all three tracks.

A solemn reflection of night time in the forests in autumn, where the trees quietly shed their leaves, like layers of the past. Their branches are like arms reaching out into the cold night, embracing those on moonlit paths with their earthly warmth and comfort. They are rooted in hope and know that the cold and somnolent months ahead will give way to flourishing growth…

This album is an evolution of sound and concept that started with Repose, released in 2017. It’s meant as an artful and balanced approach to meditation and sleep music using 432 hz tuning without that being the actual focus. Creating these albums was and continues to be a personal journey of self healing and a catalyst for emotional relief but the intention is for the music to accompany states of being during lifes various moments, awe inspiring or tragic. The atmospheres are meant to envelope the listener in auditory comfort that empathizes with the listeners current mood, positive or negative, without any force. Darkness and light come together to make compromises and drift away together in a synergistic haze, replacing the spaces in our mind clogged up by irrational thoughts, anxiety and worry. This an ode to acceptance and inner stillness, allowing the mind to transcend below the surface world as a detached observer of our reality.

Physical CD and Tape editions include all 3 albums, "Repose", "Promontory Drift" and "Somnolent".

credits

released October 12, 2019

on Stereoscenic Records [SCENE31]

music & artwork by Bryan Hilyard
mastering by Andrew J Klimek

See also:
hilyard.bandcamp.com/album/promontory-drift
hilyard.bandcamp.com/album/repose

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