Hypnos (record label)

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Hypnos is an independent record label, located in Portland, Oregon, USA. It was started in 1996 by M. Griffin to release his own recordings, both solo and for his collaborative project Viridian Sun, and has since become an established [1] [2] ambient label.

The music released tends toward more minimal, dark ambient or drone styles, mostly electronic in basis, though ambient works based upon guitar, tuba, cello, and location recordings have also been released by Hypnos.

Their first release was the CD Washed in Mercury by Saul Stokes in 1997. As of 2011, more than 100 CDs have been released by Hypnos and its sub-labels.

Side labels[edit]

Griffin has also started several side-labels with collaborators to focus on other genres of music. These include the Binary and Hypnos Secret Sounds sub-labels.

Hypnos releases[edit]

Hypnos Secret Sounds releases[edit]

  • M. Griffin - Sounds are Hidden Inside Objects CD (hss01)
  • Viridian Sun - Live Paris Theater CD (hss02)
  • Stephen Philips - Dagboken CD (hss03)
  • M. Griffin - I Am Breathing Dreams Out of the Air CD (hss04)
  • M. Griffin - The Pulse Meditations CD (hss05)
  • M. Griffin - Speaking from the Dream CDS (hss07)
  • Austere - Pulse CD (hss10)
  • Darren Rogers - The Alternate Realms CD (hss11)
  • Justin Vanderberg - In Waking Moments CD (hss12)
  • Deepspace - The Glittering Domain CD (hss25)

Binary releases[edit]

  • Dweller at the Threshold - Ouroborus (HYBY0101)
  • Paul Ellis - Into the Liquid Unknown (HYBY0102)
  • Vir Unis/Saul Stokes - Thermal Transfer (HYBY0203)
  • Synthetic Block - Sonic Approach (HYBY0204)
  • Saul Stokes - Fields (HYBY0205)
  • John Duval - Hell's Canyon (HYBY0306)

Current artists[edit]

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