A Produce

A Produce (Los Angeles) creates evocative and heavenly soundscapes with a richness of sonority, breadth of timbre, a mix of influences both contemporary and non-Western, and sumptuousness that is simply breathtaking.
In 1988, A Produce's interest expanded to modern day synthesizers as they offered a richer palette of sounds, and his first solo album, The Clearing, was released.
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A Produce + Loren Nerell - Intangible

Artist: A Produce + Loren Nerell
P: 2011
The first collaboration between two artists well-known to Hypnos listeners and fans of ambient & experimental music in general.
While Intangible has a meditative and tranquil drifting quality, it also incorporates more melodic and rhythmic elements than most ambient music of the present day. Listeners who like their ambience musical will enjoy this as much as those who like their drones deep and mystical.
Though it's the duo's first collaboration together, both of them have been releasing music for about a quarter century. These guys are responsible for some of our "Desert Island Disc" listening material here at Hypnos HQ (A Smooth Surface and Lilin Dewa are both long-time favorites). Often at Hypnos we try to introduce new, fresh talent to our listeners, but this is a case of two music-makers who know all the tricks, and yet continue to create work as vibrant and inspired as anything on the cutting edge.
A Produce has released ten albums, including two on Hypnos (Smile on the Void solo, and Altara in collaboration with Hypnos founder M. Griffin). Loren Nerell has released solo work on Amplexus, Soleilmoon, and Side Effects, and collaborated with ambient music giant Steve Roach on Terraform in 2006.

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A Produce - Inscape + Landscape

Artist: A Produce
P: 1996

An excursion into dreamy, rhythmic modern day trance music.
Inspired by the book, "Inscape & Landscape" written by Pierre Dansereau in 1975.
In tri-fold letterpress discfolio; booklet has a vellum cover.
"Music that makes great impact on the senses and has visionary content: the new A Produce could not be better! The exploration of altered state of consciousness (the inscapes) is profound and complete, contrasting with the excursions into the real world (the landscapes), which has always been the artistic philosophy of this California musician and which here reaches an extremely high level of expressiveness. Musically, the contrasted realities - interior and exterior landscapes - are fused into a material that is under constant evolution, a magical osmosis that puts different states of mind into music. The cavernous "Dwell," with its synthetic bell tones, certainly is a dark and suspended inscape. "Inscape & Landscape" frees the mind with glassy sounds and the dynamics of metallic pulsations. "Sea of Breath," a tiny jewel of sound, carries us "inside" with the power of electronic sound, continuous waves of light and darkness generated by the keyboard. Another inscape - this time melancholy gets the upper hand - arrives with the slow and unforgettable melody of "The Mystic Circle," which seems the distillation of a long-ago encounter intensely relived in memory. Then the drum-skins return to vibrate in "First Glimpse" and "The Hidden Observer," and it is time to return to the voyage, in mind and body, toward new states, towards renewal. Without any special sound research and without recourse to more exotic instrumentation, up to this point A Produce has managed to give voice to the heart and food of the mind, to give images to whomever is listening. The mood once again turns dark and static with the timeless drones of "Isua," one of the most beautiful tracks, into which are inserted the piercing sounds of an extremely acidic guitar and disquieting percussion effects. And the electric guitar once again takes the lead in "The Golden Needle," an atypical and very beautiful piece that brings A Produce into virgin territory. The finale is a crescendo, with the beautiful "Choir of Industry," a mixture of every kind of sound from new music, from synthetic voices to electronic soarings, from industrial beats to reverberating surroundings, with a sense of space that is truly immense (thanks to Robert Rich's mixing?). "Empty Pause" is still more abstract, with artfully confused sounds in the stereo panorama coming from the magic strings of Chas Smith. The definitive version of "Dwell," at sixteen minutes in its bell study, takes up the oppressive discourse of Rich/Lustmord's "Stalker" and concludes the voyage of what is the most complete sound experiences that can be achieved at this time. Use your repeat button, disconnect the telephone and your contact with the world, and let the biology of these sounds become your biology: you will find yourself in trance. Magnificent."

Gianluigi Gasparetti, Deep Listenings Magazine (Italy)


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A Produce - Reflect like a Mirror, respond like an Echo

Artist: A Produce
P: 1997
Looks to be the band's third out of five CD's.Tag this effort as 'ambient bliss'.Either way,this trance-oriented piece of work has it's moments.Really enjoyed the celestial "Opening" and "Near&Far Away",the pulsating "Speaking In Tongues" as well as "Clear Pools" and "Native Pulse".A lengthy CD here,with a duration of 77 minutes.'Refelect Like...' closes with a 25- minute epic,their extended version of the one minute opener,"A Smooth Surface".Just might appeal to fans of Kenneth Newby,Rapoon,Jeff Greinke and Robert Rich.

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A Produce - Smile on the Void

Artist: A Produce
P: 2000

One of the underappreciated greats of the ambient/atmospheric genre, A Produce masterfully demonstrates with SMILE ON THE VOID his unique approach -- blending deep, churning ambient atmospheres with compelling yet restrained trance rhythms. A Produce says:
"I've always been interested in the slow movement of sound; indeed how it evokes a seduction of the listener, gradually drawing them in. Smile on the Void is a study in the movement of sound, the overall theme relating to the sleep cycle: restlessness/insomnia; sleep; dreaming; and awakening. The project over the course of time as an attempt to characterize sound in the various stages of this communal experience."

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A Produce - White Sands

Artist: A Produce
P: 1995
White Sands is a retrospective of some of A Produce's best work, chronicling material from 1988-1994, including tracks from The Clearing, Reflect Like Mirror, Respond Like a Echo, A Smooth Surface, and Land of a Thousand Trances, as well as hard-to-find tracks, alternate mixes, and unreleased pieces. White Sands is the best sampler of A Produce's early work. With this recording, he clearly demonstrates his gift for creating an expansive and organic kind of trance music, or at least that's what he calls it, but it's a lot closer to what is commonly know as ambient or space music. A Produce, as demonstrated in this recording and others, has a unique gift for making even the most mundane instruments and timbres sound exotic and fresh. While the period following White Sands sees A Produce exploring darker more clinical compositional material with his Hypnos Recordings work, this is a great sampler to truly a get a taste of the artist's musical roots and earlier music directions.

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Steve Roach - Borealis (DVD)

Artist: Steve Roach, David Parsons,
A Produce u.a.

P: 2006
""Borealis"" is the first DVD release of Sausalito, CA-based light artist Lynn Augstein. ""Borealis"" is a one-hour music and light immersion featuring Lynn's transparent light waves accompanied by deep, cellular sound, from ambient music artists Steve Roach, David Parsons, Ranga, Om, A Produce and Dwight Loop. All images are made from halogen light sources. ""Borealis"" is experiential light projection art, drawing on a long tradition in the use of light and color as a creative medium. Also included in this deluxe DVD package is an 8-minute interview with the artist talking about her light art, giving insight into her inspiration and artistic development; an 10-minute preview of her upcoming DVD release ""Mandala"" and 10-minutes of footage from Lynn's various installations and concert collaborations.

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V/A - The Other World

Artist:  Vidna Obamana, Ron Boots
Alpha Wave Movement, Jeff Pearce, u.a.

P: 1998
This double CD features 142 minutes of previously unreleased material by musicians exploring the non-physical realm. This 2-CD set released on the Hypnos label is a must for devotees of drifting space synth music.

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