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Weightless, Effortless
Various Artists
Weightless, Effortless
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1

This second Hypnos compilation release follows early '98's landmark "The Other World," one of the most acclaimed ambient/atmospheric compilations ever, which won numerous "Top 10 of 1998" and "Best Compilation of the Year"...  more »

     

CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Weightless, Effortless
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 12/7/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017533199125

Synopsis

Album Description
This second Hypnos compilation release follows early '98's landmark "The Other World," one of the most acclaimed ambient/atmospheric compilations ever, which won numerous "Top 10 of 1998" and "Best Compilation of the Year" awards. "Weightless, Effortless" consists of 9 exclusive new tracks by some of the most noteworthy artists working in this genre, both established figures and unknowns deserving of more attention. The contributors each created an expression of a central theme: that of existence without desire or struggle, indeed without intention. The resulting pieces express a restraint, a purity and simplicity, all too uncommon in music today. Even if you listen without regard to the theme unifying these pieces, you'll find "Weightless, Effortless" to be a wonderful sampler of some of the finest artist working today. There is a continuity between tracks, as though all the material were composed by one mind. Yet despite this smooth continuity, each piece is an expression of a unique creative voice, and conveys strongly what is distinct about that artist's personality. Let "Weightless, Effortless" take you to a place that is without ego and without wanting. Band Members: Kevin Keller, James Johnson, Dean DeBenedictis, Ma Ja Le, Rod Modell, Dave Fulton, Loren Nerell, Scott Fraser, Steve Roach
 

CD Reviews

One to be reckoned with
Jerry Lee Gould | Clarksville,Arkansas | 01/21/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A mixture of thoughts and dreams. A very good choice for all space fans"
ANOTHER AMAZING COMPILATION AMBIENT ALBUM FROM HYPNOS
Steven H. Propp | Sacramento, CA USA | 11/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 74 minute CD (released in 1999) is the second collection (the first was The Other World) of pieces on the Hypnos label (from Portland) from ambient composers, who were asked to contribute pieces that fit the theme of "weightless and effortless."

Although some of the artists included are well known (Steve Roach, Kevin Keller, Ma Ja Le), others are less well-known (Rod Modell, Loren Nerell, etc.). Although it has an overall "darker" tone than the earlier "Other World" compilation, it remains beatless, ambient and atmospheric.

An excellent introduction to some artists you may have not heard before, and some new works of artists you HAVE heard before.


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