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The Deception of Reality

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The Deception of Reality
Numina
2012 Hypnos HYP3262 (CD)

Numina is the recording entity of Denver-based solo synth artist Jesse Sola. He has been creating a steady chain of releases steeped in the textural-deep space side of ambient for quite a while. This release is a standout in his already impressive catalog, and we are happy to offer his music on this release for the first time at steveroach.com

From Hypnos: The Deception Of Reality is the fourth Numina release on Hypnos, and the first since 2007's Shift To the Ghost. Still present is Numina's trademark sound, combining abstract deep-space textures with subtle melodic and rhythmic elements, but with a new emphasis on more vivid sonics. Listeners seeking smooth, creamy synthesizer background textures will still find them, here overlaid with more "up front" accents. Extra care has been taken in the mixing and mastering to preserve the separation and placement of individual instruments, and we believe the result is the best pure sound experience Numina has achieved thus far.

As with the last Numina album, The Deception of Reality is a continuous, long-form ambient music piece of about 72 minutes, broken into five "tracks" for listening convenience, evolving in mood and sound texture, bringing in new instruments while fading out old ones in a continuous format, to a single unbroken piece.

Numina is vague about the meaning of the title, which could be taken in any of several ways. Some hint may be derived from the Albert Einstein quote within the liner notes: "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

We at Hypnos sincerely believe this to be the best Numina work yet, sure to please his existing fans while perhaps engaging with some new listeners as well.

 
1. The Illusion TransmissionMP317:17 
2. Our Elegant ExperienceMP316:59 
3. In Cerulean HazeMP39:32 
4. Empire of NothingMP319:23 
5. Translunary ReturnMP311:55 





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