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Codex Hypnos

by SourceCodeX

Dark Ambient Drones and eerie sci-fi fantasy soundscapes pull you into alternate states of consciousness. Think Gyorgy Ligeti meets Steve Roach.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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2. HALsleep
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3. DreamingHyperSleepDawn
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4. Dark Star Voids
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5. Arrival and Fly-by
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6. ForbiddenAmbientPlanet
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7. Nazgul Caves
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8. InnerWorldStopTime
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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UPDATE: NEW CDS RELEASED!! PRIMORDIAL LANDS ARISE & THE PERSISTENCE OF AMBIENCE!! CHECK IT OUT! IF YOU DUG CODEX HYPNOS CD -- YOU WILL LOVE THE LATEST SOURCECODEX RELEASES!

PRIMORDIAL LANDS ARISE:
". . . giving voice to the haunting side of ambience . . ."
~ Chuck Wild of Liquid Mind fame

THE PERSISTENCE OF AMBIENCE:
". . . kinda transcends space and time . . . mind wanders with no real cares . . . "
~ regular SourceCodeX customer review

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Though a guitarist (since 1967) I have always had a
strong fetish for synth musicks. I have been kicking
around since the very first synth musicks appeared
on the scene and have loved every blip and bleep. The
New Age era fostered the arrival of drones and
atmospheric and ethereal space music -- some being
void of rhythms. This form of amorphous synth musick
naturally pulled me in as it had profound effects
on my inner worlds and shifted my psyche. I recognized
a "power" in this genre to evoke altered consciousness.

In 2002 I began experimenting with various software-based
synths and sound editing programs. As a music reviewer,
I have the pleasure of hearing musicks many will never
have the chance to enjoy. In this deep sea of blissful
inspiration I was destined to "give back" my own twisted
echoes of the genre. CodeX Hypnos is the results of
decades of listening and a few months of learning the
right software.

No external hardware was used! This music's origin is 99%
from the silicon cities of a very basic, outdated, personal
computer. I was inspired to go full throttle with finishing
this "soft-synths" project after brief e-discussions with
synth composer James Johnson and recording software
authority Scott Garrigus.

Most of CodeX Hypnos was created and finalized
between November 2003 and January 2004. Only two
pieces were first envisioned and created in their
"virgin" states back in 2002 and then lost their
"innocence" in late 2003.

I wrote these eight pieces in isolation from, being
unrelated to any theme and then upon listening to them
-- a theme was clearly evoked. Tracks 1 through 8 are
arranged now as a "journey" by an introspective voyager
into unknown outer and inner realms of consciousness.
This "psyche-naut" encounters regions of placid
lightscapes, formless voids, ominous darker and
threatening regions, and then a final wasteland where
the death of Time and a time of Death is experienced.

THIS CD HOLDS SOME OF THE VERY WEIRDEST SOUNDS AND SONIC TEXTURES MANIPULATIONS YOU HAVE EVER HEARD! I CAN GUARANTEE THAT BECAUSE I HAVE FOLLOWED SYNTHS & ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS SINCE THE 1960'S, FINALLY BECOMING A PAID MUSIC REVIEWER OF THIS GENRE. MY REVIEWS AND RADIO SHOWS ARE WELL-KNOWN ACROSS THE PLANET. I HAVE HEARD NEARLY EVERY TYPE ELECTRONIC MUSICK EVER RELEASED AND SOME NEVER RELEASED. I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GIVE BACK MY OWN TRIBUTE OF THIS TYPE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC THAT COMBINED THE SOUNDS OF ARTISTS LIKE WALTER -> WENDY CARLOS, SUBOTONICK, VARESE, GASSMAN, SALA, TONTO'S EXPANDING HEAD BAND, TANGERINE DREAM, KLAUS SCHULZE AND CURRENT-DAY ARTISTS LIKE STEVE ROACH, ROBERT RICH, LUSTMORD, JEFF GREINKE AND OTHERS OF SUCH ILK. BUT MY RECORDINGS GO BEYOND SIMPLE KNOB TWIDDLING, PATCH CORDS, MOOGS, ARPS AND KEYBOARD ANTICS. I ACTUALLY CREATE WAV FILES FROM SCRATCH AND USE FOUND AMBIENT SOUNDS AS A SONIC PALETTE. I THEN MUTATE, TWIST, WARP, AND MASSAGE EACH WAV INTO MATHEMATICAL AND VISUALLY PLEASING FORMS AS I ALSO CREATE THE AURAL SIGNATURE. WHAT YOU WILL HEAR IS HOURS UPON ENDLESS HOURS OF A MOSAIC TAPESTRY OF SOUNDFORM MATRICES IN FLUX OVER TIME. NO OTHER ARTIST I AM AWARE OF DOES WHAT I DO AS I DO IT. IT IS AN OBSESSIVE LABOR OF LOVE TO WHERE EVERY SECOND MUST BE PERFECT AND MY OWN PSYCHE MUST ALSO BE MOVED, EFFECTED AND SHIFTED INTO ALTERED STATES BEFORE I OFFER THE SAME EXPERIENCE TO OTHERS. SO, THERE YOU HAVE IT. YOU WILL EITHER LOVE THIS MATERIAL OR ABSOLUTELY HATE IT. THAT'S WHAT I LIKE -- SOMETHING THAT IS NOT BLAND OR COPY-CAT BUT AN EXPERIENCE THAT CANNOT BE IGNORED. SUCH IS THE ART OF SOURCECODEX.


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Stacey Jones

Dark, Mysterious and Mesmerizing!
This CD sets the perfect mood of intrigue! The artistic love and effort into the tracks is evident every second of this CD. My kudos and respect to the artists! This kind of CD only comes around once in a lifetime!!

Michael Meara

Varied space-trip epic.
A lengthy but satisfying listen, there are some fabulous textures and sounds on this CD. From the space void chill of Dark Star Voids through to the horror and unease of Nazgul Caves, the listener will be rewarded with one crazy head-trip!

Michael ATONAL Vick

Deep, dark and thick...
Wow, this CD caught me by surprise!!!! The sounds here are deep, dark and thick............VVV

Charles Van de Kree

Blindingly original
From Aural Innovations #38 (Jan 2008)

Deep, dark ambient soundscapes comprise this intriguing release by John W. Patterson, otherwise known as SourceCodeX. To quote the composer himself, “Primordial Lands Arise is linked to descriptions and/or visions of…Sheol, the Underworld, Hell, Gehenna, outer darkness or the Abyss.” Patterson conjures some disturbing sounds from his infernal machines—sounds that often border on the edge of serenity but which always seem to be warped or mangled in such a way as to produce strange resonances that evoke melancholia and a sense of lingering malaise. Only occasionally is there any melodic center that the listener can grasp onto; otherwise, Patterson revels in cavernous tones with no definite pitch or rhythm. This approach is particularly effective on the longer, extended pieces (“Hidden Things between Things” and “Vain Traditions Abyss”) where snatches of Gregorian choirs and other ancient sound sources fight and flail against the industrialized sounds of clanking machinery and jet airplanes. As a consequence, primordial Lands Arise can be favorably compared with such ambient industrial works as Jeff Greinke’s Cities in Fog and Lustmord’s The Place Where the Black Stars Hang. If not blindingly original, Primordial Lands Arise at least has the virtue of being well-conceived and carefully executed. Aficionados of the darker side of ambient electronics will find primordial lands Arise worth a listen.

D. Heath & friends

Think Gyorgy Ligeti meets Steve Roach and you are close.
People in radio amd music reviewing have told me that CodeX Hypnos reminds them of Gyorgy Ligeti's "Lux Aeterna", "Atmospheres", and such pieces as those used in 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack -- I suppose they are right.

~ Jerry Kranitz of Aural-Innovations.com

It blows my mind
" . . . it blows my mind to hear something that sounds
as beautiful as the music on Codex Hypnos . . ."

~ Chuck Wild of Liquid Mind

Interwoven electronic soundscapes are emotionally moving and highly visual
"Codex Hypnos is a stunning musical paradox:
both haunting and beautiful, energizing and relaxing,
inner music and outer music for the soul.
John Patterson/SourceCodeX's interwoven electronic
soundscapes are emotionally moving and highly visual.
Congrats to John!"

~ John Shanahan of Hypnagogue: Ambient Music News and Reviews

Tense, beatless soundscapes ... unrelenting in their grimness
". . . the results, as gathered on this freshman effort,
make for a workable piece of dark listening . . .
carries the listener through tense, beatless soundscapes
that are unrelenting in their grimness. The drones are
soothing in a disturbing kind of way . . . layered his
sounds very well. There's a lot going on below the
surface . . . I rather expect to hear more and better
from SourceCodeX.

~ Dodds of Ambient.us

Recommended for fans of darker deep space ambient
"John has created a stimulating work with
some intriguing textures and sounds. There
is a nice variety and flow that makes this
an enjoyable album, recommended for fans of
darker deep space ambient. It certainly is
a very promising debut. As John's craft
grows and he fleshes out his work further,
SourceCodeX is definitely one to watch!"

~ Jim Brenholts

Evokes and provokes on several emotional and spiritual planes
It is a journey – in eight movements – through the inner
and outer psychescapes of consciousness, unconsciousness
and conscience. John created these deep drones and warm
atmospheres entirely with software synths and music editing
programs. John’s love for this style of music shimmers as
he delivers a refined package with raw power. His minimalist
approach defines the drones. The drones define the atmospheres.The atmospheres define the psychescapes. The psychescapes define his minimalist approach. Throughout the entire adventure, the music evokes and provokes
on several emotional and spiritual planes. This is a great CD from a true musician’s friend!
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