Paradigm Discs

KYMATIK - Dar-As-Sulh Vol.1

"2001 release. The name Kymatik is derived from the Greek word "Kyma," meaning "a great wave," and was used by Swiss physicist Hans Jenny as a descriptive term for the effects he saw using amplified tones to manipulate/create patterns in fluids and powders. More recently, Jenny's research has led him to use these findings in a clinical environment for both therapy and healing. These ideas and the use of ambisonic surround-sound equipment are the underlying influences on this CD. On this CD, there are both environmental recordings as well as compositions that make use of UHJ encoding to enable ambisonic playback. Of the compositions, the musical styles range from the use of dense rhythmic patterns to subtle shimmerings and a pure tone piece that sounds like nothing you have ever heard before. The short environmental recordings are spaced between the compositions and offer some light relief from the intensity of these works. One thing all the pieces have in common -- a strong psychoacoustic effect which can be further enhanced for those fortunate enough to have access to a UHJ decoder." - Paradigm Discs .
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Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

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