Welcome to a new mini album to bring in the end of this “interesting” year. There are 5 new tracks and 3 old demos from the archives. Some of the tracks can be downloaded for free, others for a small fee, or all 8 tracks can be yours for the price of a couple of cups of tea, or coffee.
This is the album done to celebrate Paul Bower’s life and influence on the Sheffield music scene. All the artists on the album donated a 2 minute and 30 second track for a total of 23 tracks, of course. All proceeds go to the Sheffield Cat Shelter, so it’s for a good cause. I came up with the graphics, using Paul’s artwork, and have a track on the compilation. Adi Newton of Clock DVA is also on there.
Hypnos, Latin Somnus, Greco-Roman god of sleep. Hypnos was the son of Nyx (Night) and the twin brother of Thanatos (Death). In Greek myth he is variously described as living in the underworld or on the island of Lemnos ( according to Homer) or (according to Book XI of Ovid’s Metamorphoses) in a dark, musty cave in the land of the Cimmerians, through which flowed the waters of Lethe, the river of forgetfulness and oblivion. Hypnos lay on his soft couch, surrounded by his many sons, who were the bringers of dreams. Chief among them were Morpheus, who brought dreams of men; Icelus, who brought dreams of animals; and Phantasus, who brought dreams of inanimate things.