“Empowering People Through Music and Film”


Hypnotical Entertainment was founded on the principle that art is more than something pretty to look at. We create art that makes a difference in the world by inspiring people to make this world a better place…

The Rise Up Eight website

Featuring interviews with people overcoming adversity and succeeding in life, the website, RiseUpEight.org continues the exploration of the human condition that X: THC began with their first music and film release in 2010. Interviewing both celebrities and non-celebrities alike, this community website inspires on a daily basis.

The new album – X: THC

On their inspiring followup album release upcoming, the new music group, X: THC takes a new turn, living in that undefined space between darkness and light, yet ultimately creating a celebration out of their inspiration. Paying homage to New Wave, Blue-Eyed Soul, Post-Punk and Electronica, but adding their own seductive, hypnotic flavor, they create songs that stick in your mind like deja-vu, yet feel completely new. (Album to be released 2017)

X: The Human Condition – X: THC

The Music And Film Multi-Media Experience

Walking a tightrope between electronic pop music & performance art, X: THC is evolving how music is presented and experienced in the new music industry.

More than just eye candy, the inspiring film + music performance has struck an emotional chord with audiences. With the goal of inspiring people through music & film, the story behind X: The Human Condition became an inspiration in itself, as its creator triumphed over near-permanent blindness, financial difficulties, and widespread industry belief that the project was “impossible”…

The “little indie project that could” has received rave reviews globally, from as far as Australia, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Italy, Argentina, Germany, Columbia, The Virgin Islands, Mexico, Poland, Brazil, Albania, Russia, Hungary, Latvia, The UK, Peru, and Japan.

Rave Reviews…


sphere copy”A hypnotic and chilling journey that examines the complexities of human nature”– SphereMag, UK

“It is more than just an album, it is an audio-visual assault on your senses….
a brilliant work of art.”
-TheScene, AU

popdose-logo“Deeply and genuinely moving”-Popdose
popsyndicatewide2“The DVD is awesome and fills one with a sense of yearning…wonderful exploration into relationships and searching for a change…I was captivated.”-Pop Syndicate
“The haunting and hypnotic melodies plus the dark yet uplifting film seem to remain in your thoughts long after you’ve finished them.”

sideline“The realization of X: The Human Condition is absolutely remarkable…a fascinating experience” – Side-Line Music Magazine
unratednyc“X: The Human Condition is an emotionally cataclysmic event that will resonate in your subconscious for weeks. In a world where live action accompanied by video stimulus is the new trend…Michael Nova’s avant-garde production remains unparalleled.” -UnratedNYC Magazine
SlowDiveMusicLogo-purple“May build on many of the stepping stones of the past, but is definitely
an album and concept that treads towards the future, and new possibilities
in ways that many artists have not even started to consider”
– Slowdivemusic Blog

lateralnoise“X:THC have managed to melt various genres of music into a big music cauldron! From the dark spoken introduction in “Hide” to the jazzy “Tag, You’re it” you have the impression that there is more than one band performing on this wonderful CD. And yet, it remains coherent the whole time… I bet that you’re going to love this album!”– Lateral Noise


dailyvault“X: THC is simply brilliant when it attempts synthesis of the good vibes of eighties pop with the bleak downtempo moodiness of trip-hop… where the ambience that the music creates is as vital as the music itself… impressive job in parenting a mysterious cloaked sound, where the parts are not clearly discernible, but the whole is a weird and wonderful pastiche.” – Daily Vault