Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries – The Storm of Silence


Release data: Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries – The Storm of Silence CD, Glacial Movements, 2016 “The Storm of Silence” is a soundscape recording by Chihei Hatakeyama, a Japanese sound artist and musician living on the outskirts of Tokyo, and Dirk Serries (known previously as vidnaObmana). In 40 freeform minutes, the duo sketches out four longform, isolationist and distant ambient farscapes that are minimalist and…

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Dirk Serries – The Origin Reversal


Release data: Dirk Serries – The Origin Reversal CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2014 A Gibson Les Paul custom guitar and a few pedals. These were the tools Dirk Serries applied solely in creating the music for “The Origin Reversal”. The music of the latter attempts to hail back to the sound of the vidnaObmana releases from the end of the ’80’s and early ’90’s. The…

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Stratosphere with Dirk Serries – In A Place Of Mutual Understanding


Release data: Stratosphere with Dirk Serries – In A Place Of Mutual Understanding CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2013 “In A Place Of Mutual Understanding” is a collaborative ambient project by two Belgium composers who’ve know each for over two decades. Personally I think it was a question of time and opportunity as Ronald Mariën (aka Stratosphere) is Serries’ long-time sound technician. Both share a kindred…

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Steve Roach & Dirk Serries – Low Volume Music


Release data: Steve Roach & Dirk Serries – Low Volume Music CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt, 2012 This year, it’s about 10 years ago Steve Roach and vidnaObmana did their last collaborative work. With “Low Volume Music”, Dirk Serries returns to re-energize their fine collaborative efforts, but by going with his own name instead. What we got here is almost an hour of slow evolving, freeform textural…

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