Djen Ajakan Shean & Vidna Obmana – Parallel Flaming


Release data: Djen Ajakan Shean & Vidna Obmana – Parallel Flaming CD, Multimood Records, 1994 In the first half of the ‘90s quite some tribal-ambient releases saw the light of day. Steve Roach did a bunch, solo as well as together with musicians across the globe. In that period Dirk Serries (aka Vidna Obmana) was a major teamplayer and kindred spirit who invited Belgium percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Djen Ajakan…

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Vidna Obmana – Eternal Circulation


Release data: Vidna Obmana – Eternal Circulation DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 1993 I can be brief about the music on this release, referred to as a “soundtrack composed for a never-materialized art installation”. It was made in the period when Dirk Serries, aka vidnaObmana, sticked to creating overall calm, amorphous, introspective and expansive textural ambient soundpaintings. The continuous 73-minute, highly atmospheric outcome found here taps…

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Vidna Obmana & Alio Die – Echo Passage


Release data: Vidna Obmana & Alio Die – Echo Passage CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Musica Maxima Magnetica, 1999 Three continuous movements (“Echoes of Light – A slip of darkness – The Passage”), are featured on “Echo Passage”, leading its listeners into minimal, imaginary, deep and introspective sound worlds. The rich, spiritual and immersive ambient journey travels through various layers in a most subtle manner, blending the heavens…

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Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana – InnerZone


Release data: Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana – InnerZone CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2002 On both “Well of Souls” and “Ascension of Shadows”, the duo Steve Roach and vidnaObmana made clear they are an accomplished and powerful combo in exploring deeper sound worlds while applying a large assortment of acoustic and electronic instruments. The 73-minute “InnerZone”, an expansive ride balancing between conscious and subconscious states,…

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Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana – Well of Souls


Release data: Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana – Well of Souls CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 1995 “Well of Souls”, actually the first fully-realized duo project by Steve Roach and Vidna Obmana (aka Belgium-based composer Dirk Serries), lines up perfectly when talking about expansive ethno-electronic music, sketching out an abundance of tribal , mysterious and groovy (under)currents coloring the nebulous atmospheres. The first disc covers tribal/rhythmic…

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Vidna Obmana – Passage in Beauty


Release data: Vidna Obmana – Passage in Beauty CD, Decade/Relic, 1991/1995 “Passage in Beauty” is one of the privately released limited edition albums by Dirk Serries (aka vidnaObmana) that saw the light of day at the start of the ’90’s. It saw a physical (remastered) re-release on the same medium in 1995 on the Relic label and in 2013 on Projekt Records, both as part…

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