Vidna Obmana – The Spiritual Bonding


Release data: Vidna Obmana – The Spiritual Bonding CD, Extreme Records, 1994 As stated in the cd-booklet, the album title highlights the gathering and spiritual communication between the various musicians involved in the outcome: Steve Roach (who also did the production of the whole recording), Djen Ajakan Shean, Alio Die and Robert Rich. The tribal-organic, deep and darkening ambient music featured on “The Spiritual Bonding”…

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Vidna Obmana – Tremor


Release data: Vidna Obmana – Tremor CD, Relapse Records, 2001 When ambient composer Dirk Serries entered the 2000’s, the music he made as vidnaObmana started to head into new directions. “Tremor” is the first part of a trilogy inspired by Dante’s poem “Inferno”, featuring a much more tribal/industrial mélange of sounds along minimal techno-tribal rhythms. Sonically, we’re entering a darker, sinister, sometimes even slightly gothic…

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Vidna Obmana – Echoing Delight


Release data: Vidna Obmana – Echoing Delight CD, Extreme, 1993 For this ambient recording, released on the Australian Extreme label, we have to travel back to the first half of the ’90’s, to 1993 to exact. What still strikes me on “Echoing Delight” until this very day is the trail of tranquil splendour and its breathe of full introspection. On almost each of the six…

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Vidna Obmana & Sam Rosenthal – Terrace of Memories


Release data: Vidna Obmana & Sam Rosenthal – Terrace of Memories CD, Projekt Records, 1992 Terrace of Memories is a collaborative ambient effort between Sam Rosenthal (owner and founder of Projekt Records) and vidnaObmana (aka Dirk Serries). The five free form compositions on this 42-minute album all breathe a deep and absorbing atmosphere. I’d say it’s a meditative and highly reflective affair where slow-moving, drifting…

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Vidna Obmana – Crossing the Trail


Release data: Vidna Obmana – Crossing the Trail CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 1998 Fans of minimal soundscape tapestries will really want to dig this gem by Dirk Serries, better known as vidnaObmana. “Crossing the Trail” offers a continuous 70-minute farscape of ethereal sound washes, shakers and percussion, journeying through shaded and light territory with nice unfolding minimalism. It’s a seamless blend of slow curling and…

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Vidna Obmana – Revealed by Composed Nature


Release data: Vidna Obmana – Revealed by Composed Nature LP/CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Hic Sunt Leones, 1990/1993 “Revealed by Composed Nature” is the fifth album released on Stefano Musso’s Hic Sunt Leones-label, featuring intimate ambient music of a repetitive, overall soothing nature. It was initially released on LP in 1990 on Vidna’s own Decade Collection label intended as a sequel to the previous cassette releases, but due…

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