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Echoing Delight


Vidna Obmana & Steve Roach

Shadow 2

Passaga 2



Vidna Obmana (a.k.a. Dirk Serries), a Belgian composer, using synthesizers, electronics, outboard processing gear and an array of exotic instruments, Belgian electronic musician Vidna Obmana creates an extended musical journey through rhythms, soundworlds and sonic atmospheres.

Dirk Serries chose the name Vidna Obmana for his musical persona because it is a Slavic term that translates as "optical illusion", a concept which correlates sonically with the surreal, alternate sound worlds depicted in his music. A prolific composer, Vidna Obmana has built a diverse body of work, ranging from post-industrial to gently atmospheric, tribal ambient to more traditional forms. His compositions utilize slow, shifting electronic figures to construct long, minimalist, often extremely personal textural works.

Throughout his career, Vidna Obmana has explored the abrasive side of electronic composition, the freeform landscapes of the isolationist ambient aesthetic, the structured interactivity of Fourth World soundscapess, international music traditions and post-classical experimentations. His music has been released widely by a range of independent labels worldwide, including: Amplexus, Extreme, Hic Sunt Leones, Hypnos, Mirage, Multimood, ND, Projekt and others. A major portion of Vidna Obmana's work has been realized in collaboration with some of the world's most interesting musicians. He has recorded full-length releases with Alio Die, PBK, Jeff Pearce, Steve Roach, Djen Ajakan Shean and Asmus Tietchens.   


Belgian electronic musician Vidna Obmana is perhaps one of the field's most prolific and widely respected musicians. Having beginnings in the realms of Eno-style ambient and other unusual sonic experimentations, he has developed and changed one style into what seems like several over a long, recent string of fascinating musical collaborations. Recording in the fields of space, ambient, industrial, modern classical, ethnic and other musics, vidnaObmana has achieved a breadth that few musicians do, in a passionate commitment to his art. He has currently over 30 CDs released on various international and independent labels.



Vidna Obmana Official Website: http://www.vidnaobmana.be