An Opera For Four Fusion Works

by vidnaObmana

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Original 4xCD Release : 2007 (Hypnos, USA)

Important Note : all glitches, ticks, feedback and recycled frequencies are intentional and part of the compositional structures.

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released January 1, 2007

4 albums concept, composition, mix and production by vidnaObmana at the Serenity Studio, Belgium between April 2000 and October 2006.
Remastered for this edition, August 2019.

ACT ONE : ECHOES OF STEEL
featuring DREAMS IN EXILE

Acoustic and electric guitar, ebow and vocal sources by Dreams In Exile, recorded on ADAT in May 2000 by Steve Sundholm at Sundholm Productions (Portland, USA)

vidnaObmana : synthesizers, electric guitar, ebow, distant voices and infinite recycling.

ACT TWO : PHRASING THE AIR
featuring BILL FOX

Soprano saxophone sources by Bill Fox, recorded onto DAT in June 2001, Nazareth (PA., USA) and onto Pro Tools by vidnaObmana at the Serenity Studio, Belgium in October 2002.

vidnaObmana : drones, electric guitar, ebow, bowed strings, noises, static and infinite recycling.

ACT THREE : REFLECTION ON SCALE - in memory of Morton Feldman
featuring KENNETH KIRSCHNER

Piano sources by Kenneth Kirschner, recorded on August 26, 2004 in New York City, USA.

vidnaObmana : synthesizer, electric guitar, ebow and infinite recycling.

ACT FOUR : THE BOWING HARMONY
featuring STEVEN WILSON

Vocal sources by Steven Wilson, recorded at home on a Neumann U87 direct to an Apple Powerbook G4 laptop.

vidnaObmana : synthesizer, electric guitar, ebow and infinite recycling.


Photography by Martina Verhoeven.

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vidnaObmana

Initiated in 1984. 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.
Built a diverse body of work, ranging from post-industrial to gently atmospheric, tribal ambient to more traditional forms. Officially retired in 2007.
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