The Spiritual Bonding

by vidnaObmana



Original CD Release : 1994 (Extreme, Australia)


released January 1, 1994

All tracks composed, arranged and played by vidnaObmana, except :
'Earth Dangling' and 'The Spiritual Bonding' with Steve Roach,
'Challenging Boundaries' with Steve Roach and Djen Ajakan Shean,
'Spatial Prophecy' with Djen Ajakan Shean,
'The Interior Journey' and 'From The Stepping Stone' with Robert Rich,
'The Nebulous Pathway' with Alio Die.

All source material recorded at the Serenity Studio, Belgium between July 1993 and May 1994 by vidnaObmana, at the Soundscape studio, Mountain View (CA, USA) November 1993 by Robert Rich and in Italy, 1993 by Alio Die.

Acoustic and additional electronics instruments performed at the Timeroom, Tucson (AZ, USA) between February 12th and 20th by vidnaObmana and Steve Roach. Recorded, mixed, final assembly and production by Steve Roach.

The Feather Cycle -
vidnaObmana : electronics ,loops, drum programming, indian ritual drum, spirit voices, rainmaker and cocoon shakers.

Spatial Prophecy -
vidnaObmana : electronics, loops, processed tapes, stones, rainstick, vocal chanting
Djen Ajakan Shean : drum programming
Steve Roach : frame drum scratches

Challenging Boundaries -
vidnaObmana : electronics, loops, processed tapes, chimes ,claves, shells and breathing chants
Djen Ajakan Shean : drum programming, gong and finger cymbals
Steve Roach : ocarina and distant voices

The Spiritual Bonding -
vidnaObmana : main textural atmosphere, voice and breathing, northern sonoran dreampipe in c
Steve Roach : ending textural atmosphere, rhythm sampling and programming, clay water pots, rainstick, gravel voices and changing, didgeridoo in c

The Interior Journey -
vidnaObmana : electronics ,loops, distant rhythm programming, stones and dreampipe.
Robert Rich : dumbeks, shakers, udu drums, samples and processing
Steve Roach : abstract synth textures

Earth Dangling -
vidnaObmana : electronics ,loops, drum programming and percussion, shells, cocoon shakers and rattlestick.
Steve Roach : didgeridoo in e-flat, and spirit voice

From The Stepping Stone -
vidnaObmana : electronics, loops, indien ritual drum, voice and gong sliding
Robert Rich : pvc flute

The Nebulous Pathway -
vidnaObmana : electronics, loops, rainstick, shakers and tibetan bells.
Alio Die : electronics, samples and cicada's loop.
Steve Roach : spirit voices and analog drone.

Remastered for this edition, August 2019.

Photography by Martina Verhoeven.


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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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