7.31.2015

VIDNA OBMANA









































"the river of the appearance"
Year:  1996
Country:  Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Label:  Projekt
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Ambient






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VIDNA OBMANA + PBK
Year:  1991
Country:  Belgium , US
City:  Bruxelles , Chicago
Artist:  Dirk Serries , Phillip B. Klingler
Label:  N D ‎
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  8
Time: 40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Ambient         Noise























Belgian composer Dirk Serries chose the name Vidna Obmana for his musical persona because it means "optical illusion." in Serbian language. Years hence, Vidna Obmana still found that the name gave him a feeling of freedom to place his music first, before his own personality and philosophy. Like water, Vidna Obmana has continued to change form over his musical career. As a self-taught electronic musician, Vidna Obmana explored different musical areas before discovering the techniques of looping and shaping harmonies, merging layers of sound and minimizing the configurations to a few notes. His style of atmospheric music creates trance-like states in listeners who understand the language of sound. The release of a free track on Various - May The Plague Be With You {remiXes} in May 2009 marks the official end of using this moniker for further releases.
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VIDNA OBMANA +
RECYCLED BODY PROGRAMA
"in the mouth of the reptile"
Year:  1988
Country:  Belgium , Netherlands
Label:  ZNS Tapes
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Ambient




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"the ultimated sign
of burning death"
Year:  1985
Country: Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Artist:  Dirk Serries
Label:  Therapie Organisatie
Format:  CD , cassette
Tracks:  9
Time:  25 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise





























The Ultimated Sign Of Burning Death is officially the first tape ever by Vidna Obmana. Completely recorded in his small bedroom at his parent's house in 1984, the music was performed on a KORG MS20, using self-fabricated tape loops of various lengths, vocals, a few effects and an old DJ mixer. All pieces were real-time recorded on a standard Marantz tapedeck, no overdubs were made considering it would deteriorate even more the already low-budget quality of the initial recordings. While only a handful copies were made on his own label, Belgium's Therapie Organisatie reissued the tape in 1985 for a limited run of 50 copies. Over time the reputation of this hard-to-find grew slowly but consistent. Now Urashima reissues this rarity on beautiful black vinyl, exclusively remastered by Dirk Serries. The record has been pressed on 140 gr black vinyl with black label and black inner sleeve and comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve with new artwork and layout , limited to 99 copies w/insert in luxury 160 gr ivory paper and package in a clear plastic sleeve to protect record, cover and inserts form dirt, shelf wear and damage.
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