|The Surreal Sanctuary / The Contemporary Nocturne|
Vidna Obmana (with Steve Roach)
2019 Zoharum ZOH00172 (CD)
Originally released in 2000 on the Hypnos label. Both albums include guest appearances by Steve Roach, Jim Cole and Joris De Backer. Remastered and with all-new artwork in an 8-panel Digipak, strictly limited to 400 copies — we have 30 of these.
THE SURREAL SANCTUARY and THE CONTEMPORARY NOCTURNE, both recorded about 20 years ago, are very distinctive albums showcasing Vidna Obmana's wilfulness on how far he wanted to stretch his personal take on ambient and minimalism. Featuring guest appearances by overtone singer Jim Cole, double bass musician Joris De Backer and Vidna's frequent collaborator and comrade Steve Roach, the music is constructed through extensive use of recycling, performances on the fujara and electric guitar. Perfect for late evening listening and headphone immersion.
Considered to be two parts of one story, now united and respectfully re-issued by Poland's Zoharum label in a stunning package. With new photography by Martina Verhoeven, the music on these two albums has been remastered from the original DAT tapes.