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Landscape In Obscurity (20th anniversary edition)

by vidnaObmana

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kevbird Nothing obscure about vidna Obmana. They have earned every bit of their fan's admiration.
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rikm A landmark album by one of the brightest stars in the Ambient genre, this reissue of vidnaObmana's "Landscape in Obscurity" is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover a classic work.

Bringing together a variety of organic elements to create a richly textured flow of sounds, vidnaObmana has crafted a near perfect immersive musical experience on this essential release...
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Shane Cotee An underrated gem of minimalism and unique beauty.

I must have slept to this album more than almost any other. It's up there with Jeff Pearce's "To The Shores Of Heaven" and Bvdub's "Then" in the top albums to use as a sleep aid. Soothing, never jarring, always drifting. 10/10
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Scott What a gem! I don't know how I missed this before (from Hypnos)--maybe it sold out--but I'm glad to find it now.
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Remastered in 2018 by Dirk Serries.
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"Vidna Obmana's LANDSCAPE IN OBSCURITY is an impressionistic study of isolation, memory and lament. Somber saxophone leads and floating flute lines (by Italy's Caprio Trifoglio and Diego Borotti) mix with clouds of floating electronic ambience - to evoke a feeling of isolation a cold city gives off in the dead of night." - Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END

Album description from 1999 Hypnos release: Explorations into unmapped landscapes... VidnaObmana is Europe's foremost practitioner of atmospheric and tribal ambient sounds, and already has nearly twenty CD releases to his credit. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Steve Roach, including CAVERN OF SIRENS, WELL OF SOULS and ASCENSION OF SHADOWS, but solo works such as the recent CROSSING THE TRAIL and RIVER OF APPEARANCES make a powerful and unique artistic statement.

LANDSCAPE IN OBSCURITY, a long, exploratory driftscape, integrates spacious and atmospheric performances on flute and saxophone (by Italy's Capriolo Trifoglio and Diego Borotti) with the familiar sonic clouds of vidnaObmana's own electronic and acoustic instrument mix. This is a journey of almost 70 minutes of luminous, airy ambience. Smooth, subtle and unobtrusive, yet at the same time sonically complex and illuminating, this CD works fantastically on "repeat" mode for hours on end. Wonderful for meditation or as background for sleep or creative work, this is one of vidnaObmana's most minimal and truly "ambient" pieces in recent years.


released March 7, 2019


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Projekt Records Portland, Oregon

Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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