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by vidnaObmana

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patient_ot My favorite of the Dante album trilogy. If you've heard VO material from the 90s that was peaceful, drifting ambient, this is nothing like that. Dark, noisy, and percussive. Fans of older industrial soundscape type music will probably dig this. I know I do.
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Brian Bourassa Perhaps my expectations played a part in my opinion of this second of the "Dante Trilogy" series as this was supposed to represent the "Underworld dwelling place." While it did feel more provocative and sinister, at times, it often seemed to find lighter, less dark moments while "Tremor" was a viscous spiral downwards into Hell!

Still, vidnaObmana is a master with respect to the textural nature of his compositions and this is what places him among the top of my ambient collection.
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Sking Strip 08:46
The Nihilist 07:48
Spore 05:35


The second chapter in renowned ethno-ambient/electronic artist vidnaObmana's "Dante trilogy," and follow-up to his critically acclaimed 'Tremor,' 'Spore' is the apotheosis of his fascination for Dante's "Inferno" poem. Whereas 'Tremor' was a 'musical trip downwards', 'Spore' represents the actual underworldly dwelling place. References to Vidna's 'industrial' past of the early 80's remained strongly present, while the fusion of his ambient soundscapes with bolder and less spatial combinations of harmonics, dynamics and experimentation was even more accentuated. Rhythmic, dense, eerie and pulsating, 'Spore' continues where 'Tremor' left off... vidnaObmana again utilizing his vast collection of instruments (like the Slovakian Fujara and the electric guitar) along with more industrial-like elements to score this second chapter.  Special guest appearances by Joris De Backer on double bass and Marc Verhaeghen (from Belgium's The Klinik) on trumpet.


released January 20, 2003

Constructed & performed by vidnaObmana. Recorded & mixed at the Serenity Studio, Belgium between September 2001 and June 2002.
Mastered at Sonare, Belgium.

vidnaObmana - Atmospheres, Rhythms, Various Fujara's, Overtone Flutes, Percussion, Dreampipe, Recycling & Abstract Mutations, Voice, Electric Guitar, Ebow Harmonics
Joris De Backer - Double Bass on 'The Humanity Underneath'
Joris De Backer - Double Bass, Strings and Marc Verhaeghen - Trumpet on 'Resonant Gore'

Photography By Martina Verhoeven

Original Release : Relapse/Release Records 2003


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