Vidna Obmana

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Vidna Obmana means optical illusion in Serbian, and is a ficticious name for the performer Dirk Serries.

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Legal name: Dirk Serries

Also performs as: Fear Falls Burning


Vidna Obmana (stylized vidnaObmana on many album covers) is a pseudonym used by Belgian composer and ambient musician Dirk Serries. The name Vidna Obmana, a phrase in Croatian, literally translates to "optical illusion" and was chosen by Serries because he felt it accurately described the music. Serries created music under the Vidna Obmana pseudonym from 1984 until 2007, when he official retired the name. Most of his current work is released under the Fear Falls Burning pseudonym.

Vidna Obmana's music has often been described as anamorphic and organic. He uses the techniques of looping and shaping harmonies, minimizing the configurations to a few notes.

Vidna Obmana has collaborated on several occasions with artists such as Asmus Tietchens, Brannan Lane, Capriolo Trifoglio, Diego Borotti, and Steve Roach. Some of these collaborations have become entire projects of their own, such as Continuum (collaboration with Bass Communion) and Principle of Silence (collaboration with Joris De Backer).

Vidna Obmana is often cited as one of the more notable dark ambient musicians.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Gathering In Frozen Beauty Vidna Obmana 1
1991 Passage in Beauty Vidna Obmana 1
1993 Echoing Delight Vidna Obmana 1
1993 Ending Mirage Vidna Obmana 1
1993 Parallel Flaming Vidna Obmana & Djen Ajakan Shean 1
1993 Revealed by Composed Nature Vidna Obmana 1
1994 Spiritual Bonding Vidna Obmana 1
1994 Still Fragments Vidna Obmana 1
1995 Well of Souls Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 5 1
1995 [Syrenia] Asmus Tietchens & Vidna Obmana 1
1995 Twilight of Perception Vidna Obmana 4 1
1996 The River of Appearance Vidna Obmana 2
1996 Shadowing in Sorrow Vidna Obmana 1
1997 Cavern of Sirens Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 5 1
1998 Crossing the Trail Vidna Obmana 5 1
1998 Ascension of Shadows: Meditations for the Millennium Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 5 1
1999 Landscape in Obscurity Vidna Obmana 1
1999 Motives for Recycling Asmus Tietchens & Vidna Obmana 1
1999 Spirits vidnaObmana & Jan Marmenout 1
1999 The Shape of Solitude Vidna Obmana & Serge Devadder 1
1999 True Stories Vidna Obmana & Jeff Pearce 1
1999 Variations for Organ, Keyboard and Processors Vidna Obmana & Willem Tanke 1
2000 Echo Passage Vidna Obmana & Alio Die 4 1
2000 The Contemporary Nocturne Vidna Obmana 1
2000 Circles & Artifacts Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 5 1
2000 The Surreal Sanctuary Vidna Obmana 1
2001 Subterranean Collective Vidna Obmana 1
2001 Tremor Vidna Obmana 1
2001 Soundtrack for the Aquarium Vidna Obmana 1
2002 An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act One: Echoes of Steel) Vidna Obmana 1
2002 InnerZone Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 5 1
2002 The Shifts Recyclings Asmus Tietchens & Vidna Obmana 1
2003 Spore Vidna Obmana 1
2003 Tracers Vidna Obmana & David Lee Myers 1
2004 Anthology 1984-2004 Vidna Obmana 1
2004 Legacy Vidna Obmana 1
2004 An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act Two: Phrasing the Air) Vidna Obmana 1
2004 Spirit Dome Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 4.5 3
2005 Somewhere Else Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 5 1
2006 Greed Klinik 7 Vidna Obmana 1
2006 An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act Three: Reflection on Scale) Vidna Obmana 1
2007 An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act Four: The Bowing Harmony) Vidna Obmana 1
2012 Eternal Circulation (Soundtrack for an Imaginary Installation) vidnaObmana 1
2013 Terrace of Memories Vidna Obmana & Sam Rosenthal 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Memories Compiled 1 Vidna Obmana 2
1999 Memories Compiled 2 Vidna Obmana 1
2005 Noise/Drone Anthology 1984-1989 vidnaObmana 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Live Archive Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 1

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