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Fear Falls Burning - was launched in the winter of 2005 as an outlet for vidnaObmana’s fascination with lo-fi and post-rock music, and as a way to return to his roots in drone music, where he first began 23 years ago. By processing the sounds of his Les Paul guitars through a large and elaborately configured collection effects pedals, Fear Falls Burning produces improvisational music that is by turns meditative, rhythmic and occasionally thunderous. A typical performance begins with a simple, sustained guitar chord. This opening sound seeds the ground from which the entire piece is grown. As the looping and processing techniques are applied, the music evolves, dictating the direction of the performance. It is truly an improvisational process, but at the masterful hands of Fear Falls Burning, one that spins a new and mysterious kind of music, fully infused with a rare passion and soul. Organic variations and imperfections are spontaneously introduced, giving the performance a rich hue of unpredictability. Looped patterns of sound rise and fall, mutated by a succession of realtime treatments. This improvisational technique is the defining characteristic of Fear Falls Burning. Over the past 2 years Fear Falls Burning has manifest himself as a wilful and unique statement admits the ever expanding drone music genre with numerous limited and exclusive releases on both vinyl and compact disc and a highlight in collaborating with the epic ‘once we all walk through solid objects’ 5lp set on tonefloat and the ‘frenzy of the absolute’ cd/lp album on conspiracy records (expected for May 2008). From there on Fear Falls Burning will reclaim roots with touring and a new solo album to follow in 2009 on tonefloat. The manifest continues.
"From huge walls of sound to soft humming shimmery buzz, My Bloody Valentine-ish blown-out bliss to raga-like buzz, fear falls burning is a truly unique and surprisingly melodic take on doom and drone." - aQuarius recOrds
“This is surpremely blissful stuff, a journey through the lighter shades of drone with textured arrangements and layers of guitar sounds that drift in and out of soothing soundscapes and fuzzy constructs with strangely comforting results. Magnificent." Rock-A-Rolla - UK "I've also been listening repeatedly to the guitar drones of Belgium's dronaholic solo artist Fear Falls Burning. This ominous brew comes in 'long' size only. Side one is like some post-punk band on a Gavin Bryars trip, while side two is bright and shiny post-Krautrock cyberdrone, twisted and cycling and always of the intense variety." - Julian Cope/May Drudion 07 - UK
Discography : he spoke in dead tongues (2CD, projekt/ikon), first by a whisper, then by a storm (tour CD), the carnival of ourselves (180gr LP on clear vinyl, tonefloat), the amplifier drone (180gr LP on tonefloat/ikon), we have departed the circle blissfully (with Nadja, 180gr LP on black vinyl, conspiracy), the infinite sea of sustain (6 hour concert DVD, soleilmoon) , I’m one of those monsters numb with grace (180gr LP on gold/grey vinyl, equation Records) , woes of the desolate mourner (7”clear vinyl on tonefloat/ikon), the rainbow mirrors a burning heart (live LP on black vinyl, auf abwegen), we slowly lift ourselves from dust (10" picture disc, Small Voices), s/t (with Nadja, CD on Conspiracy Records), once we all walk through solid objects (5lp set on clear 180gr vinyl of collaborative works with Final/Justin K. Broadrick, Bass Communion/Steven Wilson, Harvestman/Steve Von Till, Johannes Persson/Cult of Luna, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma/Tarentel, Aidan Baker/Nadja, Birchville Cat Motel, Freiband, Byla/Dysrhythmia and Stefano Pilia – tonefloat), s/t (with Birchville Cat Motel, CD on Conspiracy Records), first by a whisper, then by a storm – special edition (CD/180gr LP on black vinyl, tonefloat/ikon), when mystery prevades the well, the promise sets fire (180gr LP on black vinyl, tonefloat), frenzy of the absolute (cd/lp on conspiracy records, May 2008) Fear Falls Burning played at jazz venues like Paradox, Sjujazz, Axespower, venues like 013, Patronaat, Vera, Dynamo, JH Sojo, cultural center Luchtbal, artgalleries, tours throughout The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, on-air radio concerts at VPRO, Kink FM, and in support of Cult of Luna, Sunn O))) and a complete European tour with JESU.