2. metamorphosis (12:52)
3. disorientation flow (15:47)
4. blistering (9:02)
5. the lament broke (13:30)
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Serries’ second album on Projekt is a suitable follow-up to his warm and welcoming 2014 release, The Origin Reversal. More than a critically-acclaimed re-boot of his classic vidnaObmana sound, this is ambient music that flows from its discreet origins of sonic purity, washes of harmony, and languid textures. Unfurling with seductive deliberation and orchestrated with just a handful of effects and electric guitar, this album is again fully improvised and recorded in real-time.
Even more than on its predecessor, Disorientation Flow touches upon the introspective character of Serries’ musical language. String-like chords, subtle waves and dynamic warm drones are the sonic ingredients here, creating a soundtrack for the mind. Spiritually playing with notation of extended time and isolation, Serries has the ability to produce beautiful but simultaneously intense soundscapes which hold much more than just layering notes. It’s a musical language that speaks emotion, warmth, melancholy and subtlety.
Serries conveys an awareness of a serene approach to the act of musical creation, which is representative of the best of contemporary ambient music. These are moody and reflective compositions that retain a sense of ambient bliss as the flow subsides.
Praise for The Origin Reversal:
WXPN’s Chuck Van Zyl: Having traveled through an extensive and impressive diversity of specialized personas and landscapes under the names vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning, The Black Fire, Principle of Silence, 3 Seconds of Air and others, Serries has at this moment settled upon exploring the beautiful mystery and possibilities in his electric guitar’s expressive timbre. He knows how much it takes of each to create an interesting piece of music – in an emanation that reveals truths recounted only when the last echo has subsided.
Textura: The optimal way to experience the album is with the volume up, as doing so allows one to better appreciate the wave-like unfolding of the slow-burning material and the way its ripples overlap so hypnotically… Serries, abetted by decades of experience, demonstrates remarkable poise and mastery in the way he shapes the material in real-time.
Released: May 12 2015