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Dirk Serries, known for his Zoharum collaboration with Celer entitled Background Curtain, operated for many years as VidnaObmana. The first recordings under this moniker appeared in the mid-1980s; in those work he penetrated very rough industrial sounds, but at the beginning of the following decade he turned to ambient music with subtle ethnic undertones. Early albums, where he successfully explored this style and which also brought him wider fame, were Passage in Beauty (1991), Shadowing in Sorrow (1992) and Ending Mirage (1993), composing a trilogy in both sonic and visual sense. A few years later, they were reissued in one package as The Trilogy by the American label Projekt: Relic (Projekt: Archive).
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the last album from these three. This is a good opportunity to bring the entire trilogy to light again, as it is considered one of Dirk Serries’ outstanding achievements as VidnaObmana. On top of that, all three albums, both in the form of a triple compilation and as single discs, have long been unavailable and reach quite high prices on auction sites.
We can enjoy over three hours of these classic ambient sounds again.
The triple album is released in an 8-panel digipak and it is strictly limited to 400 pieces. The album received a new graphic design by Maciej Mehring based on the photographs by Martina Verhoeven. Dirk Serries himself is responsible for the mastering. The whole production process was overseen by Michal Porwet.