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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Vidna Obmana  (Group) , Jeff Pearce (Guitar
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  Наименование CD :
   True Stories



Год издания : 1999

Компания звукозаписи : Mirage

Музыкальный стиль : Ambient, Electro-Acoustic, Experimental Ambient

Время звучания : 1:05:07

Код CD : MIR 307

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Electronica      

Vidna Obmana & Jeff Pearce

Recording Date: Jan 1, 1999

This record begins with Jeff Pearce's trademark guitar synthesis and a short guitar solo by Serge Devadder, and only gets better as Vidna Obmana contributes his synthesized ambiences to the flow of the piece. This recording verily represents the coming together of two of the finest artists working in the ambient genre. Obmana and Pearce state that True Stories represents the true collaboration between the two of them. It is a departure from both of their current works, in that all the pieces are almost miniature in nature and combine as parts of a puzzle, or, in this case, like the chapters of a book. Their mutual passion for the intimate, serene, and beautiful lead them to where they both were able to pull inspiration from their personal lives and the experiences they share as human beings. They felt that True Stories is such a statement but it also offers the listener a place to dwell. They definitely have created a special thing in True Stories. While this recording stays with their own ambient direction, it is quite possibly one of the best records artistically from either of their catalogs. This recording is also comparable to Jeff Pearce's 2001 Hypnos Recordings release, The Light Beyond.

-Matt Borghi

Two distinctly different soundworlds merge... softly and beautifully. Belgian electronics master Vidna Obmana and American ambient guitarist Jeff Pearce combine their arts to spin wondrous musical tales. As their True Stories unfold, the listener can add their own details to the abstract, cinematically changing moods of the dozen sonic vignettes.

The low, exploratory guitar strands of Opening theme (3:40) waft in a mist-like state of resonance. Serge Devadder (with whom VO recorded his other recent -and darker- guitar-fueled work, The Shape of Solitude) provides an electric solo to this track. Pearce's trademark sounds Wander alongside VO's layered drifts, each artist standing out, yet blending together. Gauzey ephemera slides deeper below the Horizon of thought, lolling on a murky expanse with cello-like swells and higher, sweeping overtones.

Beneath the placidly drifting guitar waves of One question a tremoring chaos grows and churns with increasingly wild abandon, finally smoothing out toward its conclusion. From chilly silence, Frozen breath (7:43) emerges like beautiful, warming rays of dawn spreading across an icy flatland. Subtle accents and tiny bell-like twinkles add intricate textures to this panorama. Hazy notes are coaxed from Pearce's guitar to tell True Stories in the lush mists shapelessly formed by Obmana's hands. The piece winds down to a long hush, which lead to the extended swells of the next vantage point...

In Viewing the distance, radiant soundwaves are alive with primal energy and fluttering embellishments. Further ebb-and-flow exercises buoy A scattering flock with a warmly enveloping sea of multi-level sound. A spookier mood is found under the shadows of The open darkness, where unidentifiable instruments spew fluid streams into an intriguingly murky vortex.

The sweet notes from a six-string idyll rise to the Bright clouds of free-floating synthstrands, dissipating before the track's conclusion. Grittily drizzling textures etch the otherwise smooth surface of Still unknown; amorphous tones ring and drone like an underwater orchestra. The bright though muted guitar shimmers of Closing theme elastically undulate over the deeper pulse beneath, offering a backward glance to the disc's beginnings.

Both artists are AmbiEntrance favorites; Vidna Obmana interviewed with us in April of 1998, as did Pearce in July 1998, and each regularly contribute their thoughts to the QOM (Question of the Month).

All Music Guide


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   1 Opening Theme         0:03:44 Devadder, Obmana, Pearce
   2 Wander         0:05:23 Obmana, Pearce
   3 Horizon Of Thought         0:06:30 -"-
   4 One Question         0:06:03 -"-
   5 Frozen Breath         0:07:39 -"-
   6 True Stories         0:07:11 -"-
   7 Viewing The Distance         0:04:40 -"-
   8 A Scattering Flock         0:04:39 -"-
   9 The Open Darkness         0:05:53 -"-
   10 Bright Clouds         0:03:41 -"-
   11 Still Unknown         0:05:50 -"-
   12 Closing Theme         0:03:54 -"-

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