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River of Appearance

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  • Audio CD (7 Jun 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Projekt Records
  • ASIN: B000000BDC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,143,854 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Angelic Appearance
2. Ephemeral Vision
3. A Scenic Fall
4. Night-Blooming
5. The Solitary Circle
6. Weaving Cluster
7. Streamers Of Stillness
8. The Ominous Dwelling

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD. I have played it so many times, I'm surprised it still resembles a CD. Imagine the sound of endlessness and tranquility, where lazy slow motion waves of sound wash over you while minimalistic melodies drift around like falling leaves. It's the fulfillment of everything I ever thought should be 'ambient' or 'atmospheric' music.
If you need an introduction to Vidna, get this. Just hit random and repeat, and float away.
You can sleep to this, study to it, listen to it,
and it's especially great in the bath-tub.
A classic.
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Belgian musician, sound sculptor, dronner Dirk Serries A.K.A. VidnaObmana or Microphonics or Fear Falls Burning make this masterpiece in 1996.
8 tracks of a kind of Derviche experience ambient music. Minimalism, silky, organic and digital loops floating and merge again and again...
The more you listening to it, the more you feel new things. Ideal for listening while you're reading, in the bath event make love becomes a better experience by listening this record.

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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Not only one of Vidna's best but one of the best albums ever 16 Jun 2006
By Brent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have about 15 cds of Vidna Obmana. If you've never heard him before, this is the one to get. It is, in my humble opinion, the best ambient music recording ever made. I had to buy another one I listened to my first one so much. Think about how many recordings it would take to "wear out" a cd. (more like scratch to the point beyond repair) Anyway, the music here is gorgeous, it is original, it is incredibly expressive, it is the album that when I play it for people who've never heard ambient music before, they say, "wow, this is good." It's really an album which has defined me, no joke. I'm a composer, went to college on a music scholarship, and when I heard this, I was blown away. It's the most original thing I've heard since I was a little boy. Nothing, I mean NOTHING before this album sounded like this. No one dared sound like this. Vidna Obmana is a master of sound creation. It isn't really this or that sound that is original in his music, though that does happen, but it's the combination of sounds which stand in their own musical space which create a song or work. I can't say it strongly enough, that if you give this album a chance, it will reward you in ways which are so inspiring, so deeply and profoundly touching.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
calm, serene, almost untouched 15 Mar 2003
By Nikolaos Gr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
More melodic than ever, Mr Dirk Series makes a turn back to his first solo works -aestheticaly and structurally- and comes up with this little gem. Tribal elements are present only in one track (in a magnificent way), but it is a positive thing in my opinion, as the "flow" of the album is not unsettled. Sparse piano lines intermeddle with drifting loops/keyboards and with sounds of water (rather a cliche in ambient music nowdays, but always welcome) in a unique way. Add to these a touch of melancholy, more intense than his previous works, and we probably have his best work up to now.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Steven H Propp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Vidna Obmana (which means "optical illusion" in Slavic) is a Belgian ambient electronic composer named Dirk Serries. He has composed many, many fine ambient works---often in collaboration with other ambient composers such as Steve Roach (Well of Souls, Cavern of Sirens, Spirit Dome), Jeff Pearce (True Stories), Brannan Lane (Deep Unknown), and others.

This is one of Vidna's very best solo efforts, and was composed between 1995 and 1996; he describes it, "The River of Apppearance translates my affection for the calm, serene and almost untouched: and it is definitely one of my most personal albums in years." Separated into eight pieces (ranging in length from 5'15" to 10'23"), the album as a whole is a peaceful, soothing excursion, with instruments (e.g., keyboard) often played "live" over an ambient background.

The 10th Anniversary edition includes the original, as well as a "re-creation" of the original by an Oregon group called "Dreams in Exile."

This is a "must have" release for fans of Vidna, or ambient music in general.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
One of the best CDs for meditation 25 Nov 2001
By W. Watson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD is a nice, long and relaxing excursion into mystical ambient spaces. The mood set by this CD is worth revisiting again and again.
angels and stuff 29 April 2012
By Dan Solovyov - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've listened to several Vidna Obmana's recordings, but this one I liked the most. Others are maybe not my cup of tea, but this one is full of heavenly light, angels and stuff. Perhaps this album is a bit primitive and monotonous, but relaxation experience it can offer is great in my opinion.
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