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vidnaObmana - An Opera for Four Fusions Works (Act 4, The Bowing Harmony) hyp2239d

2007. The fourth and final installment in vidnaObmana's ambitious "Opera For Four Fusion Works" project. Each "act" of this project involves vidnaObmana's reworking and recycling audio sources from different collaborators.

Act I used guitar pieces from Dreams in Exile, Act II used Bill Fox's saxophone recordings, Act III worked from the foundation of Kenneth Kirschner's piano works, and this last installment utilizes the voice of Steven Wilson ( No-Man, Porcupine Tree, and the artist behind Bass Communion). Even those who are thinking "I don't like voice with my ambient music" will really love this. It's one of the most unusual and yet relevant recordings ever released by Hypnos, in which a very recognizable sound, the human voice, is progressively transformed from the familiar, into stranger and more "ambient" atmospheres. It's captivating & beautiful.

The usual disclaimer applies... this music is not in any real sense "opera" music, and the term is used only to suggest the varied, multi-part quality of this ongoing release.

Track listing with MP3 sample clips:
1. II
2. IV
3. VI
4. III

REVIEW: "ACT FOUR is an eerie layering of haunting vocals with appropriately dark textures on synth, electric guitar, and "infinite recycling." It is perfectly creepy, and intensely so, which is undoubtedly the desired effect."

-Phil Derby, Electroambient Space