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:
"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