Vidna Obmana / Spore
Album: Spore   Collection:General
Artist:Vidna Obmana   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-21 Pull Date: 2003-09-22 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Sep 21 Aug 24 Aug 3 Jul 27
Airplays: 2 2 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 25, 2018: Dangerous Acquaintances
Duality of Passion, Skin Strip
4. Aug 18, 2003: Radio Red Well
Duality of Passion
2. Sep 16, 2003: The Dead Guy
Skin Strip, The Humanity Underneath
5. Jul 30, 2003: press and release
Through the Collective Pain
3. Aug 23, 2003: Between The NIne Worlds
The Humanity Underneath
6. Jul 28, 2003: Radio Red Well
Skin Strip

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-26
Ambient electronics, supposedly depicting the depths of hell (this is part of a trilogy of albums based on Dante's Inferno). The mood, of course, is not nearly as dire as one would be put into from reading the source but this is a very good example of aurally evoking and ominous atmosphere situation. Recommended.

1. Rude, buzzy rhythm
2. Understated sense of dread; quiet, spooky
3. Not jolly, exactly, but a little lively
4. Picking up a bit of speed and volume and chaotic branches of noise
5. Now more dystopic; uneasy, harsh tonalities, stutter-step rhythms
6. Featureless plodding
7. Featureless galloping - faster than prior track but still unsure of direction
8. Drawn out phrase on bass and guitar repeated to hypnotic effect
9. Unrelenting passage through an underground cave - all echoes and burbling, unseen waters

Track Listing
1. Through the Collective Pain   5. Beyond the Shaman
2. The Humanity Underneath   6. The Nihilist
3. Skin Strip   7. Creep - Isolation Trip
4. Duality of Passion   8. Spore
  9. Resonant Gore