Vidna Obmana (with Steve Roach)
2001 Projekt PRO110 (CD)
Ambient collectors have searched for the missing link for years: a search for the albums that reflect the transition from vidnaObmana's early minimalist-ambient work to his current tribal-ambient sound. ECHOING DELIGHT, PARALLEL FLAMING and THE SPIRITUAL BONDING – out of print for most of the 90's – are that missing link. This is the SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE.
SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE is vidnaObmana's personal collection of these classic albums, presented as a special re-packaged double CD set. With re-recorded portions and extra layers of drones and ambience, SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE displays Obmana's fusion of pure minimal and repetitive atmospheres with ethnic-influenced soundworlds. The set includes THE SPRITUAL BONDING, the project that led to his first journey to the Sonoran desert to work with Steve Roach in the Timeroom. This is also when the WELL OF SOULS sessions began.