Label: Old Captain
先頃Vis A Vis Audio Artsから初期のレア音源がカセット再発されたベルギーのアーチストDirk Serriesの個人変名Vidna Obmana。その流れに続く形で発表された、こちらもとんでも無くレアなプライベートレーベルMechanical Orchestration Musicの87年カセット[The Face That Must Die]がCD再発！！同時期80年代後半のClimax Productions、IF Records、Epitapesへ提供したスプリット & V.A音源が4曲追加された拡張仕様となっており、殆どがループ構築というシンプルな手法ながらこの時期独特の毒気/禍々しさが発揮された傑作。
Original Tape Release : 1988 (Mechanical Orchestration Music, Belgium)
Tape Reissue : 1988 (Order Ov Wolves, UK)
BONUS TRACKS :
13.14. from A Thunder Orchestra/Vidna Obmana split 7” (Climax Productions 1988)
15. from Motop 1 LP (IF Records 1989)
16. from Cobwebs TAPE (Epitapes 1988)
Vidna Obmana : electronics, loops, turntables, shortwave radio, voice.
Introduction by Trevor Ward.
Limited to 300 copies in a 4-panel matte-laminated black & white Digipak.
Vidna Obmana is a pseudonym used by Belgian artist Dirk Serries. He has been one of the most significant names in the ambient scene for more than three decades, releasing over more than 50 solo albums and numerous collaborations. Apart from his main ambient colleagues, Vidna Obmana originates from the industrial cassette network scene in early eighties. ‘The Face That Must Die’ was recorded when Vidna Obmana was slowly transforming into his trademark ambient signature. In-between the noise outbursts and his melancholic ambient music Vidna Obmana produced a few albums which are industrial-oriented but more of an orchestral and percussion nature, in the vein of Autopsia. With turntables, shortwave radio, voice and synths Vidna Obmana recorded one of his most underrated albums full of tribalesque, doom-risen and dark ambient atmosphere. Originally released in a limited run on Vidna Obmana’s own Mechanical Orchestration Music and almost around the same time issued by Trev Ward’s The Order Ov Wolves, who also narrates the opening track, this is verily an indisputable masterpiece accompanied with four rare vinyl tracks from the same obscure era to turn the edition into a true collector’s precious document. Limited to 300 copies in a 4-panel matte-laminated black & white Digipak.