Artists: Vidna Obmana and Jeff Pearce
Album: True Stories

Label: Mirage

True Stories Vidna Obmana Jeff Pearce
Jeff Pearce's contribution on Vidna Obmana's 1997 release Crossing The Trail, begs for a more expansive project between the two. True Stories is this project. Made up of 12 brief tracks, True Stories features a variety of Jeff Pearce guitar stylings, processed then underpinned by Vidna Obmana's subtle synth textures. It is often difficult to discern who is responsible for what sound as both artists often take their respective instruments some distance beyond convention. Pearce uses his guitar merely as a source, processed to create everything from dense, swelling soundscapes to beatific, harp-like plucks, while Vidna Obmana's synths bring into existence a blanket of chords very complex in harmonic content. These technical aspects of True Stories will be lost on most. This album of gentle, introspective and relaxing music will no doubt engage and becalm the listener through its variety of moods and emotions.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END

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