Like many electronic musicians, Vidna Obmana (née Dirk Serries) contributes frequently to various-artists compilation albums. He usually contributes a piece that is unique to the album. Thus, he has a wealth of material in his vaults that many of his fans have not heard. Twilight of Perception: Compilation and Previously Unreleased Works is a set of such material. Serries recorded these compositions from 1990 to 1995. CDs of this nature often sound disjointed and out of sync. Serries has a real talent for sequencing and tracking his music. The flow of these pieces gives the impression that they were intended for this album. Some of the works are pure minimalism as on his earlier albums, and some are tribal minimalism as on the works of this era. The most interesting pieces are hybrids of both styles. Serries transitions smoothly between styles. This CD is a nice snapshot of Serries' development. It will appeal to fans of Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Ma Ja Le, and Biff Johnson. For collectors it is a must-have. For casual fans, it is important.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts