Listen to Dirk Serries‘ microphonics xxi-xxv mounting among the wings, there’s a light in vein. the burden of hope across thousands of rivers in its entirety below, courtesy of Vpro 3voor12, Holland’s major media network.
In related news, Dirk Serries will bring his ambient sound sculptures to Roadburn Festival 2013 on Thursday, April 18th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.
Since his first releases by way of vidnaObmana in the early ’80s, and later as Fear Falls Burning (2005 – 2012), uncompromising Belgian artist Dirk Serries has garnered respect from and invitations to collaborate with recognised musicians like Steven Wilson, Steve Von Till, Justin Broadrick, Cult Of Luna and Alan Sparhawk of Low.
Fascinated by the power of purity, he has built a reputation for building a personal galaxy of harmony and dissonance through dense kaleidoscopes of slowly unfolding motives. Now, Dirk Serries no longer considers it necessary to hide behind alter-egos. Confident enough to operate under his own name, he’s currently creating a perfect sonic space by the simplest of musical material – a minor arpeggio or a simple loop engaged in dialogue with digital processing only to sculpt ambient drone, huge in scale and monumental in lyrical sophistication.
Dirk Serries upcoming second microphonics album is a further refinement of this approach. Eschewing stereotypical genre exercises, Serries refuses to be labeled as a guitarist, wielding his instrument in a way that never denies its original tonal colours, while bringing out the unique intimacy of his music.