In addition to VIDNA OBMANA recordings, Dirk often collaborated with other artists, thus introducing a new quality to his own music.
In this album the collaboration was done with Phillip B. Klinger, better known as PBK.
Vidna Obmana & PBK have a lot of material in common, the tracks in this double album probably are the most expressive.
Even if initialy "Monument Of Empty Colours" and "Depression and Idealthis" was recorded with the intention of releasing 2 different albums, many similarities can be found in terms of composition and sound.
Thanks to this, they give the impression of a coherent, even monolithic whole, built of smaller, expressive parts.
That is why they were published on two separate CDs, but enclosed in one digipack, with one graphic design connecting two parts of a larger whole, presenting music created in a specific period of time.
Both discs are filled with tracks characterized by a raw and dark sound, close to the achievements of Cold Meat Industry artists, fitting into the convention of post-industrial dark ambient.
§ Monument Of Empty Colours
1-1 Neo-Noir 10:03
1-2 Exhaust Dark Crown 7:03
1-3 Momentary Stillness 10:32
1-4 The Fall Of Romantic Simplicity 7:22
1-5 Insects To Harmony 9:34
1-6 Door Of Secret Rising 7:36
1-7 Closing 3:05
§ Depression And Ideal
2-1 Synthesis Of The Ideal 12:15
2-2 Crystalline (Silence) 8:36
2-3 Aftermath/Vision 8:13
2-4 Allure & Dynamic 10:47
2-5 White On White 7:21
2-6 Everybody Afterwards 7:44
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