Title: Between / Associated
Format: CD-R ltd. to 200 numbered copies in pro-printed gatefold cardboard sleeve
Playing time: 42:28
Release date: April 2003
File under: Ambient / Experimental
Rafal Sadej, the body behind the soul of Moan, was born and brought up in Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland, in the midst of atmosphere and sounds of industrial enviroment of ironworks and coal-mines, producing whole lot of unnatural sounds inscribing themselves into ordinariness of surrounding districts.
Such influence permeated most of his previous works like "Isolate", "Desolate" and "Clear Your Consciousness", and it's also present here in a more subliminal way hidden somewhere between the ambient textures and the orchestral movements.
"Between / Associated" was commissioned by the polish Youth's Gallery association to match the painting exhibition of Magdalena Sikora and was entirely composed by Moan using only his PC as instrument.
Magdalena Sikora (whose paintings are reproduced on the "Between / Associated" artwork) was born in 1976 in Rzeszow. In 1996-2001 she studied at The Jan Matejko Academy Of Fine Arts in Cracow - Faculty of Painting - and she is currently working at the Institute Of Fine Arts in Rzeszow University.
The version of "Between / Associated" reproduced on this CD-R was recorded live on 23.02.2002 at the Cogitatur Theatre in Katowice during the opening of Magdalena Sikora exhibition.
incredibly cohesive and flawless performance"