[reviews] afe029lcd
moan: clear your consciousness

chain d.l.k. []
webzine, italy, april 2003

One very long track (43') of top-notch dark ambient from this Polish artist (with other records on Soulworm), released by Afe on a limited run of 100 copies. Rafal Sadej/Moan takes the classic - and ultra-abused - "The Monstrous Soul" / "The Place Where the Black Stars Hang" sound but manages to build a remarkable work of ultra-heavy drones, subterrean rumblings, hidden melodies and disappearing swirls.

Perfectly balanced, it mesmerizes you but keeping you awake and alert at the same time. Excellent sound, and an uncommon control on the dosing of patterns and atmospheres. Since this was recorded back in 2001, I can't wait to listen to his upcoming new work which will soon be released by Afe. A pity that the layout is a bit flat and unattractive, because this is truly a little jewel.

[Eugenio Maggi]