[reviews] afe044lcd
moan: between / associated

chain d.l.k. []
webzine, italy, may 2004

New CD-R release (ltd. to 200) by Polish artist Moan, after "Desolate" (Soulworm) and "Clear Your Consciousness" (Afe, see archive).

Rafal Sadej is here presenting a long live track, recorded on 23.03.2002 at Cogitatur Theatre (Katowice), as an opening for an exhibition of Magdalena Sikora's, whose paintings are featured in the neat packaging, curated by Soulworm Visuals.

Sadej must obviously know his machines pretty well, for this is an incredibly cohesive and flawless performance. As previously noticed in "Clear Your Consciousness", Moan skillfully overlays looped pulses and more ethereal synth passages, falling somewhere between dark/ritual ambient and old cosmic music - while walking a known path, Sadej's personality and abilities are strong enough to offer a tight, convincing performance.

[Eugenio Maggi]