[reviews] afe103lcd
mark hamn: je déchire l'ongle aux criminels

sonomu []
webzine, u.k., june 2009

"A Friendly Edition", or Afe, is a modest proposal (editions are always miniscule - 100 or 150 CD-Rs) with a generous delivery system - always spectacular rectangular cover artwork. Take time to browse through the rich Afe site, which offers a wealth of singular musical experiences.

Mark Hamm wrote a thesis on the history of film music under his real name, and his avocation shows in this highly-cinematic piece through its clear evocation of symbols and images in the listener's mind. Inspired by the poetry of Rimbaud, this grandly orchestrated crossbreed between analogue guitar and digital technology carries us through many moods.

[Stephen Fruitman]