With its 21â€™27â€ length this is not a full Monty Adkins album, but we will not complain about that â€“ especially since Atkins and CrÃ³nica offer this single track EP as a free download (as they call it themselves, but I prefer Name Your Price and suggest to leave a donation to the artist and the label).
Moeror is Latin for â€˜sorrowâ€™ or â€˜griefâ€™, and is dedicated to the memory of JÃ³hann JÃ³hansson. Thereâ€™s a nostalgic, contemplative piano theme looping over a slightly distorted noise background, but itâ€™s not a repeating loop. At times, the loop changes, starts repeating a part of the theme. The material repeats, â€œsometimes exactly, at other times with additional processing or temporally shortened.â€
Adkins is examining and re-examining every single detail of the loop, over and over again, wondering why â€œrepetition is so psychoemotionally enticing even in melancholic works.â€
The answer to that question is hidden in these timeless 22 minutes.