Taking their name from Philip K. Dicks book, ?Clans of the Alphane Moon?, this Welsh outfit show a fondness for out there drones and cosmic ambient, revealing a remarkable resemblance to Stars Of The Lid masterpiece, ?The Tired Sounds of Stars the Lid?.
The lack of information about this project - only a tracklist, email address and postage address is to be found on the paper that accompanies my copy ? makes for a foggy yet fascinating journey through clouds of smoothly distorted feedback. Over time there have been many ways to experience and describe ambient music, mostly mentioning all kinds of space metaphors, but on ?Made of Flowers Full of Stars? Alphane Moon miraculously finds a way to top all those worn out ambient versus space clich?s. Yet it all sounds so simple, as if this music has always been there.
?Made of Flowers? could have been buzzing through our milkyway for millions of years, withheld from earth through our thick atmosphere. The fourteen minute track shifts from a subdued ambient affair to a hazy mist of processed guitars with an almost orchestral quality to it. Only two tracks on this album from which ?Full of Stars? is the shortest, clocking in at a slight 4,5 minutes it?s pulsating with life, tiny bubbles of sound turning into a cosmic drone orchestra. Unfortunately it all ends as it started, with a slight whisper, leaving me craving for more as I search for my beloved ?The Tired Sounds of the Stars of the Lid? copy to continue my journey through all of the space clich?s I can think of. 8/10 -- Joris Heemskerk (27 June, 2006)