Boomkat Product Review:
Forgetabout was Qua's debut album back in 2001, now getting a reissue 6 years down the line. Qua is the alias of Melbourne-based electronic producer Cornel Wilczek, who since releasing this album has toured with like-minded electronica moguls such as Four Tet, Caribou, Clue To Kalo and Triosk. The music here makes for a slightly more abstract listening experience than that list of artists might suggest, however. Forgetabout is sparing with its use of beats, but heavy on atmospherics, recalling Fennesz on 'Vienna' and 'Generating Set'. Other pieces, like 'Broadcast', with its acoustic guitar arpeggios and low-key drum machine, and the shoegaze-referencing title track amply demonstrate that Wilczek knows when to switch his granular plugins off and strive for a more naturalistic, organic sound. Lovely.