Boomkat Product Review:
Moa Pillar returns with his second LP, ‘Hymns’, on Karelian label Full of Nothing.
"Offering up five tracks of transcendental heavy bass and beats, Moa Pillar aka Fedor Pereverzev, slams the worlds of authentic folk, tribal music, forward thinking electronica and dark techno together, unapologetically creating illuminating effects on his latest LP. Refusing to follow convention, Pereverzev produces his own, soul elevating sound art with his eclectic textures and sounds.
Each track on ‘Hymns’ challenges the traditional meaning of its namesake. Even the meditative ‘And the Moon Stopped’ has an undercurrent of darkness offering, itself listening like a sacrifice to the higher energies. Developing a niche sound the producer explains; “my music is all about energy, no physics, it’s about the spirit”.
Pereverzev first rose to prominence during his late teens after setting new age trends in the Russian beats scene circa 2009. Two years after the excellent ‘Hunting' EP, Moa Pillar began to experiment with harder sounds and different forms, leading him to the sounds he creates today. Outside of Moa Pillar, Pereverzev is one of Russia’s leading sound designers and co-founder of audio-production studio, Monoleak – they have recorded music for the likes of NASA and Mercedes. He has also enjoyed great success with film Bonfires and Stars premiered at Visions du Reel Festival, which follows him to the Caucasus where he collaborated with local folk musicians."