Monnik ( monk ) is an apt moniker for this Belgian-based experimental one-man band. Monnik wants to explore the boundaries of spiritual isolation, making his musical drones almost ascetic meditations. Layer upon layer of sounds and textures evoke an almost shamanistic if not religious atmosphere, in order to captivate the audience. After having crafted his musical explorations for years, and testing them on numerous live occasions, the time is finally right to officially release his debut. Vondeling ( foundling ) is comprised of two long tracks, ranging from vulnerable ambient to harsher droning sounds. These dynamics hint at Monnik s fascination for shamanistic and tribal traditions as well as the uncompromising wall of sound of the no-wave scene. The remarkably mature output of a very promising one-man soundscaper!