Inspired by the definition of Moire in Stevenger’s previous post, I looked into the 2001 album “Loop-finding-jazz-records” by German artist Jan Jelinek, which features a couple of tracks called Moire. I’m not fully aware of the technique used to make these compositions, but the I believe the gist of it is that he took many microsamples (under 1 second in length), applied some modulation to them within the sampler and then layered them up to create a dense yet mellow sound aesthetic. This extract from a review by Self on discogs.com says it better than I could in my own words:
The album has been one of my favourites since I first bought it and despite noticing used CD prices starting at £33 on Discogs, I was not in the slightest bit tempted to sell my copy. Loop-finding-jazz-records is perfect as an ambient soundtrack whilst working, walking or for listening to at home as late night background music. It has not aged a bit in the 16 years since its release.