The ‘DISAPPEARER’ story is an abstract and conflicted one, loosely based around moral codes handed down through generations, reinterpreted, debated and enforced, followed and broken. What happens when a threat is posed? Is the answer diluted to the simple fact of survival by any and all means necessary? Does instinct take precedence over all? This cycle is full of contradiction feeding back in its most primitive animalistic and oft brutal of levels, many questions left unanswered. Who becomes the disappeared and who becomes the disappearer?
Two years since his last releases for Hospital Productions, Ron Morelli returns with DISAPPEARER.
DISAPPEARER claws and tears its way through 13 tracks at 54 minutes long, touching upon everything from cold stripped back electronics, to hints of 90s Hague scum techno, to grim passages reminiscent of early tape minimalists, the amalgamation forms a nasty sonic narrative that reaches an explosive unsettling apex. This is a definitive return to tense, urgent punk roots. the minimal beat construction, unexpected acid burned vocals, and stark atmospheres touch upon Morelli’s full spectrum of influences with signature rusted razor production.
Composed over the last two years in various foul states, the album is a fusion of base level hardware programming, open room mic recordings and extensive computer processing, all finalized in the Paris studio of Krikor Kouchian.
Compositionally, Morelli has fused the brute immediacy of his then controversial now cult ‘Spit’ debut album with intricate compositional cut-ups of cassette culture with the updated crushing production having circled and lived Europe’s nightclub circuit for close to a decade.