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A Gathering Together is Ron Morelli’s second full-length for Hospital Productions: a ‘techno’ cacophony brought to its granular detail and reduced to its most elemental tonal depths. A cohesive fusion of surreal and feverish deja vu loops, brittle noise, fucked rhythms, scrap metal percussions, pro-one metal synths, and an injection of near-buried, Drano vocal samples, it’s a fearsome celebration of brokenness, of amplified surroundings.
Stereo-shifting drones and driving rhythms that tell the stories of those now gone, more a soundtrack for a wake than 4/4 crafted for the dancefloor. There’s a naked anxiety at work that doesn’t turn away from loss, but runs with an excited melancholy that looks to a future that won’t exist. The boldness of the gestures are not to be confused with exuberance.
With this effort Morelli has shown remarkable restraint and patience most notably highlighted on title track ‘A Gathering Together.’ An intense cut born from rapid-paced dead-end urban environments that force people together. It’s a calling to do more, include more, and celebrate the many forms within those inconspicuous places.
Upon numerous listens, it’s clear the sound design is a reflection of heavy compositional themes that suggest a greater whole. This is hard, dirty techno–humid, reduced, bare bones, yet dense and dissolved to its electronic soil.
Heavy without being oppressive, it is the culmination of many elements pulled from all spheres of modern electronics, eaten, digested, and spit back out. Produced at the end of 2014, with final mixdown and additional production in spring 2015 by Krikor Kouchian and Ron Morelli in Paris, Hospital Productions is proud to offer A Gathering Together.
About Ron Morelli:
Quietly kicking around the New York City underground since the late-nineties, Ron Morelli started the L.I.E.S. label in 2010 as an outlet to release the music of a tight knit group of friends who were making tracks around the city. What started as a small project to release his own music and those of local producers, the label slowly evolved as more people came out of the woodwork with their contributions.
As time has progressed, the label continues on to be a highly respected institution and consistent mainstay in the weird world of off center electronic music. Releases have come from the likes of artists as diverse as techno pioneer Adam-X, Dutch synth master Legowelt, Black Dice‘s Eric Copeland, upstart house producer Delroy Edwards, and Miami native Greg Beato all appeared on L.I.E.S. expansive roster.
2013 and 2014 saw Morelli step a bit further into the production realm, releasing two albums and one 12 inch for New York City’s Hospital Productions imprint run by Dominick Fernow. He continues to work closely with Hospital with regards to his production and DJ’s on a weekly basis around the globe.
He will be touring in support of the record in September, hear the title track and see the tour dates below!
9/4 Dallas, TX @ TBA
9/5 Houston, TX @ Jet Lounge
9/6 Austin, TX @ North Door
9/11 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA (Mount Analog)
9/12 San Francisco, CA @ F8 (Surface Tension)
9/17 Washington, DC @ U-Street w/ Pearson Sound and Beautiful Swimmers (Amalgamation)
9/18 Detroit, MI @ TBA
9/19 Chicago, IL @ TBA w/ DJ Skull
9/25 Montreal, QC @ Espace Reunion (Never Apart)
A Gathering Together
1. Cross Waters
2. In Secret
3. New Dialect
4. A Gathering Together
5. The Story Of Those Gone
6. Desert Ocean
7. Voices Rise
8. To Celebrate Through The Storm
9. Dock Splinters