Post Tagged with: "Michael Morton"

Displacer :: The Face You Deserve (Hymen)

A solid, and aggressive outing of adventurous, forward-thinking, and layered electronic music that deserves attention in 2017 Best Of lists. Displacer, also known as Michael Morton (head of The Crime League imprint), certainly knows how to keep himself busy with music, art, and all things creative. With an expansive discography spanning 14-years, we’ve seen the […]

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Displacer :: Electric Dreams (The Crime League)

An assured and mature sound that manages to rescue IDM from its solipsistic focus on conceptual electronica. Displacer’s Electric Dreams is an often dark, moody and dystopian take on maximalist electronica. Combining the sounds of figures like the recently reappeared Tim Exile with a futuristic aesthetic, Displacer—Canadian producer Michael Morton—gives us eight tracks of his […]

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Five questions for The Crime League

The Crime League is a Toronto-based music label originally established in 2006 as an outlet for b-sides of the electronic music project Displacer. It has since gone on to become a tee shirt label & design agency, but not forgetting its roots in music culture. Now, in 2013, it returns to give you a series […]

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Displacer :: Curse of the Black Lotus EP (Crime League)

Three remixes—one of them by waveTangent—and two originals dip back and forth between rusty machines, faded oscillators and lively audio deconstruction. Michael Morton digs deep into his roots for the Curse of the Black Lotus, delving into darkened drum’n bass and post-industrialism with a positive slant. Synths rummage through tangled drums as the prolific Toronto, […]

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Displacer :: Foundation (Hymen)

A mixture of solids, liquids and opaque gases, each piece rattles effortlessly as a series of ingredients melt together in a fuzzy subatomic layer. Submerging ambience, rugged beats and smoldering bass, Foundation peals yet another layer of Displacer’s inspiring audio-visual skills. [Release page] I’ll step forward right now—a slight bias towards Michael Morton’s Displacer alias […]

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DISPLACER :: Renaissance Festival Mix (Re-Edit)

Fresh off of his latest outing with Tympanik Audio (Night Gallery), Displacer (aka Michael Morton) performed live in Montreal, Canada at the Renaissance Festival (November 2011) celebrating 10 years of Ad Noiseam and Chromosome Syndicate. The mix was recently re-edited for Digital::Nimbus radio (Show #438) and now made available to igloomag.com readers. Layers of darkened […]

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Displacer :: Night Gallery (Tympanik Audio)

Layers of darkened tones are spread throughout, however, the post-industrial insignia associated with Displacer is stripped away in place of a more plasmic flow of evolved production skills. Trying to string together words describing Displacer‘s latest is easier said than done, and after having listened to the album several times, each experience sheds a previously […]

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