Hospital Productions & L.I.E.S: Vatican Shadow, Ron Morelli
Pvre Matrix, Dual Action, Becka Diamond, Brandon Stosuy
98 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Doors 10:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Dominick Fernow might be best known for his industrial incantations under the Prurient moniker, but in recent months his attention has shifted towards a different outlet. Fernow's interest in electronic music (from the clamorous grind of Muslimgauze to the recently defunct Sandwell District imprint) has been well documented, and it comes to a frothy head with his Vatican Shadow project. Revolving around themes gleaned from Iraq war propaganda and yellowing stacks of newspaper clippings, the tracks on 'Kneel Before Religious Icons' are a perfect representation of Fernow's modus operandi. Behind a wall of tape hiss, drum machine rhythms beat out memories of early Ministry and AFX while sickly FM synthesizer pads crawl and heave into the abyss. Like much of Fernow's output prior to this, the emphasis is on society's darker crevices, but Vatican Shadow is steeped in an alarming mystery and sulfuric smoke that is sure to surprise recent converts.
There is a scene slowly rising to the surface with acts such as Demdike Stare, The Haxan Cloak and Raime renewing our interest in the darker side of industrial electronic music, and Fernow has created a sound with Vatican Shadow that acknowledges this while retaining faded and singular. 'Kneel Before Religious Icons' is electronic music fished from the troubled depths of militarized suspicion, and all the better for it.
It’s hard to over-state the influence Ron Morelli has had on contemporary electronic music world over the last ten years. As head of the vital L.I.E.S. label, and as a DJ and a producer, he has, in his own words, “unintentionally” shaken things up with a forward thinking sonic aesthetic which evolved from a tight knit group in his local NYC scene. Now globally recognised (and often imitated) Morelli is known as the centerpiece of this new wave, continuing to confound expectation with each new move, always with the goal of evolving in one form or another.
Diverse as a dj, Ron is known to play across the board, equally skilled delving into the worlds of techno, house, or even disco depending on the circumstances at hand, his years behind the counter at A1 fueling his knowledge. As a producer he has released numerous EPs and three albums that all showcase a diverse breadth and depth in their approaches, none sticking to a single formula. He's back at Good Room in March, playing late into the night on our new d&b system. Special guests to be announced soon.
Playing live using analog synths, drum machines and electronics.
$10.00 - $20.00
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