In 2013 L.I.E.S. Records founder Ron Morelli left New York for Paris. And in 2019 he left the world of club for ambient. 'Man Walks The Earth' is his debut for Collapsing Market, and sees the producer embracing the likes of Daphne OramDelia Derbyshire and Laurie Spiegel for an album that is intensely reflective.

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Man Walks The Earth by Ron Morelli
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8/10 Ant 18 July 2019

The fifth album from L.I.E.S. bossman Ron Morelli - his first outside of Dominick Fernow’s Hospital Productions label. Sounds like he’s rinsed the grit from his machines for 'Man Walks The Earth' coming via Paris imprint Collapsing Market. It’s a stylistic shift from previous work - although the sonic aesthetic is similar in a sense - where previous output probed the darker recesses and shadows of life on earth - the sleaze of the city etc. This seems to have panned outwards into the blackness of space and into an ominous sci-fi zone. The production has something of the spirit of primitive (yet clearly advanced) early electronic music. Tod Dockstader, Laurie Spiegel, Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram are all mentioned in the accompanying text which are all good reference points. However, the overwhelming thing I get from it is kinda like if Nurse With Wound’s ‘Soliloquy for Lilith’ and ‘Space Music’ records mutated into a third album that coulda soundtracked Tarkovsky masterpiece ‘Solaris’ or Kubrick’s genius ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

Can’t say I was blown away on the first couple of spins, but I think this is one that needs to be played exactly at the right time - am gonna hit play just after twilight and let it do its thing...


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