DISAPPEARS ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF IRREAL ON KRANKY,
JANUARY 19TH 2015, TOUR DATES AND TRACK LIST BELOW
Irreal, the fifth long player from Chicago’s Disappears, is another trip down the rabbit hole.
The album plays out as a dream sequence – hazed dub landscapes give way to the groupʼs most experimental and open music yet. If their last album Era confirmed the fact that Disappears are on their own trip, then Irreal is where it kicks in.
Eternalism, roboethics, identity – the album is a Ballardian mix of imperfect melodies, half thoughts and good ol’ dystopian modernity. It is a masterclass in texture, pace and control. Produced by John Congleton at famed Chicago recording institution Electrical Audio, Irreal sits in the negative space where art rock and post punk collapse onto each other.
Irreal is the sound of Disappears reporting back from The Void.
2. I _ O
3. Another Thought
6. Halcyon Days
7. Mist Rites
8. Navigating the Void
11/22 at mca [chicago] performing David Bowie “Low”
01/22 at les trinitaires [metz]
01/23 at l’amalgame [yverdon les bains]
01/28 at marche gare [lyon]
01/29 at la bobine [grenoble]
01/30 at maroquinerie [paris]
01/31 at eko [utrecht]
02/01 at hafenkland [hamburg]
02/02 at berghain kantine [berlin]
02/03 at king georg [cologne]
02/04 at rotown [rotterdam]
02/05 at beursschouwburg [brussels] w/ The Oscillation
02/06 at lexington [london] w/ The Oscillation
“For Chicago based quartet Disappears, time seems to move at a different, altogether more indeterminate pace. Era is a work of magic; a record you could lose days or even weeks in, without noticing at all.” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“The sounds on this album are washed down with a heavy glug of psychedelia, all coated with spacious yet churning chugs of unrelenting guitar. It’s equally rhythmic and capacious throughout. ‘Ultra’ drives with the manic pounce and malevolence of Throbbing Gristle while ‘Elite Typical’ is a prolonged, sinister death dance groove that grumbles with Liars and PiL-like mania and allurement. Disappears are a group capable of forging new identities and personalities with every record.” – LOUD AND QUIET
“Still uptight and still dark, their most austere album to date takes a step back to when goth wasn’t yet a cliché and really did mean music which explored what lies hidden in shadows. Era is potent, but it offers no comfort.” – THE ARTS DESK