Listen to Disappears’ new track ‘Halcyon Days’, taken from their upcoming album Irreal (released via Kranky 19th January 2015)‏

December 10, 2014


   Ahead of Irreals January 19th release on Kranky, the Quietus have premiered ‘Halcyon Days’, which samples Disappears in their most potent form. Here’s their take on the track… “Processed, reedy pulses echo briefly before being cut dead in the left channel, stubby chugs itch away in the right, the whole coaxing out an atmosphere of fraught, slightly doomy angst, brought even closer by Brian Case’s droning, monotonous vocals. Admittedly things do let up, as more resonant guitar lines spill out, glossing the track with a reverb’ed sheen as the track closes, but it feels like the Chicago outfit’s most icily focussed offering yet.”


About the album…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.
Track list:
1. Interpretation
2. I _ O
3. Another Thought
4. Irreal
5. OUD
6. Halcyon Days
7. Mist Rites
8. Navigating the Void
 Stream ‘Another Thought’ via Soundcloud
Tour dates:
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

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