With three ground-breaking albums in 3 years for the revered French label M-Tronic, Michael Morton, Toronto-based electronic music composer and visual artist, has established himself as a driving force in the world of modern dark electronic music.
Performing live with such legendary acts as Xingu Hill, S:cage, Terrorfakt, Converter, Manufactura, Haujobb, Fixmer/McCarthy, and Legendary Pink Dots, a multitude of remix credits and compilation appearances, and sharp imaginative digital artwork under the alias Anti/Matter, Morton has more than earned his place among the ranks of the greatest electronic musicians of all time.
In 2008, Displacer joined the Tympanik Audio family for his concept album titled ‘The Witching Hour‘. Working from classic horror movie samples, crackling analog records, chilling atmospheres, and trip-hop beats, ‘The Witching Hour‘ introduces a new chapter in the Displacer legacy with undeniable style. Featuring remixes by L’ombre, Diff_Cult, Larvae, ESA, and Autoclav1.1, ‘The Witching Hour‘ is “just a beautiful and emotionally poignant piece of music…” [Chain DLK] and “…a great accomplishment.” [Gothtronic].
2009 saw a new release by Displacer titled ‘X Was Never Like This…‘ which featured collaborations by Mark Thibideau, Daniel Myer (Haujobb / Architect), Keef Baker, Broken Fabiola (Manufactura), Famine, Lucidstatic, Marching Dynamics, and the heavenly vocals of Victoria Lloyd (Claire Voyant / HMB), all packaged in a unique design by Crime League. A fond musical excursion no doubt, ‘X Was Never Like This…‘ is “…pretty, endearing, and often melancholy“ [Auxiliary Magazine] and “…proves to be a record where all aspects of the music of Displacer fall perfectly in place” [Gothronic].
In 2009, Displacer offered a new progressive digital EP ‘Lost Mission‘ available exclusively as a free download from Tympanik Audio. ‘Lost Mission‘ sees Displacer returning to his darkened roots with a gritty new track + a tight collection of additional paranormal phenomenons including remixes by Coordinates, Displacer, Gus & Griz, L’Ombre, and S:cage.
One of Tympanik Audio’s most beloved artist returns with his first full-length album in five years. A mosaic of Displacer’s unique and vast repartee of styles, ‘Night Gallery‘ may possibly be his most mature and focused album to date. Mastered by Mike Wells (02, Gridlock) with stunning artwork on 4-panel digipak by Crime League, Displacer ‘Night Gallery‘ CD is available now on Tympanik Audio.
- 2012: Foundation [Hymen Records]
- 2011: Night Gallery [Tympanik Audio]
- 2009: Lost Mission EP [Tympanik Audio]
- 2009: X Was Never Like This [Tympanik Audio]
- 2008: The Witching Hour [Tympanik Audio]
- 2006: Cage Fighter’s Lullaby [M-tronic]
- 2006: B(uddha)-Sides [Crime League]
- 2006: Remixes For Free? [Crime League]
- 2004: Arroyo [M-Tronic]
- 2003: Moon_Phase [M-tronic]
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