Release Date: Dec 10, 2013
Record label: Forced Exposure
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
When L.I.E.S. released American Noise at the end of last year, it was the culmination of an incredible ascent. By now Ron Morelli's label is no longer a scrappy underdog—it spent 2013 at the top, releasing more than a dozen EPs and three albums. Music For Shut-Ins caps off the year the same way its predecessor did, with one disc of highlights from the past year and another filled with new tunes.The first half of Music For Shut-Ins basks in the label's abrasive sonics.
Ron Morelli isn't here to make friends. After two years and change of simmering in obscurity, the sometimes-producer, mostly-curator's Long Island Electrical Systems imprint enjoyed a profile-raising 2012, emerging as one of the most thrilling American dance labels in a field that's typically dominated by European voices. The chatter surrounding L.I.E.S.' quiet climb served as a reminder that the New York City's still an embarrassment of riches when it comes to forward-thinking producers and DJs.
Various Artists — Music for Shut-Ins (L.I.E.S.)This time last year, Ron Morelli’s Long Island Electrical Systems imprint was just hitting its stride as house music’s go-to label and sonic pacesetter. True to form, American Noise feels like a long time ago: In the 12 months since last winter’s double-disc anthology, the New York-based label has churned out some 28 releases and shot from LIES-019 to LIES-041 (with a handful of 0.5 designations thrown in for good measure). If you thought the label was everywhere this past year, you were right.Two things strike you in listening to American Noise’s spiritual sequel, the generous 2013 wrap-up Music for Shut-Ins.