It's been a year and a half since we posted the trailer to "Sundays" (we've seen worse), a sci-fi short movie created by director Mischa Rozema and his Postpanic crew and sporting a full score by Ben Lukas Boysen (which I guess some people still know better as Hecq). This tour de force has finally been completed and can be watched online for free here or below.
There is a bit of "Inception", a bit of "The Matrix" and a bit of "District 9" in there, both in the storyline and the visuals. Make sure to turn up the volume really high, though, and let the music encompass you, as it adds a lot to the visual effects to support the script (which is apparently working quite well, according to this story about Warner Bros buying the rights to a full length version). Sit back, press play, and lift your glasses to Ben Lukas Boysen for this.
Friday Freebie: people are screaming, raving and asking for more in the background of this live recording of Swarm Intelligence playing live in Berlin last week (remember, this was the gig which was introduced by .this other free set) Not only does it show how closer you get when recording from the room than from the mixing table, but also that this gig went down very well with Berlin's heavy techno audience.
Swarm Intelligence is playing at the Elektroanschlag festival in eastern Germany this week-end, keeping on his live showcase of his "Faction" album. Will he play the same beat-driven set? We'll report and very probably have something for everybody to listen to. In the meantime, enjoy these 10 minutes of Swarm Intelligence live at Modulate.
Ad Noiseam podcast: Semiomime, the calmer, more cinematic and electronica minded project by Noel Wessels (also known as DJ Hidden and one half of The Outside Agency) embarks today on a new series of four podcasts, each linked to a particular season, which will end in the Winter of 2015 / 2016 with a follow-up album to his "From Memory" debut (Ad Noiseam adn139, 2011).
While "From Memory" and the "Six Steps" EP were somewhat claustrophobic and highly evocative pieces of cinematic music, this "Spring" part of the "Nocturne" series is a somewhat gritty and ambient trip. Starting with Cordell Klier's sharp and very cold glitches, then featuring material from such a wide array of musicians as Oneohtrix Point Never, Wilt, Xela, Deaf Center or Sigur Ros, this "Spring" showcases an often overlooked side of Noel Wessels's tastes and talents, and might give us hints of what to expect with Semiomime's sophomore album.
Friday Freebie: Swarm Intelligence doesn't spend much time away from his computer, distortion pedals or mixer. We've already featured twosets from this Berlin-based, Irish-born artist in our Friday Freebies series recently, and here comes a third. The DJ set which you can listen to here or below was commissioned by Berlin's Modulate crew, who invited him to play at their latest party on March 21st (this is tomorrow at the time of writing).
Noisy as ever, heavier on the techno side than usual, this DJ set contains material by Swarm Intelligence (some of which from his "Faction" album) as well as from like-minded artists. Click play to listen to this perfect way to kick-start your week-end.
Ad Noiseam is happy to announce its first release for 2015, Gore Tech's new multi-format "Futurphobia" (adn185). Coming out on vinyl and CD as well as as a limited-edition poster-print and as digital files, this follow-up to 2013's "Machine Throne" will be available on April 13th. You can already pre-order it all (12" / CD / poster / digital) and listen to excerpts from all the tracks there. Click below for a video teaser to this powerful yet somber release.