A work in two acts, Larvae's third full length album is a perfect snapshot of this band's tastes and talents. With a touching and poetic first part made of epic guitar melodies and drony atmospheres and a second act going back to Larvae's beatier and heavier "Monster Music" past, "Loss Leader" is at times poignant, at times playful. Another well thought step forward for the band (in two directions at once), and another impressive work for Larvae.(Get this on CD / as mp3)
Broken Note puts the grist back in dubstep for their first record on Ad Noiseam, and demonstrate how heavy, dark and efficient this genre can be. Shattered, colossal and bridging dubstep and breakcore, the two tracks on this 12” are guaranteed to pack dancefloors and ruin a few subwoofers. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
Hard, relentless, creative, monstrous, and still friendly: The Teknoist's first full length album is a storm of shattered pounding beats, anthemic riffs, and aggressive breaks. And still, it is also a humane and deep work that knows when to take the time to seduce its listener. Between the most insane moshpit and inventive melodies, here comes hurricane of yet uncharted magnitude. (Get this on CD / on 12" / as mp3).
All good things are three: Abelcain and Cdatakill, two of the most essential breakcore act to have ever graced this scene, pair up once again on "Passage", a full length CD presenting for the first time their tracks from the "Six Stigmata" and "Playing with Knives" record, enriched by four new collaborations. Hard-hitting, highly varied and presenting anew some cornerstone material of the breakcore sound, "Passage" is a mandatory release not only for fans of these two veterans, but for anybody who intends on understanding what breakcore is about. (Get this on CD / as mp3).
A bridge between their first album on Planet Mu and the forthcoming second one on Ad Noiseam, the "Mutations EP" is The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble's coming of age. Profound and organic but dark and impressive, it is a perfect rendition of the ensemble's live shows and the proof that there is still something fresh to be done at the meeting point of post-rock, jazz and drones. A deeply emotional and original trip. (Get this on CD / on 12" / as mp3)
Sickboy's exhilarating, enthusiastic and insane-as-ever fifth full length album features this musician's most infectious, catchiest and most efficient material. While the noise might be gone for good, Sickboy's new clothes are of the colourful party kind. Mixing old school rave, new school electro, breaks and madness, Sickboy hits the nail on its head and invites everybody to play, rave and party non-stop. Refreshing! (Get this on CD / as mp3).
The second volume of two, this record is the vinyl pendant to Sickboy's "Time to Play" CD, released by Ad Noiseam at the end of 2008. It features five tracks from the CD version and the vinyl exclusive "Gegen Haters". (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
Cardopusher's long awaited second album is to be taken literally. Uniting a heavy but fresh blend of dubstep with exhilarating breakcore and mash up, Cardopusher delivers a passionate and highly efficient album as only this incomparable musician could deliver. Original, hot, anthemic, and masterfully executed. "Unity Means Power" is a coming of age and a perfect example of Cardopusher's current display of insolent talent. Dancefloors unite! (Get this on 2x12" / as mp3)
Somatic Responses come back to Ad Noiseam with an album in which they re-invent their sound and finally put on record their taste for fresh and warmer sounds. Bridging their talented production with dubstep and rethinking their music, the Healy brothers have slowed things down, added more weight to their tracks, and are ready to out-bass pretty much everybody else. Reformation, renewal and re-establishment indeed! (Get this on CD / as mp3)