Combat Astronomy. A strange name for an innovative project. At the border between harsh noise and experimentalism, James Huggett uses various sound sources, loops and distortion to create deep and complex tracks of ear blasting, cinematic noise.
"Hallelujah" is not only the follow-up to "Nostril", but also a definite step forward for Igorrr. An album which was for years in the making, it is the translation into tracks of very old ideas and the combination not only of styles, but also of many guest musician's talent. Together with several new singers and musicians, Igorrr has perfected here the concepts he had touched in his previous albums, improving his production and mixing breakcore, baroque classical music and metal in an even faster, more coherent and crazier way. Both from Igorrr solo and from his high-profile guests "Hallelujah" is the lorrrd's concentrate, the exhilarating, mad result of a perfectionist's tireless work. Get this on double gatefold LP (with the CD inside) / on CD / as digital files.
Ever-changing and ever progressing: over the course of a few years, 2methyl (formerly known as 2methylbulbe1ol) has developed an intricate, intense and particularly sharp sound, as demonstrated in a few records with the like of Niveau Zero and Hecq. "Orb" is his long awaited first adventure into drum'n'bass. 2methyl knows better than repeat and copy: "Orb" is a very clear, heavy, sharp and adding this musician's experience and experiments to beats which are sure to pack the dancefloor. An EP for the feet as much as for the brain from an artist to watch extremely closely. Get this on 12" / as digital files.
Four confirmed, veteran Ad Noiseam artists and a myriad of versions, edits and corrections ping-ponged between all of them. "Existence" and "Obey" are the carefully laid-out, detailled and fresh results of musicians having fun with each other's material and proving how at ease they are with both dubstep and drum'n'bass. DJ Hidden's sharpness, Broken Note's epic proportions, Niveau Zero's clever open-mindedness and Balkansky's meticulousness: yes they managed to pack all of this in these two highly cohesive tracks. A must-have for anybody into any of these acts. Get this on 12" / as digital files
The Teknoist is back, and he has a posse. "Trainwreck Magnetism" not only gathers the newest composition by one of the rare musicians who can combine the words "breakcore" and "pristine", but also his remixes for high profile friends such as Drumcorps, King Cannibal, Hecq and others. It's hard (very), sometimes dark, often angry, but also particularly varied. A highly rewarding album which satisfy both the urge to thrash around and the need for carefully crafted music, The Teknoist's new full-length is another crown for this pillar of the breakcore and hardcore sounds. (get this on CD / as digital files)
Stepping out of Australia's outback with a vengeance, Black Lung adds a bloody new chapter to his towering discography. A composer whose talent is rivalled only by his uncommon production techniques, David Thrussell applies a whole new recipe to his beats, noises and glitches on “The First Tender Cut” (and the accompanying “Soul Consumer” CD”). Darkly playful, twistedly uplifting, noisily organic and enriched with remix by Matta and Sir Real, this EP is a ride as wild as the bloody, insane sessions that saw its inception. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
With their début record, Matta bring the excitement back to dubstep. Shifting genres, adding weight, sharpening the production: this young duo come up with an immense three tracker that taps in a variety of style and unite influences into an enormous and coherent release. Not for weak soundsystems, but clearly for all bass addicts. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
The long wait is finally over. After two very remarked single 12" on Ad Noiseam, Broken Note unleash their first full length release, in the form of a CD featuring their past vinyl-only discography, plus a couple of tracks that had never been released on either formats and remixes by Hecq and Enduser. (Get this on CD / 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).
Mothboy is back and brought his friends Starkey and Lapsed & Nonnon with him for this return to heavy bass lines and club-filling beats. With a clean but massive A side and a grime-oriented flip, Ad Noiseam's favouritee London heavyweight wrecks subwoofers once again and shows that he's at the top of his games and ready to fill dancefloors. (get this on 12" / as mp3)
Exillon brings acid to IDM, speeds things up several notch, and bombs the dance floor with a high energy, unmissable album of catchy twisted club tunes. Tapping on his high production skills, "It's OK to Dance" brings back life to twisted beats and complex rhythms and does it all with a smile. It's OK to take the acid test, and certainly impossible to resist. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
Honestly, it can't get any better: Bong-Ra and Enduser get together for a big kill. Touring together in Europe in the Winter of 2007, they have paired here to offer an ear-shattering, subwoofer-wrecking, dancefloor-packing record which combinates the best of both artist. From Bong-Ra fast edits and forceful beats to Enduser's infectious bass lines and crunchy drums, "The Kill" is this piece of music that anyboy even remotely interested in breakcore will enjoy and cherish. Deadly. (Get this on CD / on 12" / as mp3)
Cdatakill's talent blossoms fully with “Valentine”, an album of deep beauty. Here's what happens (for the best) when one of the most renowned name of breakcore trades the fast beat for a dub-heavy trip-hop, while still integrating challenging sounds and ideas. A very mature, interesting and beautiful album full of surprises and intensity. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
New full length album by the Dutch sonic devil Bong-Ra. Signing here an upcoming classic of the genre, full of a mature, accessible sound relying on demonic basses and monstrous riffing, and enlisting such vocalists as Atari Teenage Riot's Hanin Elias, Drop The Lime and Mike Redman. Bong-Ra proves here that downtempo can be as suffocating, sinister and efficient as hectic BPMs, and focus on twisting his trademark rave stabs into a mean and wicked dance floor marvel. (Get this on 2x12" / as mp3)
In 2004, Lynn Standafer made you move your belly to the sound of his "Bollywood Breaks" (adn41), and returns here with a record paying tribute to one of his best known track, the hard, rocket-propelled "Beatdown". Pressed onto vinyl for the first time, this treat for daring DJs comes along with new, reworked versions. (Get this as mp3)
Two years after the colossal "Radio 1940", in which James Keeler had transcribed his conceptions of the 40's into music, Wilt is back with a new album (his third on Ad Noiseam), looking this time definitely further ahead. Progressing from his mostly atmospheric works, Wilt now integrates new elements into his encompassing sound, implementing cut-ups, modern electronics and a multitude of different styles. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
Following his critically acclaimed "Irony is" album on Mute Records, the musician behind 2nd Gen presents here his new project, Uniform, with the first album of this mysterious act. "Not a word": a disc that does contain words, but will you find them? Who knows what they are saying, and why? (Get this on CD).
"Subfusc", the first album by the rhythmic noise prodigy Tarmvred. Energy, speed, complexity, diversity. Here are the keywords of "Subfusc", an album that will surprise a lot of people set a new standard for the rhythmic noise genre, and definitely offer more than the usual release of this kind, somewhere between industrial rhythms and hard techno. Includes a remix by Converter.(Get this as mp3)