Striving (and succeeding) and mix both beautiful soundscapes and challenging your ears, Lapsed writes poetic tracks but never falls into kitsch, moves forward and yet is far more than joyless experimentation. Fresh and soulful, two words that well describe this "Twilight". (Get this on CD / as mp3)
The driving force behind most of today's electronic music from Ukraine, Andrey Kiritchenko has been both a radio and video in Kharkov, and is at the origins of the Nexsound label, a hive of Ukrainian acts whose talent is slowly being recognized worldwide. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
Ad Noiseam goes vinyl with this split that bridges the Atlantic ocean and brings together two of the best acts one can think of, when it comes to production quality and originality in atmospheric music.
"Amidst a spacious fabric" is the third full length album by Wilt, the dark ambient american project that surprised the whole genre with his debut "The Black Box Aesthetics" in 2000. James Keeler, the man behind Wilt, creates encompassing atmospheres made of deep drones, slow soundscapes and a lot of variations, using original sound sources that bring something interesting to a style where blend electronics are too often prominant.(Get this as mp3)
Swarm Intelligence's first album for Ad Noiseam is the densest and most interesting piece of beat-driven industrial music that has been sent our way in the recent times. Drawing from a past in IDM and techno as well as his involvement in Berlin's current new noise scene, Swarm Intelligence marries here some of the heaviest basses around with an uncompromising level of distortion and astute beats. Heavy, enthralling, modern, dark: an impressive new step by a musician to watch (and listen to) very closely. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)
On his 2011 demo, here completed, remastered and re-designed, Oyaarss already expressed all that made of his "Bads" album such a widely praised work: the intense analog noise, the bass-heavy droning, and most of all the implacable, misanthropic atmospheres. "Smaida Greizi Nakamiba": "The Future Smiles Wryly", but also very loud, as Oyaarss's music (here supported by three other Latvian musicians) sings the tune of decay and rust. Exigent, massive and calling the deepest pits of its listener's ears and soul, this album underlines Oyaarss's talent, while displaying another side of his vast repertoire.Get this on LP+CD / on CD / as digital files.
DJ Hidden's third full length album is such a rich and encompassing experience that a few words can't do justice to its diversity and sharpness. A seamless combination of all of Noel Wessels's projects and tastes, it takes its listeners from the calmest, most evocative ambiences to the fastest, most pounding dancefloor highs. Nobody writes a track like DJ Hidden does, and we highly doubt that anybody is going to catch up with a musician whose blasts outside his expected boundaries with such commanding force, as “Enclosed” is a lot more than a regular album. (Get this on double CD / as digital files)
Gathering the tracks from the "Fraktals" and "Simetría" EPs as well as two exclusive new tracks and a remix of a Niveau Zero original, "Adhesion" is the crowning release of Balkansky and Loop Stepwalker's collaboration. A tour de force in precision, strength and toughness, this full length album unfolds its massive low end, efficient beats and larger-than-life basslines with insolent talent, catchiness and bold weight. A new essential albums demonstrating the strength of well written, imaginative and original hard dubstep. (get this on CD / as digital files)
Truth through diversity: Hecate breaks a long period of silence with an EP on which four of her closest collaborators get to remix and mash up material from her "Brew Hideous" album. From the fast paced breakcore of the Amboss and Vile Enginez remixes to the solemnity of the White Darkness (a.k.a. Bong-Ra) and Slutmachine ones, Hecate's music gets revealed and amplified under each of its aspect. Let is be heard that the reigning queen of breakcore is back, not alone, and with a vengeance. (get this on 12" / as digital files)
Matta's second record for Ad Noiseam comes out as this duo is receiving praises from all ends of the dubstep scene (and beyond). Driven, hard and very efficient, the title track has packed dancefloors all year with its gritty bassline and deep drops. On the B side, things might get only a little bit humane, as Matta deliver a couple more tunes featuring their signature majestic melodies and glitches. Massive, very detailed, fresh: another proof of this duo's remarkable and remarked talent. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
The first album by France's best known dubstep export, "In_Sect" is a boundary-free wild ride through the many forms of modern bass music. Featuring collaborations with such artists as Ben Sharpa, Broken Note, Hecq and The Unik, it is a new statement of Niveau Zero's talent and his take at concert hall-friendly heavy tracks. Heavy dubstep, hip-hop, metal and breaks collide here to form a massive and addictive collection. An ear-opener against musical sectarianism, as well as a perfect album to spin or dance to. Get this on CD / as mp3
This 12" is the second volume of "The Words Below"'s limited vinyl edition. Ad Noiseam is releasing three 12" called "The Words Below Limited Vinyl Series" (in September, October and December 2009) as a vinyl pendant to DJ Hidden's "The Words Below" second full length album (coming out on CD). The first two volume contain three tracks each, appearing in slightly different versions than on the CD (to be slightly more DJ friendly). The third volume will contain two remixes (not included on the CD) by DJ Hidden and Eye-D (the other half of The Outside Agency). (Get this on 12" / 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)
With “Stab City”, Math Head finally presents on wax a new testimony of his insolent skills at creating ever changing, massive dubstep. Never loosing the dancefloor from its sight, but including a lot of innovative elements to this genre and not afraid of mixing the club appeal with wider sensibilities, he comes up here again with a highly impressive record that does justice to his extensive talent. Here comes highly efficient, fresh and hard dubstep record you have been waiting for. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
15 years since his début and 5 since his last studio album: Mick Harris breaks the silence and delivers with "Stealth" one of his most massive works so far. Staying faithful to his trademark sound, this corner-stone of a musician, constantly redefining the boundaries of electronic music, delivers here 8 salvoes of monumental bass, sparse dry beats and deep drones. Let it be heard: Scorn is back. (Get this on CD / on 2x12" / as mp3)
Dancefloor droids rejoice! For his first release on vinyl, Madrid's forefront producer AZ-Rotator puts his complex dynamic beats to good use, and make them pay homage to old-school rave. Razor-sharp and crystal clear, the freaky vintage disco breaks are here to recombine complexity and club-appeal. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
“The Madlands” trilogy is the gathering of three thematically and stylistically linked mini-albums composed by New York-based classical musician and electronic composer Mad EP, who takes here his listener through a non-linear collection of his most laid-back, personal and instrumental works. A deeply personal work displaying the heart of what Mad EP is, “The Madlands” is an essential compendium of many stories and tales turned into sound. (Get this on CD / as mp3).
A year and a half after the release of "Twilight", Lapsed presents a second album combining his glitch and cuts approach with a strong hip-hop feel. All along eleven tracks (enriched by a remix by Aaron Spectre / Air Inspector), he succeeds at deconstructing funky, syncopated rhythms to build his own micro-cuts and tunes. A ferociously catchy album under a cold, hygienic framework: glitch has seldom sounded so human. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
So, rave is back, they say. Old icons are making their come back, squat parties flourish and the audience of electronic music want to dance more and sit less. That’s where Cdatakill’s second full length album comes in. Speaking of how old-school sounds and energy are reappearing on the front stage, Zak Roberts (Cdatakill) says "I wanted to reclaim them, make them mine, not leave them to happy hardcore". (Get this on CD / as mp3)