Ad noiseam adn28 - Released on July 8th, 2003
-Mecha (complete track) -
5min11s, 2.4 Mbytes
- 1min09, 500 kbytes
-Mothra remix (excerpt)
- 1min42, 800 Kbytes
First discovered through the “Low End Recon” compilation
in which they shared the bill with Mick Harris (Scorn / Quoit) and
Not Breathing, the American duo Larvae
has been active for years in various media fields, performing with
video, photographic and audio installation.
Subtle music composers and visual artists, Matthew Jeanes and Bryan
Meng took their time to polish their art, which finally reached
the ears of Ad Noiseam. Following a first 7” and a split with
Miles Tilmann on their own Sub:Marine
is now working on a first full length
CD album, to be released on Ad Noiseam in the autumn 2003.
But before this comes “Monster Music”, an EP recorded
in 2002 whose four tracks present accurately the various sides of
music. Starting with the energetic drum’n’bass anthem
“Mothra” and “Gidrah” before slowing down
the pace with the two latest pieces (remember the term “illbient”?),
heavy and rich in basses.
Using samples from old Japanese monster movies, Larvae
pay also here a tribute to Godzilla and his giant friends, and takes
a distance from the gloomy image attributed to noisy (some will
say “industrial”) drum’n’bass. Massive and
not afraid to integrate elements from noise or hip-hop, Larvae
is one of a kind, anthemic and yet detailed and heavy. Bursting
out of its cocoon, this monster is not to be missed.
4. Mothra remix
Track 3 remixed by Mothboy and The Dustmite
Mastered by James Salter.
Artwork by Larvae.
Other releases by Larvae on Ad Noiseam:
-"Loss Leader" - adn101
-"Dead Weight" - adn62
-Enduser & Larvae "Unraveled Ears " - adn61
-"Empire" - adn48
-"Fashion Victim" - adn29