2013 is rich in new signings for Ad Noiseam. If the label's latest release was "only" a new name (as Ben Lukas Boysen had already had several records on Ad Noiseam as Hecq), Fausten and Gore Tech opened the year with their debut records for the label. We're keeping it this way with some fresh sounds again in the second half of the year, and are happy to welcome Monolog (often referenced to under his real name, Mads Lindgren) to the fold.
This Danish-born, Berlin-based componist, experimentator and sound-system torturer might have soon his first release for Ad Noiseam but is far from being a newcomer. May it be with his metal bands in the 90's (a background he shares with too many Ad Noiseam artists to list) or his jazz experimentations of the turn of te millenium, he acquired a strong experience at genre-blending and crowd-pleasing even before starting the Monolog solo project in 2001. He's ever since touched almost every electronic sub-gene available, from the heaviest, darkest of dubstep to the glitchiest and most detailled of IDM, as demonstrated on his albums for Denmark's Tender Productions and Uhrlaut as well as his recent "Lift and Hold for Stolen", released earlier this year on the South American label Plasma Torus.
Monolog's music is complex. It's very, veryextremely extremeliest detailled and full of changes and breaks which force the listener to do constant double-takes. But it is also not experimentation of the sake of it, as Monolog focuses strongly on the humane aspect of his tracks, both with more home-listening oriented tunes (such as his collaborations with the female singer Tone or in duo with Karsten Pflum under he "A Dying User" name) and efficient, exhilirating dancefloor material.
Monolog's new album (and his first for Ad Noiseam) will be released on October 2nd under the name "2 Dots Left" (catalog number adn172, CD and digital). Its 13 tracks should give you an idea of the impressive, controlled madness at the core of its project (with a focus on sharp, innovative drum'n'bass), and include collaborations with Dean Rodell (of Underhill and Machine Code), Cooh (a.k.a. Balkansky), Swarm Intelligence (with whom Monolog is also working under then Diasiva alias) and Tone. In the words of Mobthrow's Angelos Liaros, who mastered this album: "the album is crazy, a work of a madman or a genius or both".
It's finally not only one album: more music is coming from Monolog on Ad Noiseam, and you'll be able to enjoy his live set at this year's edition of both the Maschinenfest and Burn The Machine festivals.
More information, audio excerpts and images will be published soon, and pre-orders will be taken in a few weeks. In the meantime, click happy below to listen to various past releases from Monolog, and prepare for a wild ride of an album.