The following video by Vincent Urban & Stefan Templer is relevant to Ad Noiseam for two reasons. First, because its soundtrack is taken from the Ad Noiseam-released album "Gravity" by Ben Lukas Boysen (adn168, which you can get on all formats here). But it is also close to our heart because it presents a different side of a country which has been important in the label's history.
Many Ad Noiseam artists have played in Lebanon, may it be at wild raves in the desert or in clubs (the latest Ad Noiseam representative to set foot there being Oyaarss in October 2014). There is a lot more to this country than its great hosts, its fabulous crowd and great shows. The situation of refugees (both from Palestine and Syria) is something which we partially witnessed there, but never touched through our activities.
The short film below presents the activities of Medair, a NGO working to support refugees and here shown working in the Bekaa Valley with Syrian refugees. It is an important task, a terrible situation, a great video, and of course a splendid track.
A hardcore fan was dedicated enough to film and record the whole of Oyaarss's set at the 2014 edition of the Maschinenfest festival. The result, a 45-minute long dark but reasonably well recorded video which you can watch here or below, is a very interesting testimony of what Oyaarss can be.
While "Zemdega" is a purely electronic album, this show at the Maschinenfest included live drums and live guitars, providing a completely different vibe to the material. Everybody who was there can tell you how intense, loud and beautiful it was. Get an idea of this all below, and check out "Zemdega", and don't miss Oyaarss when they are in your neck of the woods.
Friday Freebie: we have new mix ready for you this week. This time around, though, it is not a fast, hard and club-taylored dancefloor-packing set, but a much slower, heavier and dirtier one, and something which should cause more headnodding that frantic twitching.
Can you hear the drumrolls? As Noiseam is happy to present the label's last release for 2014, in the form of a collaborative follow-up to both Igorrr's "Hallelujah" and Ruby My Dear's "Form". "Maigre" is a breakcore match made in heaven. The fruit of long months spent in the studio, it is a perfect marriage of Igorrr's epic multi-instrumentation and metal elements with Ruby My Dear's sub-basses and rave influences.
Matta were recently asked by the well established British magazing Computer Music to present a video tutorial in which they show aspiring musicians how to create the kind of heavy, catchy and driving tracks they are known for. The whole thing comes in two part, the first one being available for free here, and the second one requiring you to purchase issue 210 of Computer Music.
Free 40 minutes, kick back, turn the volume up and take notes as Matta invite you to their studio and guide you through their productions techniques:
We have been posting a few videos of Oyaarss's ongoing collaboration with Neļaudis since mid-2013, when these two Latvians formations decided to join force to present Oyaarss's material on stage as a trio (something which has been exported to this year's Maschinenfest festival, among other places). Besides an early raw rehearsal, the four videosposted so far were rendition of Oyaarss's early material, though.
Below is a new one of these Oyaarss and Neļaudis videos, this time showing how the trio transformed "Divdabība" (taken from Oyaarss's new "Zemdega" album, adn183) into a much more acoustic tune.
Feel free to compare the above live performance with the original studio version here.
Ad Noiseam is proud to announce the release today of Swarm Intelligence's "Faction" (Ad Noiseam adn183). This artist's debut album for the label can be listened to here, and is available on CD there, as a poster with download code and as digital files.
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.
No piano, no chicken, but a nice short film. The video you can watch below was apparently written, shot and edited by students of France's ESRA school. It is an unofficial project, in which neither Igorrr nor Ad Noiseam were involved, but which turned out well enough to be posted here.