Ad Noiseam is proud to announce today the release and immediate availability of its first release for 2014, which is also the label debut for 2methyl. His "Orb" EP is out today, pressed onto crisp and bass-heavy vinyl. You can get your copy on 12" here, or as FLAC / mp3 there.
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.
Oyaarss has dug deep in his archives and uploaded a recording of one of his rare DJ-sets, played in this case in 2008 at the latvian Sarkasms festival. It was self-admittedly played while "heavy inebriated" but is an interesting document for anybody who is interested in learning about Oyaarss's tastes and influences, for it features both tracks which one would expect this musician to listen to (Ekaros or Vex'd) but also more surprising tunes (from Isi, Nine Inch Nails or Autechre, for example).
People have been asking for it and waiting for it: here it is, a new Broken Note release. "Black Mirror" is the name of this artist's new EP, which will come out on Ad Noiseam on March 10th, bearing the catalog number adn169. More than just a follow-up to "Flood", it shows that Broken Note hasn't lost his touch one bit and isn't afraid to refine his art and explore new territories.
Loop Stepwalker revisits the classics from his friend and collaborator Cooh (a.ka. Balkansky, with whom he signed the "Fraktals" and "Simetria" EPs as well as the "Adhesion" album) today, and offers us a remix, free to stream and download, of Cooh's "Armeny", a track released back in 2007 on a split EP with Black Sun Empire. Enjoy, and don't forget to check out "Adhesion" for more material from these two together.
Once again, this "Enclosed Sessions #5" is an free hour-long mix prepared by DJ Hidden, and focusing this time around on heavy, crossbreed sound and modern-days d'n'b. You can listen to it here or below.
It will have taken a few years for Mobthrow to complete his second album, but the wait was worth it. Ad Noiseam is proud to announce the forthcoming release of this musician's new full-length, "Unfolded". This album will be available on March 3rd, bearing the catalog number adn176. You can read about it and listen to six tracks here, and pre-orders (including a rebate, as usual) are taken there.
Maturity and depth: with his second album, Mobthrow refines his very original mixture of beat-driven breaks and highly evocative atmospheres, enriching them with a subtle newfound palette. A very original work at the meeting point of the club and the sonic daydream, "Unfolded" sharpens Mobthrow's vision and brings a modern twist on his impressive sound-design. This seductive and personal album is not only the confirmation that Mobthrow is a talented musician to be reckoned with, but also an author whose albums carry their own strong narrative. There are many side to "Unfolded", and they all fit firmly and harmoniously together.
Our good friends of Machinecode (the collaborative project of Underhill's Dean Rodell and Current Value) will soon have a third full length album out on the Subsistenz label. It is quite the heavy-hitter, and potentially one of the best piece of drum'n'bass we've heard recently (together with DJ Hidden's "Enclosed"). There is still about a month to go before its release, but people can now pre-order this "Velocity" album straight from the Ad Noiseam online store, both on CD and as mp3 / FLAC. This means that your CD would be sent a bit in advance, and that your downloads would be available at midnight on the album's release date (March 3rd). Head on to the Ad Noiseam online store to get your copy of this album, and don't forget that you can also pre-order Ad Noiseam's next release, 2methyl's "Orb"on vinyl and as digital files, this one with a rebate (making pre-orders cheaper than later ones).
To drive their point home, Machinecode have also recorded a new podcast, "Subcast X", which you can listen to here or below. Enjoy, and prepare for more great things to come this way (including a new Underhill album in the coming months).
Friday Freebie / Ad Noiseam Podcast: for a new year, a new regular series; while we've not been shy of offering free mixes over the year, Ad Noiseam start today a new, more recognizable series of podcasts recorded by artists on the label and presenting their new material. The first volume is available right now, coming from 2methyl (which some of you might still know as 2methylbulbe1ol), to celebrate the forthcoming release of his Ad Noiseam début, the "Orb" EP (adn175). We already have a couple of other mixes in the pipeline; make sure you check this site for more in a near future.