Ben Lukas Boysen also recorded a mix for Sounds Of A Tired City, enriching the interview with a 28-track selection of atmospheric, introvert and often acoustic sounds. This is our "Friday Freebie" this week, which you can listen below or there (and read the interview here).
Dean Rodell and Current Value, the two creative minds behind Machinecode, are not only known for their crystal-clear, heavy and sharp productions, but also for the wide stylistic range of their creations. While they are getting ready for the official release of their new Machinecode album, the powerful and imaginative drum'n'bass "Samurai" (adn181, about which you can read here, and which you can pre-order on CD or as digital files), they are working on sound design which might be as diverse as purely atmospheric or punishingly beat-driven.
It will have taken a long time, but the wait was worth it. Ad Noiseam, in collaboration with Eben, is proud to present the official video to Ben Lukas Boysen's track "Nocturne 1", which appears on his 2013 album "Gravity" (adn168).
Shot on location in Paris and edited over the course of several months, this video provides a personal and touching visual imagery to one of the tracks at the core of "Gravity" and nicely fits its slow drumming and introvert piano. It was directed by Yoann Vellaud, based on an idea by Jonathan Rados, who was already behind twovideos using Ad Noiseam-released music.
Ad Noiseam is proud to announce the forthcoming release on the label of Machinecode's new album, "Samurai". This new full-length album by Current Value and Dean Rodell follows their two albums as part of Underhill (this year's "Prologue" and 2012's "Silent Siren") and is this project's first on Ad Noiseam. It is the duo's second album for this year, following "Velocity", which was published by Dean Rodell's Subsistenz label.
Machinecode's fourth full length album is the one in which Current Value and Dean Rodell let their creativity flow wild. Stylistically diverse, daring in its experiments and rich of their production expertise, this is an album which includes dancefloor-packing tracks but also goes further. "Samurai" is as much the product of technical mastery as it is a work of soulful beauty: crystal-clear drum'n'bass, deep low-frequencies, innovative beat-work and evocative soundscapes form a coherent whole of the kind which is too rare in this genre. (Get this on CD / as digital files)
Nothing to listen to or to watch here, but an extensive interview with Ben Lukas Boysen / Hecq. In this interview with Tokafi, this musicians explains what he understand with "originality", the concept of uniqueness and inspiration. Happy reading.