Machinecode's sample pack beef up your analogue techno,
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 17:05

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.

Samplephonics (the company with which Ad Noiseam had partnered for the remix contest of Balkansky & Loop Stepwalker's "8.9") has just released a new Machinecode sample pack entitled "Analogue Techno", and which contains just that. You can download a freebie here, or purchase the whole pack there. Below is a demo of the sounds featured in this pack, created by Machinecode themselves. It's warm, driving and precise, yet very different from "Samurai".

Official video to Ben Lukas Boysen's "Nocturne 1"
Monday, 06 October 2014 17:46

Official video to Ben Lukas Boysen's "Nocturne 1"
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 two videos using Ad Noiseam-released music.

You can watch this video to "Nocturne 1" here on Vimeo, there on Youtube (blocked in Germany, as usual) or there on Dailymotion. Once you are done, read more about "Gravity", get your copy on LP, CD or as digital files, or check Hecq / Ben Lukas Boysen's latest album, "Conversions" (adn178).

Announcing Machinecode's new album, "Samurai"
Saturday, 04 October 2014 16:43

Announcing Machinecode's new album, "Samurai"

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.

Together with Monolog's "Merge" (adn178, out now, available on CD / poster / digital), Oyaarss's "Zemdega" (adn182, coming on October 20th) and Swarm Intelligence's "Faction" (adn183, coming November 10th), Machinecode's "Samurai" release on November 3rd will round up Ad Noiseam's Autumn 2014 collection.

You can read more about "Samurai" on this page, where you can also stream excerpts from every track. Pre-orders are also possible, both for the CD version of this album and its digital pendant. As usual, pre-orders get a rebate.

For the click-shy among you, here's already a taste of sounds to come with "It's Time", the opening track to this new Machinecode album.

Machinecode - Samurai - adn181
Saturday, 04 October 2014 16:31
ImageMachinecode'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)
Food for thoughts: Ben Lukas Boysen about originality.
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:09
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.
Out now: Monolog "Merge" (adn178)
Monday, 29 September 2014 18:19

Out now: Monolog "Merge" (adn178)

Today is the day: Ad Noiseam is happy to announce the official release of Monolog's new album (his second for the label). "Merge" marks the beginning of the Fall season and opens a round of releases in which it will be followed by Oyaarss's "Zemdega", Swarm Intelligence's "Faction" and more which will be announced soon.

Monolog's new album, in which he collaborates with such artists as Balkansky, Karsten Pflum, Swarm Intelligence, Species or Tone, is now immediately available through our online store (on CD, as a poster print coming with a download code and as digital downloads) as well as from a selection of fine distributors and a wide scope of digital platforms.

You can read more about Monolog's "Merge" and listen to several tracks here. A presentation podcast, mixed by Gore Tech, can be heard there or below. Enjoy, and expect much more from Monolog in the future.

Ad Noiseam welcomes Swarm Intelligence.
Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:51

Ad Noiseam welcomes Swwarm Intelligence.
You heard some of his collaboration with Monolog on "2 Dots Left" (adn172) and will on "Merge" (adn178, officially out tomorrow). We've praised his latest "Black Iron Prison" album, and booked him at last year's Burn The Machine festival. Time has come to welcome Swarm Intelligence to the Ad Noiseam roster and announce "Faction", his first release for the label. This new full length by this Berlin-based producer will be released on Ad Noiseam on November 10th, and can already be pre-ordered on CD, as a poster-print with download code or as digital files. As usual, pre-orders get a rebate.

We'll post much more about about from Swarm Intelligence soon, but here is already "False Flag", the opening track to this "Faction" album (adn183).

Swarm Intelligence - Faction - adn183
Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:07
ImageSwarm 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. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)
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