A year after “2 Dots Left”, Monolog combines styles, unites collaborators and fuses influence in his most varied album to date. “Merge” is a perfect snapshot of this musician's tastes, talents and scope, from abysmal basses to club-packing breaks and vocal-based experimentations. Lyrical, warm, heavy and sharp, Monolog's music takes its listener along a coherent but colourful demonstration which keeps on pushing boundaries and redefining the project itself. This might well be the album with which Monolog unfolds its wide, human, and impressively powerful self. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)
Bulgarian-born, Seattle-based Joanna Syze, who is known for both her solo music and her collaborations with the likes of Balkansky and Zardonic, has been hit by a serious disease which had forced her to stop producing, stay at hospitals and which seems to have greatly worsen recently.
You can donate directly through this compaign's page here. On top of an initial donation, Ad Noiseam will also donate 100% of the sales of Joanna's album, 2011's "Rodina" to this campaign. We do not have many copies in stock, but hope that these sales will do their part and help.
We express our support to Joanna and ask you to donate, to buy her album (we will be fully transparent as to our forwarding of the money) and to support her and her family.
You will hear a lot about (and from) Oyaarss and Machine Code if you follow Ad Noiseam in the coming weeks and months. Let's start with a track which will not be released on this label but on Dean Rodell's Subtrakt and taken from Machine Code's forthcoming collaborative "Stems" digital album, in which the Berlin-based duo (who is also at the heart of Underhill) asked friends and like-minded perpetrators to write a track using sound and samples (hence the album name) they provided.
Oyaarss's participation, entitled "Baddism", can be previewed here and below. We have heard the rest and believe us, you will want to head on to the Ad Noiseam online store as soon as pre-orders are taken for Machine Code's "Stems".
Tapage's track "Five Of Eight" (taken from his recent "Eight" album, adn180) was used as a soundtrack to a little trailer to Volo Airsport, a new virtual reality wingsuit-simulator, which you can watch here or below. It all looks very nice and, of course, sounds even better.
Mobthrow (whose most recent live set is still available in its entirety here) is under the spotlight today with an extensive interview and an exclusive podcast on the French-speaking zine Goûte Mes Disques. This website, which had already invited Raoul Sinier and Ruby My Dear to present new mixes, has published today a fresh hour-long podcast by Mobthrow, going from mid-tempo electronica to dubstep and drum'n'bass.
Even though Ben Lukas Boysen's participation to the opening sequence to 2014's OFFF Mexico edition might not surprise us anymore, it is still a splendid score that this musician created this year. You can watch (and listen to) the resulting thing over there and below. Make sure to turn the volume up.
There are many good things to like about fans of industrial music, one of them being their dedication. We recently wrote about somebody who videotaped a full concert by Monolog at this year's Schlagstrom festival, which is already quite a feat (as we would personally rather dance and enjoy the show than stay behind a camera). This "Oppatria" Youtube user seems to be on a roll, as he comes today with a full-duration recording of the show that Mobthrow played two days ago at a Bassbeben event in Bielefeld.