The Auckland & Los Angelos-based radio show Deep Hard n Fakecore has just published an interesting compilation of short mixes, in which they asked musicians from seven countries to record a fifteen minutes mix of their own track. Particularly relevant to our interests are the inclusion of France's Igorrr and UK's Gore Tech in this project, alongside Germany's Christoph de Babalon or the Netherlands's FFF, among others.. While one would assume that people reading these lines would know these artists' music (and their latest releases, "Hallelujah" and "Machine Throne", which interestingly bear contiguous catalog numbers), it is interesting to hear which tracks are showcased and how each of these little mixes are built.
You can listen to the whole show here or below (and feel free to chip in a little bit to support this show), or to the Igorrr mix and Gore Tech's one independently.
On top of being one of the artists who created sounds for you to play with as part of the ongoing Burn The Machine / Ableton remix contest, Monolog is reaching out to the producers community today again, giving a way a whole batch of sounds, "fresh off the machines".
This new sound pack by Monolog can be downloaded for free here, and there are no royalties attached to it. Therefore, download this, be creative, participate in the mentionned contest, and say thanks to Monolog by checking out his "2 Dots Left" album (adn172). The best part of all this? A new Monolog album on Ad Noiseam is already in the works and will be released this Spring.
Spyweirdos has recorded four new tracks of piano-based experimentations under his real name, "Spyros Polychronopoulos", which have been released as a free EP by Room 40 (known for releasing material by Lawrence English, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Tim Hecker and many others). You can listen to the opening track here or below, and the whole EP is free to download there (all you needf is an email address). Enjoy this soft, delicate yet engaging EP, and don't forget that we have another piano-heavy recent release on Ad Noiseam.
Igorrr keeps on rocking the world and we have videos to prove it. The short movie above might be a less insane than the one of a Montreal gig we posted in September, or a bit less exotic than this Moscow one, but it still gives a very good impression of what Igorrr sounds and looks like on stage (that is, till he starts incorporating two singers to his live set-up). This video was shot last week (January 10th, 2014) at Le Ferrailleur in Nantes, France, during the "Electronik Basstards" party organised by Ghetto Art. The track played is "Absolute Psalm", taken from Igorrr's fourth album, "Hallelujah" (Ad Noiseam adn165, available on vinyl, CD and as digital files).
A year later, Gore Tech offers us a sequel, this time in the form of a DJ-set played at Berlin's Subland club at a party for New Year's Eve 2014. Featuring a bit of his own material but focusing heavily on like-minded artists, "Mainframe Warfare MK II" (whose artwork was prepared by Shift again) can now be listened to here or below, and downloaded from the Coretura website.
Update January 13th:: we are now embedding a version of this video with English subtitles, so the whole thing is not reserved to Greek people anymore.
The Ad Noiseam roster is rich in acts from Greece: from Stavros Gasparatos and his recent "Seven" album, to Mobthrow and Subheim (both planning new albums this year) and Spyweirdos's "Epistrophy at Utopia", we have had a good relationship with electronic music from this country for a long time.
The trailer above, advertising the forthcoming "Plugs" documentary, is therefore welcome not only because it features Mobthrow and Subheim, but also because it aims at presenting this vibrant scene, active in (obviously) difficult times. While this is directed uniquely at people who can understand Greek, we urge everybody who does to first watch this video, then look forward to the whole movie.
Everybody who attended the 2013 edition of Berlin's Burn The Machine festival last November received a bracelet bearing then-confidential information about a remix contest co-hosted by this festival and Ableton. These people have now had a couple of month upstart, and it is now time to make the Burn The Machine 2013 & Ableton contest official to everybody.
Several artists who performed at Burn The Machine 2013 (including several Ad Noiseam artists: Ben Lukas Boysen, Balkansky Fausten, Monolog and Machine Code) have specifically prepared sound banks which you can download for free on this contest's information page. Once you have them, you will need Ableton Live (a free trial version is available) to create a track. Send your creation to Burn The Machine before March 1st to enter the contest and win several prize, including a full copy of Ableton Live 9 Suite.