Friday Freebie: we announced earlier this month the signing of Danish-born, Berlin-based artist Monolog to Ad Noiseam and the release in October of his new full-length album, entitled "2 Dots Left" and bearing the catalog number adn172. We already had posted quiteafewsounds from this artist to make the waiting for the album a bit easier, but as the week-end draws closer, how about a full live-set?
What you can listen to here or below is a semi-improved set played by Mads Lindgren (a.k.a. Monolog, doing his best to look like Star Wars's Emperor on the image above) at Berlin's Subland club six months ago. It should give you an idea of the hard, pummeling madness that is Monolog live (something you'll be able to witness at this year's edition of the Maschinenfest and Burn The Machine festivals). Enjoy and get ready for "2 Dots Left".
Good news: work is under way for a new album by Detritus (the sixth on Ad Noiseam from one of the longest-running artists on the label). Titled "The Very Idea", this album is planned for release sometime at the very end of 2013 or early in 2014.
Rather than keeping it all under wraps for several more months, Detritus has chosen to give us all a taste of what this successor to his "Everyday Explanations" album might sound like. Dirter, bassier, slower and still featuring his very recognizable sound, the three late drafts which we can listen to on Detritus's Soundcloud page or below announce another deep and mesmerizing work from this musician. Enjoy, and expect news about this "Very Idea" in the coming months.
2013 is rich in new signings for Ad Noiseam. If the label's latest release was "only" a new name (as Ben Lukas Boysen had already had several records on Ad Noiseam as Hecq), Fausten and Gore Tech opened the year with their debut records for the label. We're keeping it this way with some fresh sounds again in the second half of the year, and are happy to welcome Monolog (often referenced to under his real name, Mads Lindgren) to the fold.
This Danish-born, Berlin-based componist, experimentator and sound-system torturer might have soon his first release for Ad Noiseam but is far from being a newcomer. May it be with his metal bands in the 90's (a background he shares with too many Ad Noiseam artists to list) or his jazz experimentations of the turn of te millenium, he acquired a strong experience at genre-blending and crowd-pleasing even before starting the Monolog solo project in 2001. He's ever since touched almost every electronic sub-gene available, from the heaviest, darkest of dubstep to the glitchiest and most detailled of IDM, as demonstrated on his albums for Denmark's Tender Productions and Uhrlaut as well as his recent "Lift and Hold for Stolen", released earlier this year on the South American label Plasma Torus.
Monolog's music is complex. It's very, veryextremely extremeliest detailled and full of changes and breaks which force the listener to do constant double-takes. But it is also not experimentation of the sake of it, as Monolog focuses strongly on the humane aspect of his tracks, both with more home-listening oriented tunes (such as his collaborations with the female singer Tone or in duo with Karsten Pflum under he "A Dying User" name) and efficient, exhilirating dancefloor material.
Monolog's new album (and his first for Ad Noiseam) will be released on October 2nd under the name "2 Dots Left" (catalog number adn172, CD and digital). Its 13 tracks should give you an idea of the impressive, controlled madness at the core of its project (with a focus on sharp, innovative drum'n'bass), and include collaborations with Dean Rodell (of Underhill and Machine Code), Cooh (a.k.a. Balkansky), Swarm Intelligence (with whom Monolog is also working under then Diasiva alias) and Tone. In the words of Mobthrow's Angelos Liaros, who mastered this album: "the album is crazy, a work of a madman or a genius or both".
It's finally not only one album: more music is coming from Monolog on Ad Noiseam, and you'll be able to enjoy his live set at this year's edition of both the Maschinenfest and Burn The Machine festivals.
More information, audio excerpts and images will be published soon, and pre-orders will be taken in a few weeks. In the meantime, click happy below to listen to various past releases from Monolog, and prepare for a wild ride of an album.
That's called dedication, or living through a LED screen. Anyway, somebody got the idea of recording the whole of Underhill's recent gig in Berlin (on August 2nd at the Schlagstrom festival) through a handheld device and uploading it to Youtube.
It is quite a frustrating experience to watch the whole thing for people who didn't attend this gig, but should give you some sort of idea of what Underhill looks like on stage. Needless to say, a Youtube video can't start to capture the atmosphere of a real concert.
Friday Freebie: Subheim has recently writing his third album. This successor to "No Land Called Home" is planned for released on Ad Noiseam in early 2014. There are a few other Subheim tracks planned for release on various projects between now and then, and while this musician is currently preparing his new live-set (for example for his concert at Burn The Machine 2013), he slightly opened the door to his studio today, presenting us with a short but to the point preview of what we can expect from him in the coming month. This preview showcases a very interesting evolution, with a lot of material sounding very different from Subheim's past releases, even though it stays true to this artist's unmissable atmospheres.
You can listen to this "2013-2014 preview" here or below. Enjoy.
We posted last week a short video showing Oyaarss's practicing his "Parejošs kaut kas" track together with the drummer and guitar player from Neļaudis. This band practice was part of these musicians' preparation to last week-end's Latvian Laba Daba festival, during which Oyaarss performed on stage as a band.
This festival has passed and this show has been played, as attest the following three videos. They are filmed from relatively far away, but should still enable one to get an impression of what Oyaarss might sound like with live drums and live guitars. Enjoy (and remember that this is not the first time we show you an Ad Noiseam acts playing together with live musicians).