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.
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.
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.
Swarm 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)