Friday Freebie: we have new mix ready for you this week. This time around, though, it is not a fast, hard and club-taylored dancefloor-packing set, but a much slower, heavier and dirtier one, and something which should cause more headnodding that frantic twitching.
Can you hear the drumrolls? As Noiseam is happy to present the label's last release for 2014, in the form of a collaborative follow-up to both Igorrr's "Hallelujah" and Ruby My Dear's "Form". "Maigre" is a breakcore match made in heaven. The fruit of long months spent in the studio, it is a perfect marriage of Igorrr's epic multi-instrumentation and metal elements with Ruby My Dear's sub-basses and rave influences.
Matta were recently asked by the well established British magazing Computer Music to present a video tutorial in which they show aspiring musicians how to create the kind of heavy, catchy and driving tracks they are known for. The whole thing comes in two part, the first one being available for free here, and the second one requiring you to purchase issue 210 of Computer Music.
Free 40 minutes, kick back, turn the volume up and take notes as Matta invite you to their studio and guide you through their productions techniques:
We have been posting a few videos of Oyaarss's ongoing collaboration with Neļaudis since mid-2013, when these two Latvians formations decided to join force to present Oyaarss's material on stage as a trio (something which has been exported to this year's Maschinenfest festival, among other places). Besides an early raw rehearsal, the four videosposted so far were rendition of Oyaarss's early material, though.
Below is a new one of these Oyaarss and Neļaudis videos, this time showing how the trio transformed "Divdabība" (taken from Oyaarss's new "Zemdega" album, adn183) into a much more acoustic tune.
Feel free to compare the above live performance with the original studio version here.
Ad Noiseam is proud to announce the release today of Swarm Intelligence's "Faction" (Ad Noiseam adn183). This artist's debut album for the label can be listened to here, and is available on CD there, as a poster with download code and as digital files.
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.
No piano, no chicken, but a nice short film. The video you can watch below was apparently written, shot and edited by students of France's ESRA school. It is an unofficial project, in which neither Igorrr nor Ad Noiseam were involved, but which turned out well enough to be posted here.
Are we having a Friday Freebie on a Tuesday? Second live-set of the day (following Oyaarss's one for the Riga Fashion Week), here comes a full recording of the show that Ruby My Dear played at a festival organized by France's Unfamous Resistenza in the middle of September. Contrary to Oyaarss's set, this Ruby My Dear one has the regular length of a live show (almost an hour), and showcases well what to expect at this musician's concerts.
This set can be listened to and downloaded here or below. Enjoy.