The CD and records are mastered and cuts, the videos are coming in: Fausten's debut album (adn167) is ready for its release on April 22nd. This extremely heavy, dark and twisted new collaboration between Monster X and Stormfield is finally going to see the (black) light of the day. We've already shown you the trailer, but you can now listen to six tracks from this album as well as place your pre-orders for all formats (12" with bonus CD, CD or digital files). And remember: pre-orders get a rebate. So not only would you get your copy earlier than anybody else, but also cheaper.
Ruby My Dear is at the moment putting the finishing touch to his second full length album, with this sequel to "Remains Of Shapes To Come" (adn157) planned for release on Ad Noiseam in a few month. This doesn't mean that you have to wait any longer to enjoy new material from this French musician, as he just released the digital exclusive "Jelly" EP (which still clocks at almost an hour) on the young Blue Sub label.
Ruby My Dear's "Jelly" is out today, and you can buy it as mp3 or FLAC from the Ad Noiseam store here. Enjoy, and don't forget that Ruby My Dear is playing quite a few dates all accross Europe pretty soon.
Ad Noiseam welcomes a new act and announces its first release. Fausten is the collaborative project between Monster-X (known, among others, for his releases on Peace Off and Tigerbeat6) and Stormfield (the driving force behind the Combat Recordings imprint). While both musicians are usually better known for their hard dancefloor material, their new child, Fausten explores and showcases the new, modern way in which noise, drones and heavy beats can be combined with sharp and updated production quality.
A long time in the makiing, Fausten's first album (adn167) is a massive, oppressive and dark beasts which hits its listeners with its dark atmospheres and colossal weight and should find a way to your shelves closed to the releases of their new labelmates Oyaarss or of such acts as Cloaks and Dead Fader. This eponymous début album (which also features remixes by Oyaarss, Dadub and Ontal, as well as a video to the track "Punishment") will be released on April 23rd, 2013 and come in two formats: a full-length CD a four-track, DJ-compatble 12" EP (featuring the full CD added as a bonus) and as digital files. Pre-orders will be taken soon.
Below is a video trailer featuring several tracks from this album, which should give everybody a better glimpse at how Fausten sounds and looks like. Take it in, enjoy, and spread the word. More audio previews are on their way.
Heavy, dense, suffocating and massive: here comes Fausten, the new collaborative project by Monster-X and Stormfield. The whole is here more than the sum of its parts: far from replicating their breakcore, techno and dubstep solo tracks, these two musicians give birth here to a deep album which moves very slowly but does so with an unstoppable drive. Fausten's début is a misanthropic, oppressive work which reunites noise with modern production techniques as only these two renowned musicians could; a colossal, smart and twisted monster of coldness and inhumanity, of distortion, beats and subtle details. Get this 12" EP + CD / on CD / as digital files.
These three show will take place in Dublin, Galway and Corck at the end of April. We do not have all the details yet (such as opening times and prices), but will update this page and our Live Gigs section as we get them.
Following last week's radio interview with Oyaarss, here comes a recording of a set he played last Saturday (March 16th, 2013) in Riga during one this city's "Sturm" events. While I wasn't there, this night was, according to people in the audience, "the harshest, most industrial techno experience in Riga so far", which we can only take as a good thing.
Below is a recording of Oyaarss's concert, which features a lot of tracks from both "Bads" (adn159) and "Smaida Greizi Nakamiba" (adn163) as well as a few extras. Note that this sert was recorded from the room and not from the mixing desk, meaning that you can hear the audience but are missing quite a lot in the overall, massive sound of this event. Still, you can listen to Oyaarss's Sturm set here or below.
People who know the music lover that is John Peel are aware that he's long been an admirer of the late John Peel. To pay an hommage to this legendary radio host and his cult series of shows, Mr Teknoist just started something called "I Wanna Be John Peel", in which he aims at broadcasting new music (and not only his own material, or not only breakcore), at times inviting other artists to choose tracks that mean a lot to them.
While it starts with The Teknoist stating that he's not very good with microphones and doesn't like his own voice, this first "I Wanna Be John Peel" shows turned out very nicely. The guests these times were Dean Rodell (of Underhill and Machine Code) and Dave Edwards of The Sect, which picked up tracks by New Model Army and Brian Eno (among others) and spoke a bit about them.
You can listen to this show here or below, and download it on The Teknoist's website. A good idea, a nice initiative, and a fun thing for everybody to listen to. John Peel would approve (and I'm pretty sure that he would play tracks by The Teknoist if he was still alive). Rest in peace, John, we've got this.
Oyaarss was recently interviewed by the National Latvian Radio channel, who invited him to speal about electronic music in general and his own productions in particular. While the whole thing is in Latvian (a language which I guess most people reading this do not understand), this show is quite interesting to everybody as Oyaarss was also asked to pick up its music, and went with a selection of eight tracks which had an influence on him, rather than showcasing his own sound.
Therefore, here (and below) is a long interview in Latvian with Oyaarss, intertwined with a bit of classic music, some post-rock and some glitchy electronica (including a track by Spyweirdos). A very fine selection, even if you do not understand what's being spoken about.