Besides writing music asHecq or composing soundtracks for movies and ads, Ben Lukas Boysen has been keeping himself busy recently with new material he wrote under his own, full name. A first release under this moniker (the sountrack to the "Restive" movie) came out last year, and more is to be expected in 2013 (make sure to read this site in the future, as you'll see this name pop up here again).
While most of this musician's shows have been given under the Hecq name so far, some are starting to showcase the music he wrote as Ben Lukas Boysen, such as one which took place a few weeks ago in Leipzig during the Applied Sound Arts 2013 festival. Ben Lukas Boysen's sounds were there presented in combination with videos by Geso (one of the two artists formerly at the core of the Belio magazine).
Below is a 15 minute shot of this concert, which should give you a better idea of what kind of material Ben Lukas Boysen writes outside of the Hecq umbrella, as well as the kind of graphics created by Geso. Enjoy and again, expect more of this in the future.
With cameras getting smaller, their batteries lasting longer and their microphones now able to record a not-totally-ear-wrenching sound, it's become possible for amateurs to document whole live set. This is exactly what Youtube user MilzMilz did when attending Niveau Zero's concert in Oberhausen last week-end (during this act's "Jasmine" German tour.
Below are 55 minutes of dark, blurry, seak-sickness inducing video capturing the whole show. It's quite a challenge to watch it, but the sound is relatively decent and should give an idea of what Niveau Zero plays lives. Still, we'd strongly recommend just going and experiencing his live gigs in person.
Thrashers, DJs and all fans of hard electronic music rejoice: Gore Tech's new EP is an undeniable proof that breakcore is back, (un-)healthier and more broken than ever. Taking all the elements of this bastard child of hardcore, drum'n'bass and punk with today's improved production techniques but coming with open ears and fresh ideas, this adequately titled record is made to become a classic for everybody who like their beats raw, their bass heavy and their tempo shattered. Take good care of your turntable, as we guarantee repeated plays.
It is hard to admit and we are aware that this news might come as shocking to some, but yes, there is some good music out there which is not released on Ad Noiseam. All the more when it is being written by two members of an Ad Noiseam act (in this case, Underhill) and comes from our good friends of Subdivision / Subtrakt.
A couple of months after The Outside Agency's mix for Signal Flow, it is the time for The Teknoist to play and record a mix for this series. Clocking at almoust an hour and featuring quite a lot of new material by the man himself (solo or working with collaborators) and like minded purveyors of all things hard and broken, this free mix is also surprising subtle and balanced.
You can listen to The Teknoist's Signal Flow #49 podcast here or below. Enjoy, and check the playlist after the break.
Hecq's music has been used in manykindsoffilmsandsetups, but extreme sport seems to be quite a new context for this musician's material. This is one thing to cross off the list now, though, as the following "Cascada" short film showcases (in very nice shots, actually) several athletes kayaking down cascades in Mexico, all the while with a selection of Hecq tracks playing in the background (including "Sura", off the EP of the same name, adn128).
With his new "Machine Throne" EP coming out very soon on Ad Noiseam (remember, pre-orders are now taken for this record or its digital version), Gore Tech is more active than ever. Fresh from his recent "Mainframe warfare" mix, here comes another treat from him, in the form of a (excerpt from) new remix he just wrote for Sweden's dirty dubsteper Bratkilla.
Click here to listen to a preview of this track or listen to it below. Considerably calmer than most of Gore Tech's material, it still displays well the weight and intensity of this musician. The final, full remix will be released sometimes soon on Gein's Bad Chemistry. On the other hand, Gore Tech's own "Machine Throne" (adn166) is coming out on March 11th.