Friday Freebie: Ad Noiseam's Monolog took part in Berlin's yearly industrial Schlagstrom fest last week, keeping on with a festival tour which has lead him to play on such prestigious stages as Maschinenfest's and Fusion's. The room might have been heavily filled with smoke, as pictured above, but the sound was clear and powerful for this first gig by Monolog since he put the finishing touches to his next album, "Merge" (adn178), which will be released soon on Ad Noiseam (more about this in the coming days).
It had been a while since our favorite subwoofer-shaking dubstepper Niveau Zero had last provided us with a mix of the kind we're posting here quite often. This is being corrected today, as the Paris-based clothing brand Wrung has published a 48 minutes podcast by the man. Bass-heavy, very energetic and perfectly fitting the current Summer period, this untitled mix guarantees heavy thrashing, head banging and general booty shaking. And mind you, it closes with two Ad Noiseam bangers taken from the latest releases by Mobthrow and Broken Note.
You can listen to this new mix by Niveau Zero here or below. Enjoy.
Update July 31st: we're back, all orders have been shipped, and business can return to normal. Public Service Announcement: the Ad Noiseam international intergalactic corporate headquarters will be closed between July 17th and July 30th, as we take a short pause to recharge our batteries and potentially show a shocking absence of care to our records and turntables, as pictured above. We do need to breathe some fresh air after seven releases this year already (by Hecq, Tapage, Underhill, Detritus, Broken Note, Mobthrow and 2methyl).
All orders placed through the Ad Noiseam online store between now and July 30th will be reserved but shipped on July 31st only. Obviously, orders for digital releases are unaffected.
See you soon, and enjoy some good music with your summer.
The fruit of a very long writing process and a project which Hecq had been wanting to bring for completion for years, "Conversions" is this artist's homage to his peers, influences and friends. From Bersarin Quartet to Lusine ICL, from Svarte Greiner to The Outside Agency, Ben Lukas Boysen chose for this album eleven tracks which mean a lot to him, and delivers here his own versions and remixes. A highly personal and uncommonly varied album which Hecq has been creating with care and carrying close to his heart.
Monolog rocked the (very) big and (very) prestigious Fusion Festival in Northern Germany last week-end, unleashing his complex and sharp broken drum'n'bass to a crowd of partly prepared, partly surprised festival goers.
Those of you who were there probably still grin at the memory of this show. The others should dry their tears, as Monolog recorded his live set and has uploaded its first 20 minutes for you all to enjoy.
Click here or below to listen to part of Monolog's live set played at Fusion Festival on June 26th. And don't forget: Monolog's new album and follow-up to "2 Dots Left" (adn172) is coming out this summer. More information about this soon.
We are getting closer to the long-awaited and highly expected release of Hecq's new album, "Conversions" (adn174). The result of a long, careful work, this album is a conceptual project by Ben Lukas Boysen, who chose ten tracks from his peers and remixed them, turning material ranging from deep ambient to hard dancefloor beats into Hecq-ian sharp and emotional soundscapes.
You can already read more about Hecq's "Conversions" here, and pre-order your copy on CD there, on poster print here and as digital files there. Today's news is the medley uploaded here and below, which mixes all the tracks from this album, providing you with a unique foretaste of Hecq's new album. Enjoy and don't forget that this album is coming out on July 7th.
Tapage presents with "Eight“ the second part of his conceptual series in which he submits his art to a set of rules related to time and tempo. A lot more than an clinical exercise, this album is also the one in which Tapage unfolds his musical expertise to include acoustic strings, field recordings and prominent vocals. Mesmerizing, subtle, multi-layered and warm, "Eight" is an essential work by and for an artist who demonstrates here again his ability to evolve and the scope of his talent.