Following yesterday's announcement of Stavros Gasparatos's upcoming "Expanded Piano" (adn186, coming out on August 17th) and of the long-awaited re-released on vinyl of Igorrr's "Nostril" (adn132lp, August 24th), we're happy to complete Ad Noiseam's summer line-up with the first full length by 2methyl. This album, called "Layer 8" bears the catalog number adn187 and will be officially released on July 13th. It is the second 2methyl release on Ad Noiseam, following last year's "Orb" EP.
You asked for it, we have been wanting to do it for a long time, and the time has finally come: Igorrr's "Nostril" classic will finally be released in its entirety on vinyl this Summer.
Several years after its original publication on CD (we sadly could not afford a vinyl release for this album back then), "Nostril" hasn't been available on vinyl so far, even though the "Baroquecore" record was his shorter EP pendant. We're correcting this, the album currently being pressed onto crisp, green vinyl records, which will come packaged in a full artwork sleeve, together with a free copy of the album on CD.
We are proud to announce tonight the forthcoming release of a new album by Stavros Gasparatos. More than a sequel to "Seven" (adn170), this new "Expanded Piano" (adn186) is a very particular work. Recorded live at the very prestigious EMPAC hall in Troy, NY, it showcases a conceptual performance by Stavros Gasparatos in which 24 microphones were placed inside a piano and linked to 24 loudspeakers in the venue. Combining classical piano elements with very experimental use of this instrument, this album is an important one, which confirms Stavros Gasparatos and the recognition he has recently received.
Stavros Gasparatos's "Expanded Piano" is coming out on vinyl, CD and as digital download on August 17th, 2015. You can already pre-order your copy by clicking on your format of choice in the previous sentence. As usual, pre-orders get a rebate.
People reading Greek would be well advised to head on to the nice Noise Release and Tospirto websites and read extensive interviews with Stavros Gasparatos. Unlike most articles we come across these days, these take some time to go a bit beyond the surface and manage to get interesting answers.
It has been a very long time since we last posted music from Subheim, and while the sound you could hear in this blog post in 2013 was great, we were proven wrong when we wrote that a new album would come out in 2014. Plans have changed and time will tell when there will be a follow-up to "No Land Called Home" (adn133). Still, here is a new track from this musician, unexpectedly uploaded to Soundcloud yesterday.
Click here or below to listen to Subheim's new "Neon" track. It has a rainy atmosphere, a glitchy sound and a very emotional side. Who knows whether it might not be a foretaste of things to come, sooner or later.
A little bit of personal information in this introduction: today might by Mr Swarm Intelligence's birthday, but we are the one getting a present, as he presents us a new mix. Published by the Wounds of The Earth website, this Swam Intelligence set starts in a slow and seducive manner, then moves towards noisier territories to end with a rather angry climax.
You can listen to this "Wounds Of The Earth Mix 008" here or below. The tracklisting is after the fold. Birthday cakes can be sent this way.
Got a case of an angry Monday? The week is only a few hours and you already want to throw things around? Monolog is here to help with this excerpt from a live set he played in Berlin recently. Turn up the volume and click here or below to listen to 6 minutes of Mads Lindgren's noisy beats, heavy basses and broken rhythms. We are here to help.
Even though we are not totally familiar with the "Reasons To Be Creative" conference series, we thought it would be relevant and might be interesting for people in the UK to know that Ben Lukas Boysen / Hecq will be a speaker at a coming edition of this events, on September 8th in Brighton, alongside what seems to be a plethora of designers, photographers, musicians and other artistic heads.