The summer is over, Ad Noiseam is back with a reserve of very strong albums to unleash on the world in the coming months. First, we are very happy to announce the release at the end of September of Monolog's new album, "Merge". The second full length on the label for this Danish-born, Berlin-based experimentator, comes a year after the very well received "2 Dots Left" (adn172). This was a very busy period for Mads Lindgren, which many of you have been able to catch live on stage all across Europe. He was still able to write a lot of new music, though, and collaborated with a varied array of like-minded producers and vocalists.
A year after “2 Dots Left”, Monolog combines styles, unites collaborators and fuses influence in his most varied album to date. “Merge” is a perfect snapshot of this musician's tastes, talents and scope, from abysmal basses to club-packing breaks and vocal-based experimentations. Lyrical, warm, heavy and sharp, Monolog's music takes its listener along a coherent but colourful demonstration which keeps on pushing boundaries and redefining the project itself. This might well be the album with which Monolog unfolds its wide, human, and impressively powerful self. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)
Bulgarian-born, Seattle-based Joanna Syze, who is known for both her solo music and her collaborations with the likes of Balkansky and Zardonic, has been hit by a serious disease which had forced her to stop producing, stay at hospitals and which seems to have greatly worsen recently.
You can donate directly through this compaign's page here. On top of an initial donation, Ad Noiseam will also donate 100% of the sales of Joanna's album, 2011's "Rodina" to this campaign. We do not have many copies in stock, but hope that these sales will do their part and help.
We express our support to Joanna and ask you to donate, to buy her album (we will be fully transparent as to our forwarding of the money) and to support her and her family.
You will hear a lot about (and from) Oyaarss and Machine Code if you follow Ad Noiseam in the coming weeks and months. Let's start with a track which will not be released on this label but on Dean Rodell's Subtrakt and taken from Machine Code's forthcoming collaborative "Stems" digital album, in which the Berlin-based duo (who is also at the heart of Underhill) asked friends and like-minded perpetrators to write a track using sound and samples (hence the album name) they provided.
Oyaarss's participation, entitled "Baddism", can be previewed here and below. We have heard the rest and believe us, you will want to head on to the Ad Noiseam online store as soon as pre-orders are taken for Machine Code's "Stems".
Tapage's track "Five Of Eight" (taken from his recent "Eight" album, adn180) was used as a soundtrack to a little trailer to Volo Airsport, a new virtual reality wingsuit-simulator, which you can watch here or below. It all looks very nice and, of course, sounds even better.
Mobthrow (whose most recent live set is still available in its entirety here) is under the spotlight today with an extensive interview and an exclusive podcast on the French-speaking zine Goûte Mes Disques. This website, which had already invited Raoul Sinier and Ruby My Dear to present new mixes, has published today a fresh hour-long podcast by Mobthrow, going from mid-tempo electronica to dubstep and drum'n'bass.