Friday freebie: we're getting very close to the release of Stavros Gasparator's new album ("Seven", adn172, coming out next Monday). And while a lot of people (at least in Greece) are familiar with this composer and sound-designer's work, many might not have had the luck to listen to his music yet.
We had a long summer pause this year (busy as we are with the coming third edition of the Burn The Machine festival), but a lot of new music was beging written for you, which we are now getting ready to unveil. Four full-lengths, two new artists on the roster, two new albums from acts you know already: Ad Noiseam is happy to announce the release this Autumn of:
Stavros Gasparatos "Seven" - adn170 (CD) - September 30th The first release for this Autumn (coming out in a week) is a new album by an artist we are very proud of being able to have on Ad Noiseam, as his music is at the same time very original and extremely deep. "Seven" is the album presentation of the soundtrack to a stage performance by Stavros Gasparatos, one of Greece's leading modern composers and sound-designers. Mature, coherent and very subtle, it is a beautiful journey through sharp electronic music and modern classical instrumentation. Evocative and powerful, this album carries the richness of the original live show, creates a rich sonic imagery and takes its listeners along a mysterious but elegant story. Information and audio excerpts / pre-order the CD / pre-order the digital version. Buzz:
Monolog "2 Dots Left" - adn172 (CD) - October 21st The second newcomer to Ad Noiseam this Autumn is an experienced musician, but also a (so far) very underrated one. Time to correct this. A hidden treasure no more: Monolog propels himself to the forefront of cutting edge drum'n'bass and electronica with this amazingly intense album. A lesson in music production and an impressive display of controlled madness, “2 Dots Left” is a tour de force made of deep basses, very percussive beats and high tempos. Monolog manages to makes his what most people could only experiment with and comes up with something which, while overwhelming at first, proves to be extremely absorbing and rewarding. Information and audio / pre-order the CD / pre-order the digital version. Estrangement (featuring Dean Rodell):
DJ Hidden "Enclosed" - adn173 (double CD) - October 28th DJ Hidden's third full length album is such a rich and encompassing experience that a few words can't do justice to its diversity and sharpness. A seamless combination of all of Noel Wessels's projects and tastes, it takes its listeners from the calmest, most evocative ambiences to the fastest, most pounding dancefloor highs. Nobody writes a track like DJ Hidden does, and we highly doubt that anybody is going to catch up with a musician whose blasts outside his expected boundaries with such commanding force, as “Enclosed” is a lot more than a regular album. Information and audio. The Wanderer:
It's been a while since we've heard a full mix by Matta. The duo is still very active, though, and just recorded a podcast for the UKBassMusic website. Featuring 23 tracks (either their own, their remixes, and material by like-minded musicians), this UKBMix013 should give you a nice idea of what Matta are about at the moment. Enjoy here or below.
While Gore Tech is slowly but surely working on a new Ad Noiseam release as a sequel to "Machine Throne" (adn166), he just uploaded a challenge of sort: asked by the new UK label Formyl to write a 100BPM tune, he decided to focus on the dub rather than the "step" or the "core". Here and below is the result. Ya man.
Igorrr recently played his first concert in North America with a much talked about appearance at the Katacombes in Montreal, QC. As usual, the audience proved to be very receptive to his crazy breakcore, classical part and metal elements, as shown on the video below. Therefore, whether you've seen Igorrr already and want to reminisce about his concert or whether you're curious as to what his concert look and sound like, here's an accurate shoot of this show. Enjoy.
Here and below is a new video shot by Loulwa Beydoun for Enduser's recent "Retox" track, taken from a record of the same name and released on a label of the same name (incidentally available on glorious pink vinyl here and as mp3 or FLAC there). Melodic, syncopated, humane and breakcore: this piece is pure condensed Enduser, and this video is yet another reasong to listen to it.
Friday Freebie: we announced earlier this month the signing of Danish-born, Berlin-based artist Monolog to Ad Noiseam and the release in October of his new full-length album, entitled "2 Dots Left" and bearing the catalog number adn172. We already had posted quiteafewsounds from this artist to make the waiting for the album a bit easier, but as the week-end draws closer, how about a full live-set?
What you can listen to here or below is a semi-improved set played by Mads Lindgren (a.k.a. Monolog, doing his best to look like Star Wars's Emperor on the image above) at Berlin's Subland club six months ago. It should give you an idea of the hard, pummeling madness that is Monolog live (something you'll be able to witness at this year's edition of the Maschinenfest and Burn The Machine festivals). Enjoy and get ready for "2 Dots Left".