Friday Freebie, and what for one. This week, the free tune comes from no other than Enduser, who has decided that Christmas was coming very early this year, and has placed an old but unreleased tune on his Soundcloud page for everybody to listen, enjoy and download. Melodic, percussive, soulful and perfectly edited, it's a typical grand Enduser track as we love them.
Years have passed since the hurricane, but The Teknoist has never been as active as he is today. And when we write "today", we really mean it, as this day marks the official release of The Teknoist's second full length album, "Trainwreck Magnetism" (Ad Noiseam adn145). This album, which sees our favorite British madman pair up on some tracks with the likes of King Cannibal, Hecq & Exillon, Drumcorps, Mu-ziq, Septic Insurgent and others, is another solid and burning hot brick in the discography of this pivotal name of both the breakcore and hardcore scenes. And it is here: you can get the CD there or the digital version (on mp3 and FLAC) here.
After Enduser, Exillon, Mad EP or your humble servant, it's Igorrr's turn to sit down for an interview with the California-based, internet-streamed Solipsistic Nation show. Throughout this interview, we get a better view at the creative process, past and motives of this fast-rising French madman, and also get to listen to a recent live-show recorded in Stockholm in March.
Ater much waiting and perfectionning, it is here: the debut, untitled album by Mobthrow is now officially released. This full length CD (adn141) is the first release (of, we hope, many) by this greek artist on Ad Noiseam. Between atmospheric tracks and drum'n'bass, ethnic sounds and dubstep, it is a very varied one and something which we are very strong of putting out. You can get the CD here, and the digital files (mp3 or FLAC) there. Info and sound excerpts are here.
Remember 2001? When the world was still recovering from a post-turn of the millenium hangover, and a couple of towers were still standing in New York? Something else happened that year: a small, limited compilation called "Krach Test" saw the light of the day as the first Ad Noiseam release ever.
In other words: Ad Noiseam is turning 10 this spring (not today, though, hold on your congratulations). A decade and almost 150 CDs and records later, there's been quite a lot done, and there's even more to celebrate. Therefore, here they come, the much rumored Ad Noiseam 10th birthday parties. We've packed huge line-up in a selection of clubs in several countries, and are inviting everybody to come and blow the candles with us.
It's been a long time since we had stopped delivering "Friday Freebies". Sorry for that, and let's get back to presenting free tracks before the week-end. This time around, what will help you to survive the last work day of the week is a free promotional mix prepared by Mobthrow, presenting all the tracks from his very-soon-to-come untitled debut full-length album (adn141). Mobthrow mashed up all the tracks from this CD to a 10 minutes whole which should give you an impression of how varied, original and large this album is.
As most of you (if not all) know, Ad Noiseam's releases are to be found in digital form on a variety of mp3-selling platforms, besides our own online store. These kinds of shops are popping left and right (sadly more or less at the same rate as our beloved brick-and-mortar record stores seem to go under), but basically all function in the same manner: label offers music to platforms, fan buys music from platforms, platforms takes a cut and pays the label, who then pays the artists.
Ad Noiseam is now trying something a bit different, and we'll see how it all goes. We're now partnering with the internet startup Menyou (damn, writing this sentence sounds like we're driving our electronic roadster down the sunny Californian coast en route to some trendy water-bar), whose concept is that fans should also be able to promote music for sale, and get a cut for themselves in the process. The whole thing, which is explained by Menyou there, works as follows: everybody can place a "micro-store" on his blog, Facebook pages and the like, allowing streaming of content provided by Ad Noiseam. If somebody buys some mp3 from this store, the owner of the blog / page gets a percentage of the sale.
We're interested in hearing your impressions and comments about this (and believe that the people behind Menyou might join in the conversation). Examples and more ideas are to be found after the cut.
Ever since Ad Noiseam started to sell digital versions of the label's releases directly from this website, one question kept on being asked again and again: when would we start offering lossless versions, as opposed to mp3 (which is a lossy format, meaning that the sound quality is lesser than what you hear on record and CD). The answer was always that we couldn't do so because it would require some heavy re-programming of the online store, as well as humongous amount of server space, which doesn't come cheap.
But as demands for lossless versions of the digital releases grew, we decided to jump the gun: starting today, you will be able to purchase digital releases in FLAC formats. These files will be available alongside the physical ones and mp3 right from the Ad Noiseam online store. People who have already bought an item as mp3 will also be able to upgrade to FLAC by paying only the price difference between both formats.
We go more in the details below, but one thing before going any further: this FLAC format is restricted to only a very limited amount of releases at the moment, as we still do not have enough server space to host the whole catalog as lossless files. It might come in the future, but a whole server move will take some time and be costly. If there's enough interest in FLAC files, though, it will come sooner rather than later.