Those of you who have been reading our live gigs section recently should have noticed the inclusion of many shows by a new act on the label. Let's make it official now: Ruby My Dear will have his first full length album on Ad Noiseam. This CD, "Remains Of Shapes" to come (Ad Noiseam adn157), will be released in early June 2012. It was recently mastered by Angelos Liaros of Mobthrow, and you can now get a glimpse at his artwork and tracklisting here. And even better, here's a first excerpt from this album:
France's Ruby My Dear has been active for year, landing digital releases on such friendly labels as Peace Off or Acroplane. While his very first venture on Ad Noiseam will be his remix on Whourkr's coming "4247 Snare Drums" (Ad Noiseam adn158), the "Remains Of Shapes To Come" album will be his first long-player, a 13-track statement during which he single-handedly puts breakcore back on the map. Fresh, original, infectious, catchy and efficient: get ready for Ruby My Dear.
With albums ranging from instrumental hip-hop to intricate, gritty pop leanings, Raoul Sinier has always shown how open-minded (and eared) he is through his solo efforts. Starting last year, though, he experimented with not only remixes, but full-on covers of pop tracks, as an art of hommage to acts that had influenced him (remember, we already posted his version of Siouxsie & The Banshees's "Sin In My Heart" here).
The time had come for him to gather all these cover versions, which is the case today with the free release of an 11-track album, simply entitled "Covers". Based on original songs by such a wide array of artists as Björk, Morphine, Portishead or The Doors, it is available for download directly from Raoul Sinier's website or just right here. Click, listen, and enjoy how these songs can sound, re-invented by Raoul Sinier.
Friday Freebie: as you all should know, Underhill's album "Silent Siren" (adn156) is now out and available (on CD and digital, the LP version is coming very soon). And while we know for a fact that many of you are already enjoying this album, Ivan Shopov (a.k.a. Balkansky and Cooh, one of the members of Underhill) was kind enough to prepare a whole free mix presenting this album.
Larvae's fourth album is a highly introspect and mesmerizing work which takes a step forward from the more electronic trilogy formed by "Fashion Victim", "Dead Weight" and "Loss Leader". An instrumental, solo work, it is a place where long strings and fragile melodies form a contemplative landscape and relegates the electronic beats to the backgrounc. An intense collection during which Larvae focuses on its most emotional and sincere side, here is a necessary album for introvert nights and profound, closed-eyes listening.
Somebody will need to come up with a genre name for Underhill's “Silent Siren”. With music written by Dean Rodell, Balkansky / Cooh and Current Value and vocals by Martina Astner and MC Coppa, this album is as coherent as its line-up is improbable. Trip-hop, drum'n'bass, gothic atmospheres and hip hop: all these elements are molten into each other with great care, creating an impressive work which is far more than the sum of its parts. Try it at home, then try it on a huge PA: Underhill's “Silent Siren” is a multi-faceted creation which just invites its listener to dive deeper.