Underhill's debut album, "Silent Siren" (adn156) is coming out on vinyl, CD and digital very soon (remember, you can and should pre-order your copy), but here's already an appetizer of sort, available here and now.
We've decided to re-release Underhill's debut single, "Blind", which had been put out by another label in 2011. This digital four tracker features the title track as well as remixes by Balkansky and Machine Code and an instrumental version. Serving as a perfect introduction to Underhill's massive but charming, crisp but intricate sound, it is a little pearl which we thought should not go unnoticed. And we therefore bring you right now "Blind" (adn156ep), which should make the wait for "Silent Siren" a bit easier. The "Blind" ep is available right now as a nice-priced digital EP from the Ad Noiseam store.
Remixed a few months ago, initially for a since then shelved "Monster" remix EP, this track has been played around live by the lucky people who happened to have it already, but here it is in its full length glory for everybody to listen to (and download, actually):
Bleak, fiercely heavy, distorted and yet so close to the soul: Oyaarss's debut album is an impressive work of pulsions, subtlety and coldness. Tapping from electronic experimentations as much as from metal atmospheres, "Bads" builds massive tracks of noisy percussions towering on the most desolate icy soundscapes. Something to close you eyes to or to head-bang along, a highly gifted album of gritty strings, antagonistic beats and detailed builds-up; a colossal, self-imposing work of extremely rare power and depth.
The time has come: we're getting close to March 20th, the official release date of Underhill's "Silent Siren" album (adn156), and pre-orders are now taken. You can read more about this album here, as well as listen to seven audio excerpts. Once this is done, secure your copy on vinyl here (and note that the LP comes with a full version of the CD for free), of the CD there, or as digital files (FLAC or mp3) here. Remember: pre-orders get a rebate, so not only would you get your album before anybody else, but also for cheaper.
And again: Underhill is the new project of Martina Astner (Therion) and MC Coppa on vocals, with Dean Rodell, Ivan Shopov (Balkansky / Cooh) and Current Value behind the machines. "Silent Siren" is their first album, also featuring remixes by The Sect, Bong-Ra and Balkansky.
A month and more than 150 entrieslater, the time has come to announce the winners of the "8.9" remix contest, organized by Samplephonics, Balkansky & Loop Stepwalker and Ad Noiseam. We have received a lot more remixes than we thought, spent hours and hours checking them all, and are happy to hear that many people did their best to come out with new material built on the sounds of this track.
We chose three tracks which, in our opinion, stand out and will receive prizes from Samplephonics, Ad Noiseam, Se, Proppelerhead, Soundcloud and Point Blank, as well as seven others which stood out and deserve to be mentionned here. Check the result below, and get in touch if you are one of the winners. If you are not, we are still very thankful that you participated to this contest, and had a good time listening to your remixes. Note that all the entries can be listened to here (watch out, this is a very heavy page).
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. (Get this on LP+CD / on CD / as digital files )