Each and every article about Raoul Sinier mentions that this artist is not only a talented and respected musician, but also an imaginative and daring video artist. A new full length video "released" today is another occasion to confirm this.
We had already received a parodic video "press kit" about Raoul Sinier's latest album, "Guilty Cloaks" (adn146), and had already seen this musician present himself in a new, somewhat more indie manner with the "She's A Lord" video. Today's offering, made for the track "Summer Days" (taken from "Guilty Cloaks" as well) is a return to dystopian atmospheres for Raoul Sinier, and a mixture of mediums: drawings, 3D, animation are combined together in this new work.
Though we'd have to admit that we're not much into gaming over here, we were familar with the name "Assassin's Creed", and it's therefore quite something to have the Ad Noiseam released track "Sura" by Hecq (taken from the EP of the same name, adn128) used as an official soundtrack to this series's new game's trailer, "Assassin's Creed Revelations".
The video below is spreading like wildfire on the intertubes today and yes, the use of Hecq's "Sura" is official. This trailer can also be seen here, you can read more about the "Sura" EP there, and the game itself is apparently scheduled for November 15th. For the moment, here's for a couple of minutes of gameplay and good music:
Update August 16th: We're back, though swamped in emails. But expect answers soon if you wrote us last week. Watch out: the time for the wicked to get a bit of rest has come: the Ad Noiseam corporate headquarters battlestation will not be manned for eight days starting this Saturday (so from the 6th till the 14th of August).
>This means that all orders placed from the Ad Noiseam online store will not be shipped during this period. We can ship till Friday (Aug. 5th) or on the 14th, but not in between. However, every CD, record or shirt ordered during this time will be reserved for you. And, of course, this has no influence whatsoever on orders for digital downloads. Therefore, order now if you want to get your parcels delivered quickly.
Sorry for the inconvenience. And don't worry, we'll be back in full force after this short break.
This week's edition of our Friday Freebie series is not the usual one, as we're going to feed not only your ears, but your eyes as well. As we celebrate the fresh release of Raoul Sinier's new "Guilty Cloaks" album, why not repeat that this Paris-based artist is not only a confirmed, remarked and remarkable musician, that he does not only build his own guitars, that he illustrates graphic novels, but also that he's a insolently talented (and fast) painter, graphic artist and video wizard?
Therefore, as we keep "Guilty Cloaks" as this Summer's soundtrack, let's sit back and go on a little time-travel adventure through Raoul Sinier's discography with no less than ten of his videos?
"Guilty Cloaks" sees this musician surprise us again, and tap on his experience to offer an album in which tracks have become songs, tricky arrangements leave room for melodies, and, most of all, vocals are brought to the front stage. A seductive work, "Guilty Cloaks" stays deeply rooter in this artist's twisted and falsely naïve imagery, but approaches its listener in a much more humane and communicative way, mixing electronic composition with subtle song-writing, maturity and excitement.
The summer has arrived (at least in our neck of the woods), and it's therefore time for our bi-annual free label compilation. Replacing the Autumn 2010 one, this new Summer 2011 edition features 14 tracks from past and forthcoming Ad Noiseam releases.
The concept is still the same: this compilation features 14 tracks taken from Ad Noiseam releases. It is given on CDR to each and every purchase from the online store. You can now download this compilation for free in a bandwidth-friendly resolution. And if you like what you hear and want to support the label and the artists, you can purchase a "supporters" edition, encoded at maximum quality and available for really cheap.
2011 is well under way now, and ten years ago, a new label called Ad Noiseam had released its very first compilation, and was wondering what to do next. This had been announced a few months ago, and yes, Ad Noiseam has now turned ten years old. There's been close to 150 releases so far (with a few brand new ones and announced), which is quite a lot to celebrate, till the end is over.
Berlin, Luzern, Utrecht, Paris: all the 10th anniversary parties so far have been great, and we're extremely grateful to the promoters, artists and audience who made them possible. Thank you. Without you, none of this would be possible. And since it's all going so well and the year is not over, we're going at it again, with six new birthday nights announced, in five different countries.
If you can, please come and attend these parties. The four so far have really been impressive, and we intend on making the best of the seven parties to come. After all, one turns 10 only once (even if one celebrates for a whole year).