"Prologue", the paradoxically-titled second album by Underhill, follows "Silent Siren" but differs significantly from it, as it is a collaboration between only two members of the Underhill collective. Dean Rodell (also of Machine Code) and Ivan Shopov (also known as Balkansky and Cooh) have recorded here a fully instrumental, very calm and highly melodic album, which displays a very deep side of their respective talents and extends Underhill's scope.
Following the larger-than-life "Silent Siren" and preceding a new album as a full-band, "Prologue" is an instrumental, introvert musical dialogue between Dean Rodell and Ivan Shopov. If both are known for their beat-driven music, Underhill's new album is what they listen to and write when the time comes for calm moments and beauty. A melancholic and beautiful play of acoustic tones, dub atmospheres and electronic glitches, "Prologue" provides a welcome respite to an overdriven electronic scene and does so with subtlety and humanity. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)
2014 is a very active year for Ad Noiseam artists: following the releases in the recent weeks of records by Broken Note ("Black Mirror", adn169) and 2methyl ("Orb", adn175) and an album by Mobthrow ("Unfolded", adn176), we are announcing today the release in a few weeks of Detritus's new album, "The Very Idea" (adn177). The longest-running artist on the label (his "Endogenous" debut came out in 2003), Detritus is back once again with a full-length album in which he proves his position as a constant innovator and influential act.
A refinement, a sharpening and a surpassing: Detritus takes his art in yet another direction with "The Very Idea". The sixth studio album by this musician is the one in which he strips down his music to its cores and present it in both its rawest and most touching aspects. Heavy and crisp, but also gentle and humane, Detritus's new work is something which expands the scope of his talent and confirms yet again Detritus's position as an always-innovating, influential artist who constantly takes his tools forward. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)
Mobthrow was yesterday the guest of the latest episode of Mantis, a radio show run by the good people at Darkfloor sound, and aired by Future Music FM. Those of you who didn't listen to the show live, as well as the ones who want to experience it again can listen to the whole thing again by clicking here or on the player below.
As usual with Mantis Radio. the first hour presents a music selection from the show host, and the second is a mix by the guest artists. The first half is definitely worth listening to, but people eager to listen to Mobthrow's set should know it starts around the 59 minutes mark.
Click here to listen to the March episode if this show, which also features DJ Skull Vomit (ex-Eustachian), Maruosa and other heavy hitters of the breakcore world. Mobthrow's arguably less hard and deeper contribution can be listened to here or below. As one could expect, it focuses heavily on this musician's new "Unfolded" album (adn176).