Here's a very nice looking short video shot and edited by Kim Holm of Toxic™, documenting his visit to this year's OFFF festival in Paris to the sound of Hecq's "Sura" (taken from the record of the same name, adn128). The video uses only the track's intro, but I guess we can all picture crumbling buildings and biblical catastrophes hitting the cities right when the beat hits.
Recorded right before the recent Niveau Zero tour in North America, this mix taps on the diversity and weight which had made "In_Sect" such a favorite (and got Niveau Zero to be commissioned for this mix in the first place). Featuring some album tracks as well as material from label mate Karsten Pflum and Loop Stepwalker or other french dubstep sensations Von D or Uzul, this Electronic Explorations mix is a heavy mastodon, rich in low frequencies but flowing elegantly.
The astute among you might have noticed some few changes on this website since yesterday (besides the fact that the whole thing was offline for a couple of hours): you can now comment on articles directly below each post. The comment system is integrated with Facebook, Twitter, OpenID and some more, meaning that you don't need to register to any new site. It doesn't get any easier to spill your guts or state your love.
Additionally, we've removed the forum section from the site. It wasn't used much, can be pretty much replaced by the comments, and this will make the navigation a bit easier. So, what do you say?
No, this blog post is not going to tell you about new releases, free excerpts, new available records or new concerts. It's about something that makes us happy and bring back some energy to work on the label and all what is mentionned above. Indie labels such as Ad Noiseam need to pay their rent and food, but also like seeing that people care about what they do. Here's a perfect example (after the fold), with a fan sending us some totally unrequested signs of love. Thank you, this made our day.
This mix, entitled "Soundscape Mix #7" is a very accurate introduction to the label, with tracks ranging from Larvae's post-rock songs to Matta's heavy dubstep or Enduser's anthems. You can listen to it below (or download it here). Check the tracklisting after the fold.
Time to revise your German. Below is an interview with an interview aired on August 20th by TV Berlin, dealing with both Ad Noiseam and its sister record store, Dense. The whole thing is five minutes long, during which yours truely and Daniel Reisser get to speak about how to run a record shop in 2010, how Ad Noiseam got started, and how music promotion has evolved in the recent years. There are also excerpts from Matta's "Mass" video as well as from a Bong-Ra liveset.