Semiomime is the third project by Noel Wessels, already well known as DJ Hidden and one half of The Outside Agency. A project very long in the making, this début album by Semiomime is a splendid and very complex journey through this talented musician's most atmospheric and orchestral material. The soundtrack to an imaginary movie (which still had a few trailers to be seen here), this album is the crowning of a perfectionist, painstaking composition process, and something which will mark a new turn in DJ Hidden's carreer. Semiomime's "From Memory" will be released on 11-II-11 and can be pre-ordered (with a rebate) here on CD and there as mp3.
Coming a week later, "Fraktals" is the first output of the collaboration between Balkansky (Ivan Shopov, known in the drum'n'bass world as the driving force behind COOH) and Spain's young bass-wizard Loop Stepwalker. A loud, clear and hard-hitting four-track 12", this EP is something which will fit extremely well next to Broken Note, Niveau Zero or Matta in shelves and DJ playlists. Twisted, imaginative, enthusiastic dubstep at its best. "Fraktals" will be released on February 22nd, and can be pre-ordered on record here, as mp3 there.
As usual, pre-orders are getting a rebate, meaning that people who pay for their CD, record or digital release before their release dates will not only get their music earlier than anybody else, but also cheaper.
Detailled, deep, pristine: the adjectives often used to describes Noel Wessels's output as DJ Hidden or The Outside Agency are even more accurate for the long-awaited first album by his new Semiomime project. A highly evocative and changing soundtrack to a yet-to-be-written movie, “From Memory” is a tour de force in emotional, multi-instrumental music writing and production. Close your eyes and let Semiomime guide you through his mysterious, intimidating but not unfriendly sonic journey. (get this on CD / as digital files)
The renowned detailled and personal production of Balkansky (a.k.a. COOH) meet the rage and insolence of the young Loop Stepwalker, resulting in a powerful record which puts rawness back into dubstep. "Fraktals", the first collaborative release between these two artists, is an energy-packed and original record which will fit perfectly alongside Broken Note or Niveau Zero both on the dancefloor and on turntables. Dirty but subtle, hard but balanced: the first step of an exciting path. (get this on 12" / as mp3)
"Asunder" is quite a weird trip, obviously a debut film, but let's focus on what interests us here. Subheim's track "Streets" (from the album "No Land Called Home") is featured shortly in this movie, around the 11th minute mark. So click ahead to see some Matrix-inspired fights between tie-wearing men running after an asian girl and a big red balloon. Or something.
Another meeting of Ad Noiseam-related music and images: Jeremy Pillipow, known around here as Cakebuilder, has recently written the soundtrack to "The Magus", a film described by Jaimz Asmundson (its director) as "multi-format, process-based experimental film that explores the root of artistic creation.".
This short movie, which follows the ritualistic creative process of the Winnipeg-based painter C. Graham Asmundson, is now being screened at various festivals. Jeremy Pillipow / Cakebuilder's tribal sounding score is a perfect match for this films rapid fire editing and dark psychedelic topic (think of Kenneth Anger, for example).
And another video using a track from Hecq and Matta. While the original version of "Sura" (from the record of the same name, adn128) already appears on two showreels (one, two) and Matta's "Suicide Stutter" in yet another one, it's this time the remix of Hecq's tune by Matta which got picked up to be featured in an advertisment for no less than Audi (yes, the fancy cars).