A new salvo of anthemic, harder-than-life dubstep from the Bulgarian and Spanish phenomenons that are Balkansky (a.k.a. Cooh) and Loop Stepwalker. This follow-up to their "Fraktals" EP shows how these two manage to write heavy and distorted tunes without ever falling in the current pitfalls of the genre. Free of "wobbly" or "filthy" clichés, here comes a record which will pack dancefloors, surprise delighted fans and once again affirms what a driving force these two musicians have become. (get this on 12" / as digital files)
Seven down and now more five to go. As everybody here shouldknow, 2011 is the tenth year of activity for Ad Noiseam, and we're celebrating this all throughout the world, bringing artists from the label to play at label parties all year long (and taking the occasion to blow some candles and eat some cake with the fans).
We're announcing a 12th of these birthday parties, and we this time go east, with the Bulgarian edition of the 10 Years Ad Noiseam party, which will take place in Sofia on Saturday, October 29th. The line-up there is solid as usual: DJ Hidden, Broken Note (for his first gig ever in this country), Balkansky & Loop Stepwalker, Cooh and yours truely, as well as the local acts Ogonek and Mocks.
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.