Remember a few weeks ago, when this site hosted an interview with Panacea to celebrate his podcast for Barcode Recordings? Here we are at it again, this time with Miike Hayward, a.k.a. The Teknoist, sitting down at the interviewee table with us and answering some questions about his music, past, present and future.
Not only a seminal figure of the British breakcore and hardcore scene, The Teknoist has been part of the Ad Noiseam family since the release in 2008 of his "Pillaged and Plundered" split record with Eustachian, followed a few months later by his first (and so far only) full length album, "...Like A Hurricane Made Of Zombies". We're therefore very happy that he was asked by Barcode to record one of their free "Filthcast" mix, which you can download and enjoy right here. And let's see what The Teknoist has to say about this:
With Bong-Ra's "Monster" and Karsten Pflum's "Nemo Loon" now out and available, it's time to lend an ear to what Ad Noiseam has planned next. We'll be taking a little pause this summer, but will be back in September and October with several releases, including "Nostril", the new album by Paris-based Igorrr (about whom we had already written a bit here).
The "Friday Freebie" of the week is therefore a full track taken from this album (which you might have heard somewhere else already). It's melodic, fast, broken, crazy, insane, unexpected and sharp, a lot of adjectives which fit Igorrr's music in general and "Nostril" in particular. And no, we're just like you, we have never heard something like this before. The track can be streamed for free here or below. And remember, you'll have to wait till October for "Nostril" to be released (on Ad Noiseam, of course, with the catalog number adn132)
Fresh out of the press to brave the Summer's heat, the two latest Ad Noiseam releases (and last one till the end of the season) are now out and available.
First comes Karsten Plfum's first EP for Ad Noiseam, the "Nemo Loon" 12" (adn130), in which this veteran producer of playful IDM and complex electronica turns his head towards dubstep and comes up with a very dynamic, heavy and futuristic record which goes way beyond the boundaries of the genre. "Nemo Loon" is available here on vinyl, there as mp3.
Also out today is the long-awaited new material by no less than Bong-Ra with his new "Monster" (adn130). This EP, available on vinyl, on CD and as mp3 presents the new face of this towering figure of hard electronics: sharper, harder, more diverse, deeper and more exemplary than ever before.
Exillon was recently commissioned by the iPhone application company Dopplerpad to write some track their music software (which, as far as I can tell as a non-iPhone owner, allows one to create a track on your phone), alongside Starkey, Eskmo and Jneiro Jarel.
The resulting four tracks are now available for download on the Dopplerpad "Outer Spaces" website. Check them out, enjoy, and let's see if you'll start writing music on your phone while commuting.
This video, directed and cut by the regular Ad Noiseam collaborator ID:Mora, shows a very dystopian and fast evolving scenery, whose mixture of harshness and beauty reflects well Matta's music. On the technical side, this fast and ever changing video was done entirely with still image, no actual video-footage being used at all. It might seem nothing when you read it, but watch the video below and you'll realize how much work this meant.
It's been a while since Bong-Ra hasn't laid some new material on wax or plastic, hasn't it? Time to rejoice, as the dutch master of breakcore took example on Enduser (who recently brought an end to a year of silence with his "1/3" EP) and has a new record coming out soon on Ad Noiseam. Aptly entitled "Monster", this four-tracker is Jason Kohnen's project's return to the spotlight as well as a clear proof of a lot of changes happening in Bong-Ra's style.
After a couple of years of silence, Bong-Ra returns to the foreground with a conceptual EP which shows an surprising new side of this project. Marrying his pummelling beats and high speed breaks with lush instrumentations and acoustic strings, Bong-Ra's "Monster" sounds hard and human at the same time. The carefully design of an experienced and imaginative producer, this many-headed sonic Cerberus is an extravagant monster of outstanding force and depth. (Get this on 12" / on CD / as mp3)