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.
People checking the playlist (also included below) will notice a few interesting things. To answer whatever questions might arise: Matta's "Release The Freq" will be on their next EP on Ad Noiseam. Their remix of Bong-Ra will be included in the CD version of his album, coming in early 2011, and the one for Black Lung will be included on his coming Ad Noiseam EP, to be released this fall.
Here's Matta's "Skulls & Crossfaders" mix. Enjoy, and check the playlist and more links after the fold.
Now that Mothboy's third album, "Bunny" is out and available, we thought it might be interesting to sit down with Simon Smerdon, the musician behind this project, and speak to him about his releases, his decision to stop Mothboy after this album, his guest, tastes and future endeavours. Click below for a short interview with Mothboy, enriched with some audio excerps from all of his albums.
As announced a couple of months ago, Ad Noiseam will release in the Fall the second album by the Greek project Subheim. There was already a video teaser for this album, but the moment has come to actually reveal one of the tracks from this "No Land Called Home".
It's therefore time for a new "Friday Freebie", with this first track off the duo's second album. It's called "Streets", and reflects well the mood and instrumentation of "No Land Called Home". Multi-layered but crisp, beautiful but subtle, and generally speaking very fitting on Ad Noiseam. You can listen to (or download) this track here, or just press play below:
Subheim's "No Land Called Home" will be released on CD, 12" vinyl LP and digital in the Fall of 2010, bearing the catalog number adn133. More details? How about checking the cover artwork below or Subheim's website at www.subheim.com?
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