Continuing from the previous post about Larvae's tour: an interview with Matthew Jeanes will be aired tomorrow evening (22:00in Germany) on the internet radio Byte.fm during the "Hidden Tracks" show. Be sure to tune in for some inside information about Larvae and the ongoing tour.
Larvae have arrived in Europe, and here is a run-down of the fourth show to be played by this act in the coming week.Note that the new "white label" Larvae DVD will be available at all these concerts, directly from the band and / or Ad Noiseam.
All the dates and the DVD trailer are after the break.
Ad Noiseam is proud to announce the release in the summer of 2009 of "Here Be Piggies", a full length collaboration between The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and Nine Inch Nails, thought as a companion to TKDE's forthcoming album, "Here Be Dragons".
Nine Inch Nails's Trent Rezner had the following to say about this remix album: "I wanted to try something different, something genuinely more underground and boundaries-pushing. Getting away from mainstream rock has been my wish for years now, and I found in TKDE the perfect people to jam with. Partying with TKDE / Bong-Ra's Jason Kohnen also helped me get over my straight-edgeness, and releasing on Ad Noiseam brings me back to the times I was a struggling musician scraping for money. I am having fun again, finally".
"Here Be Piggies", a 6 tracks, 66 minutes-long remix album of "Here Be Dragons", has been recordedby both bands working together, and will be released shortly before TKDE's new album, in the late summer 2009. Mp3s and videos will be available online soon.
For this album, Trent Reznor assembled a new NIN line-up, featuring Armando Acosta, Terminator X, Jasmin Wagner and HP Baxter.
The british magazine Rock-A-Rolla has good taste. Not only because they have Isis on the cover of their new issue, or interview Wolves In The Throne Rooms, Nadja or Mono, but also because this very issue contains a double page feature about The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, who speak about the band's inception, their live gigs and of course the new "Mutations EP". In other words, if you live in the UK, get a copy of this magazine alongside this CD / LP (and you might also want to have a look at the reviews of the recent Larvae and Teknoist albums a bit further in this magazine)
White label, handmade packaging, no release information, and still, this is the real thing: after years of fans asking to be able to bring the videos that Larvae are showing at their concert, somebody finally jumped the gun and produced a DVD of them. The whole thing, as far as I know will be available only from the band and from the Ad Noiseam online store. We have received our copies, and pre-orders can begin here (those of you attending the Elektroanschlag festival next week will also be able to get this DVD there).
This untitled DVD contains 14 of the videos that Larvae are showing at their gigs (all with optional audio commentaries) and some extra, and can be shipped from us starting on the 6th of April. I can already hear all the wookies, godzillas and 8 bit characters screaming all at once "finally!".
March 21st update: we're back (with a vengeance). All emails etc will be processed and answered on Sunday and Monday.
Unbelievable but true: Ad Noiseam is taking some time off. Time to get some fresh air and recharge the batteries in preparation for several releses and a major event.
To cut a short story long: because of vacations from March 14th to March 20th, Ad Noiseam is closed for the week. Emails and orders will be answered again starting March21st (next week Saturday). Don't panic, we'll come back.
Ready for drones, doomy jazz, dark atmospheres and female demons from the underworld? The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation (a.k.a. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, for thos of you who haven't been listening) is promising this and much more with their forthcoming "Succubus" CD, which will be released on Ad Noiseam in late Spring / early Summer 2009.
Recorded during a jam session in early 2009, "Succubus" is freely inspired by Jess Franco's 1968 movie of the same title. This album will be presented live again on March 28th at Patronaat in Haarlem, 2008 (more information here). And scroll below for a trailer to this session.
While The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble are hard working on their upcoming full length album on Ad Noiseam (slightly postponed for a late summer / early Autumn released, and at the moment bearing the working titles "Here Be Dragons"), praises keep on coming in for their very recent "Mutations EP" (adn105), out now on CD, LP and digital:
-from Popmatters: "The production is that much more spooky, rich, and atmospheric, and the song structure that much more purposeful and realized. It seems they have struck a perfect symmetry in the studio as a group, feeding off one another and performing cohesively. There is not a wasted moment to be heard."
-from Earlabs: "a deep emotional work, demonstrating how the meeting of acoustic and electronic sounds in the best moments can end up in atmospheres of otherwordly beauty."
Scans of print from Germany's De:Bug and France's Nuke are below after the break.