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).
2010 is living its last hours, and Noel Wessels (aka DJ Hidden or one half of The Outside Agency) and Ad Noiseam have a parting gift for this year.
"In Passing" is a first give-away sample introducing "From Memory", the début album by Noel Wessels's new Semiomime project. This long-awaited, carefully crafted and "quite different" project will finally get its first album on 11-II-11. After many delays, reworks and announcement, the album is finished, will be available for pre-order very soon. But here comes already something to listen to.
You can listen to "In Passing" below, stream it here or download it there. Enjoy, and best wishes for 2011