"Hallelujah" is not only the follow-up to "Nostril", but also a definite step forward for Igorrr. An album which was for years in the making, it is the translation into tracks of very old ideas and the combination not only of styles, but also of many guest musician's talent. Together with several new singers and musicians, Igorrr has perfected here the concepts he had touched in his previous albums, improving his production and mixing breakcore, baroque classical music and metal in an even faster, more coherent and crazier way. Both from Igorrr solo and from his high-profile guests "Hallelujah" is the lorrrd's concentrate, the exhilarating, mad result of a perfectionist's tireless work.
However, note that since we're more than busy right now with our very own Apocalyptic celebration (which doubles as a release party for this album) and will then go straight to a week of Christmas off-time, orders for the record and the CD will not be processed before December 29th, and not shipped before the 2nd of January. Sorry for this delay; we all have to recharge the batteries, and the many bank holidays in this period do not help to ship orders fast. Note, however, that all pre-orders have been shipped. If you pre-ordered this album and have paid for it, it is on its way, and might even have reached you now. If you bought the digital version, a link is now available for you in your account in the Ad Noiseam online store.
Friday Freebie: do you remember this gigantic four-hour podcast by The Outside Agency (pictured above) which we had posted several weeks ago? Here come more to listen to from the duo formed by DJ Hidden and Eye-D, this time with a live recording of their set at this year's Qore event (which actually took place right after DJ Hidden rocked Berlin's Burn The Machine festival).
A week after its trailer, the time has come to start prying the flood gates open: pre-orders are now taken for Igorrr's eagerly awaited fourth album, "Hallelujah" (adn165). This new tour de force will be released on all three formats: a luxurious gatefold double LP (with the CD added to the record, as has become a habit on Ad Noiseam), digipack CD and digital files. Click on each format to secure your copy. And of course, as usual, pre-orders get a rebate. So not only will you get your copy before everybody else, but also for a bit cheaper.
And for the few of you who still need to be convinved, here are two excerpts from this "Hallelujah". Navigate to the album page to listen to even more.
Techdiff is at it again. He had given away a big pack of sounds and loops for free before the release of his "P.Conv" album (adn151), and has now built a free little sequencer with which we can all play at being Techdiff.
Built with sounds and patterns used in "P.Conv", the "P.Conv Mash" program is a Reaktor tool in which you can rearrange beats, sequences and effects to produce your own Techdiff-sounding snippets. It comes with a short manual, and you can watch a video of it in use (or on Vimeo there). Finally, note that you do not need to own a full copy of Reaktor to play with it, as you can first download a free Reaktor player from the Native Instruments website to use this mash-up tool.
Go ahead, download this tool and enjoy it. It's easy to install and very fun to play with. If anybody wants to send us screencasts of what they came up with, go ahead. And of course, check what Techdiff himself did with this for the "P.Conv" album.