Fifth and last spotlight article in our series about Ad Noiseam's Autumn 2010 releases, this time about Subheim's long-awaited "No Land Called Home". Coming two years after this act's "Approach" debut, Subheim's sophomore effort is this band's rise to maturity and (hopefully) long-deserved recognition. This album is a theatre of transformations and relocations: acoustic and organic sound have taken to the front of the stage, providing this act's introspective and grandiose songs with a more humane touch.
Subhim's new album is the fruit of both long efforts, a clear artistic vision and the collaboration between several musicians and vocalists, resulting in a whole which Ad Noiseam is particularely proud to produce. Do not pass on it, and spread the word: Subheim have now relocated to the UK, making it a lot easier for them to play shows across Europe. If you are a promoter, get in touch to organize a gig such as their remarked concert at the Maschinenfest 2010 (video below).
You can find more information here, and enjoy some audio excerpts and videos below.
The winter is not really there yet, and probably even less so in Mallorca, where Loop Stepwalker is based, but this didn't stop this new Ad Noiseam signing (whose first release for the label will be a collaboration with Balkansky called "Fraktals", to be released soon-ish) to prepare and record a "Winter 2010" mix for all of us to listen, enjoy and dance to.
The mix is there or below, and features quite a lot of new tracks, both by Loop Stepwalker and others. Enjoy, this should make you move enough to stop the freezing process.
To err is human, but that's not the point of r.fm. This slick-looking, Sweden-based website might look at first like something focusing on the more techno and minimal side of things, but, lo and behold, it has also published articles and mixes by both Matta and Niveau Zero recently.
The name of the Wunschkonzert website could be translated in "wished for concert" or "concert à la carte". I have little background information about this site, but the great Karsten Pflum is gracing the latest episode of this size with a 15-track live set in which he mixed both his material (including two from his "Nemo Loon" EP, adn130) with some from friends such as Hecq or Bjørn Svin.
Fourth article detailling one of the many new releases on Ad Noiseam this Autumn, and this time about two items which are now available: Matta's new vinyl EP, "Release The Freq" (adn137) and first CD, "Prototype" (adn138) were released yesterday, and can now be purchased in the online store.
Featuring three new tracks, the "Release The Freq" 12" is the follow-up to the remarked "The Lost" (adn126) released in the Spring. It showcases again Matta's knick at writing dubstep tracks which go far beyond the usual clichés of the genre: heavy, but subtle, dark, but balanced, club-friendly, but detailled. "Release The Freq" is available now on vinyl and as mp3.
Coming up at the same time (which is now) is "Prototype", Matta's first CD. Like last year's "Terminal Static" by Broken Note, this release compiles most of Matta's vinyl output for all those of you who prefer your discs five inch-wide and silvery. "Prototype" contains all the tracks from "The Lost" and "Release The Freq" as well as Matta's remix from Hecq's "Sura", two tracks from their digital "Vice" debut and an exclusive tune. It can now be purchased on CD or as mp3.
Matta just played an excellent and very remarked gig at this year's Maschinenfest festival (so remarked, actually, that we sold out of all the copies of "Prototype" we had there), but for all of you who weren't there, how about enjoying both these releases as well as a brand new free mix from this duo?
The tracklisting for this new "Decrease The Peace" mix as well as more pictures and tracks from the two new releases are below.
The famed Maschinenfest festival came and went and, as every year, was a memorable experience. New location and late date this year, but the whole thing was again a particularely fun, well organized and friendly event. Thank you to the promoters and the audience who made the concerts by Matta, Subheim and Niveau Zero such successes. (or the whole festival, actually).
You can check a few pictures over here (or be on the lookout for more there), as well as first videos from the very remarked Niveau Zero show below. Congratulations, and see you there next year.
We'e just days from the official release date of Subheim's "No Land Called Home" (hint: this also means you have only days to pre-order it on the cheap), and we're not the only one looking forward this magnificent full-length: the very nice Headphone Commute webzine has just published a free mix prepared by Subheim, showcasing several tracks from this album as well as unreleased tracks by Mobthrow (from his upcoming Ad Noiseam album), Hecq and others.
The new four track EP by a project that has become an Ad Noiseam regular features three new tracks (including the title one, which you might first have heard in this mix months ago) as well as "Mask Of Gas", which was a CD exclusive back then on "Terminal Static" (adn117). We've heard you, though, and it has now been pressed on thick, loud black vinyl.
As a celebration, how about several live dates in America, even including some in Mexico City and Bogota? All the details about this are in the live section of this site. Some of us will be able to attend these shows. But for everybody, here comes the "Flood", available right now on vinyl or as mp3. Enjoy the audio excerpts and pictures below.