Robert Smith of The Cure? The ghost of Slipknot's recently deseased bass player? We're not quite sure who this masked avenger is, but his recent fan-made, unofficial video, done for "a school project" is for sure a reason to write a bit about the new Ad Noiseam act Igorrr.
The solo project of Paris-based multi-instrumentalist Gautier Serre, Igorrr has been making quite some noise through and with a couple of self-released album in the past years (one of which was later put out as mp3 by the good people of Acroplane). 2010 will see Igorrr take a whole new step, though, with first a vinyl version of a past album on Impulsive Art (which will be available through the Ad Noiseam online store upon release), enriched with some crunchy remixes by Rotator & alii. In the fall, it will be time for Igorrr's brand new album, "Nostril", which will be then released on Ad Noiseam (you already want a catalog number? adn133, coming in October).
You will hear and see a lot more about Igorrr, his insane combination of breakcore, baroque music (baroque-core is the new buzzword) and metal. But first, let's see a mask fan pay tribute to this project. There are more videos and links after the cut.
Ready to dive head first into doom damnation? Hecq's new record, "Sura" is coming out very soon, and we know have the posters that will be given with each 12". Using the same (but fully featured and full-sized) artwork as the record or its companion t-shirt, these big posters will be the little extra to be found with each copy of "Sura".
Time to get your dancing shoes again: with new records by Hecq (adn128) and Karsten Pflum in the pipeline and Matta's "The Lost" still hot from the pressing plant, Ad Noiseam is bringing all these acts together for two shows in Germany in a few weeks.
A couple of days later, we'll bring basses to the haven and see whether Hamburg can resist a sound-made tsunami. The show will take place at Hafenklang on July 2nd (yes, that's where Drumcorps played very recently). Same line-up, same goodness, and enough great audio to wake the whole city.
Don't miss on your chances to witness the talent and diversity of Matta, Hecq and Karsten Pflum live. To update an old breakcore saying to today's flavor, our scene can outbass your scene 24/7.
Friday freebie: this one is not from the archives, but straight from the future. Ad Noiseam is releasing in a couple of weeks the new (and long-awaited) new record by the Berlin electronic-and-bass wizkid Hecq, and here's a track from this gigantic EP.
Yours truely was therefore honored to be invited to provide a guest DJ set for a new episode of this show. It is now online for everybody to download and enjoy, directly here or from the Electronic Explorations website.
I tried to present something varied and interesting, which would feature Ad Noiseam artists as well as other people I listen to. There's some jazz in this, some doom-metal, a lot of bass and a lot of breaks, and I hope that it all mixes together well.
The day has come: Niveau Zero's debut album, "In_Sect" (adn129) is now officially released on Ad Noiseam, and available both as CD and mp3. People who had pre-ordered the CD should have received it by now, and those who had purchased the digital version can now download this album in the Ad Noiseam online store.
The first full length album by France's best known dubstep export, "In_Sect" is a boundary-free wild ride through the many forms of modern bass music. Featuring collaborations with such artists as Ben Sharpa, Broken Note, Hecq and The Unik, it is a new statement of Niveau Zero's talent and his take at concert hall-friendly heavy tracks. Heavy dubstep, hip-hop, metal and breaks collide here to form a massive and addictive collection. An ear-opener against musical sectarianism, as well as a perfect album to spin or dance to.
Roel Funcken's "Vade" has been out for a few weeks now, and we thought that it might be a good idea to sit down with this musician and asks a few questions about his solo work, his production techniques and the future of Funckarma. Read his answers below, intertwined with excerpts from this album.