Fresh out of the press to brave the Summer's heat, the two latest Ad Noiseam releases (and last one till the end of the season) are now out and available.
First comes Karsten Plfum's first EP for Ad Noiseam, the "Nemo Loon" 12" (adn130), in which this veteran producer of playful IDM and complex electronica turns his head towards dubstep and comes up with a very dynamic, heavy and futuristic record which goes way beyond the boundaries of the genre. "Nemo Loon" is available here on vinyl, there as mp3.
Also out today is the long-awaited new material by no less than Bong-Ra with his new "Monster" (adn130). This EP, available on vinyl, on CD and as mp3 presents the new face of this towering figure of hard electronics: sharper, harder, more diverse, deeper and more exemplary than ever before.
Exillon was recently commissioned by the iPhone application company Dopplerpad to write some track their music software (which, as far as I can tell as a non-iPhone owner, allows one to create a track on your phone), alongside Starkey, Eskmo and Jneiro Jarel.
The resulting four tracks are now available for download on the Dopplerpad "Outer Spaces" website. Check them out, enjoy, and let's see if you'll start writing music on your phone while commuting.
This video, directed and cut by the regular Ad Noiseam collaborator ID:Mora, shows a very dystopian and fast evolving scenery, whose mixture of harshness and beauty reflects well Matta's music. On the technical side, this fast and ever changing video was done entirely with still image, no actual video-footage being used at all. It might seem nothing when you read it, but watch the video below and you'll realize how much work this meant.
It's been a while since Bong-Ra hasn't laid some new material on wax or plastic, hasn't it? Time to rejoice, as the dutch master of breakcore took example on Enduser (who recently brought an end to a year of silence with his "1/3" EP) and has a new record coming out soon on Ad Noiseam. Aptly entitled "Monster", this four-tracker is Jason Kohnen's project's return to the spotlight as well as a clear proof of a lot of changes happening in Bong-Ra's style.
After a couple of years of silence, Bong-Ra returns to the foreground with a conceptual EP which shows an surprising new side of this project. Marrying his pummelling beats and high speed breaks with lush instrumentations and acoustic strings, Bong-Ra's "Monster" sounds hard and human at the same time. The carefully design of an experienced and imaginative producer, this many-headed sonic Cerberus is an extravagant monster of outstanding force and depth. (Get this on 12" / on CD / as mp3)
Exillon has recently recorded a new set, which was recently posted on Digital Nimbus, the webradio pendant of the Igloo magazine. Featuring both new and older tracks by this Ad Noiseam favorite, this DJ set can be streamed here or downloaded there. Click on these links for some nice, infectious and intelligent acid and IDM.
2010 so far has already been rich in new acts for the label, with Matta, Hecq and very soon Karsten Pflum signing their first records on Ad Noiseam (even their solo début in the case of the first), but there are more to come. Ad Noiseam is welcoming on board Subheim, which some of you might have heard (of) already through his "Approach" album, for a second album to come out in the fall of 2010.
"No Land Called Home" is the name of Subheim's sophomore full length effort. The project led by currently Athens-based Kostas K. has made some waves (in both senses of the word) with a first album published by Tympanik Audio in 2008. The new one ups the ante of this sharply produced atmospheric material, is a work to be reckoned with, and should open many doors to this very promising young act and his dystopian ambiences.
Below is a short video medley of material from the upcoming album.