Remember the "Street Chic" EP, pictured above, from back in 2004? No, we're not announcing a sequel or a re-release, but still, (The) Panacea is back on the Ad Noiseam website. The man has a new album (available here from the Ad Noiseam online store) on his ressuscitated Position Chrome label, and has even taken the task of rejuvenating his Squaremeter project (same thing, we have the new album here).
To celebrate all this, the nice people over at Barcode Recordings have asked him to prepare a podcast (or better said, "filthcast") for them, which is supposed to hit over the internet in a couple of days can be downloaded for free here, the tracklisting being there (remember the recent one by DJ Hidden?). As a preparation for this mix, Barcode has sit down with Panacea, asked him a few questions, and handed the interview to Ad Noiseam to host. So here it is below, (The) Panacea in interview with Barcode.
Showcasing some of very heavy, crystal-clear and particularely insidious tracks that Hecq has been playing live over the past years, "Sura" is the long-awaited translation onto wax of Hecq's current sound. Keeping up (or improving) the excellent production quality of this musician's output, it is also his most club-oriented material to date, and should throw a new light at this rising producer. Add to this a remix by label-mates Matta, and you get a record which is definitely not to be passed on. Oh, and did you read that every copy of the 12" comes with a big poster?
Speaking of doom: Hecq's new record "Sura" was supposed to be released today (June 7th), but our dear friendly neighboorhoud pressing plant has managed to miss the deadline oncetwice again. Put it simply: the records were supposed to be there some time ago, and there still arent'.
Apparently, we should receive them in the coming two or three days. Every pre-order will then be shipped immediately, and all wholesale orders will be filled on the day we get these records. Sorry for this regretable inconvenience. Those of you with Hecq or Ad Noiseam voodoo dolls are asked to remove the pins now.
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.