Ad Noiseam podcast: Semiomime, the calmer, more cinematic and electronica minded project by Noel Wessels (also known as DJ Hidden and one half of The Outside Agency) embarks today on a new series of four podcasts, each linked to a particular season, which will end in the Winter of 2015 / 2016 with a follow-up album to his "From Memory" debut (Ad Noiseam adn139, 2011).
While "From Memory" and the "Six Steps" EP were somewhat claustrophobic and highly evocative pieces of cinematic music, this "Spring" part of the "Nocturne" series is a somewhat gritty and ambient trip. Starting with Cordell Klier's sharp and very cold glitches, then featuring material from such a wide array of musicians as Oneohtrix Point Never, Wilt, Xela, Deaf Center or Sigur Ros, this "Spring" showcases an often overlooked side of Noel Wessels's tastes and talents, and might give us hints of what to expect with Semiomime's sophomore album.
Friday Freebie: Swarm Intelligence doesn't spend much time away from his computer, distortion pedals or mixer. We've already featured twosets from this Berlin-based, Irish-born artist in our Friday Freebies series recently, and here comes a third. The DJ set which you can listen to here or below was commissioned by Berlin's Modulate crew, who invited him to play at their latest party on March 21st (this is tomorrow at the time of writing).
Noisy as ever, heavier on the techno side than usual, this DJ set contains material by Swarm Intelligence (some of which from his "Faction" album) as well as from like-minded artists. Click play to listen to this perfect way to kick-start your week-end.
Ad Noiseam is happy to announce its first release for 2015, Gore Tech's new multi-format "Futurphobia" (adn185). Coming out on vinyl and CD as well as as a limited-edition poster-print and as digital files, this follow-up to 2013's "Machine Throne" will be available on April 13th. You can already pre-order it all (12" / CD / poster / digital) and listen to excerpts from all the tracks there. Click below for a video teaser to this powerful yet somber release.
Friday Freebie: Almost five years after the release of the original version of this track on "Nostril" (adn132), Igorrr went back to the studio to record "Pavor Nocturnus" in a new way. Invited behind the mic were, as expected, Igorrr's live band singers Laure Le Prunenec and Laurent Lunoir, whose voices transform this track into a song fitting closely with the new sound Igorrr has been pursuing.
Click here or below to listen to this 2015 version of Igorrr's "Pavor Nocturnus", and there to download it.
Now that you have had a couple of months to enjoy "Maigre", the long-awaited and much-praised collaboration between Igorrr and Ruby My Dear, as we wait for its vinyl version to be repressed (it should be available again at the very end of March, and is still in stock on CD), and as the season for t-shirt is getting closer (at least in the northern hemisphere), it is time to show your support and fly the colors of the best known greyhound in breakcore.
Now available are brand new "Maigre" t-shirt, proudly displaying Fortifem's artwork for this EP as well as its name (which, we remind our non-French speaking audience, means "thin" in Igorrr and Ruby My Dear's language). The greyhound comes in black on grey fabric, and these shirts are fair-trade and organic, of course.
Click here to get a better look, or there to get yours.
Larvae have been busy uploading a series of unreleased songs to their Soundcloud page, as already mentionned on our post about Mothboy's remix of "Vostok". The latest tune to escape from a (now probably dusty) hard drive is the following "Roomtone", which was written back in 2002, at the time Larvae were working on their "Monster Music" EP and "Fashion Victim" albums, their debuts for Ad Noiseam.
Not only has a lot of time passed since 2002, but Larvae's sound has also greatly evolved since these purely electronic, "dark hop" beginnings. Click below to listen to "Roomtone", then compare it to Larvae's latest album to date, the 2012 released "Exit Strategy".