Friday Freebie: while "Rust" might still be very fresh (and gathering a lot of praises" at the moment), Swarm Intelligence's not getting any rest. He has just recorded a new podcast (he is quite generouswith these) for the Berlin based Mindwaves collective. Starting quite calm and building up the noise and beat level little by little, this new mix showcases many sides of this artist's talent. A very nice companion to Swarm Intelligence's new album, it can also serve as an accurate introduction to people not yet familiar with this act (something they should correct quickly).
Click here or below to listen to Swarm Intelligence's "Mindcast 25". The tracklisting is after the cut.
Few works have been as eagerly awaited as Drumcorps’ second album. Coming out nine years after "Grist" (Ad Noiseam adn70, 2006), "Falling Forward" looks to the future while staying true to the project's heavy guitar music roots. Dense riffs, vocals, melody, guest musicians, and a diverse array of modern electronics combine with concise songwriting to form a complete work of integrity. The result is powerful, cohesive, tender, and in a class of its own: keeping all the elements which made "Grist" a success and taking them forward, confirming Drumcorps’s position as not only a perfectionist, but also an innovator.
Tomorrow, October 30th is the release date of Drumcorps's long awaited new album. It took Aaron Spectre 8 years to craft this follow-up to “Grist”, we're very proud to be able to release “Falling Forward”, everything about this album should be a reason to rejoice.
We have bad news for some of you, though: we have learned that we will not be able to release the vinyl version of this album on time. Worse still, this LP is not being delayed by a couple of days or a week, but by six solid weeks. Yes, we now expect the vinyl edition of “Falling Forward” to be available on December 14th only. We are very disappointed and angry about this, and we would like to apologize to all of you who have pre-ordered this record and will have to wait.
Click below to read our rants about the reasons behind this delay and our annoyance with it. First thing first, though, here's a breakdown of what is happening for people who have ordered Drumcorps's new album:
if you have pre-ordered the CD, your order has been shipped already, or is being shipped this week. No change there.
if you have pre-ordered the digital version, you will be able to download it at midnight, Central European Time. No change there either.
if you have pre-ordered the vinyl version (in whatever color), your parcel will be sent only on or a bit before December 14th. We are very sorry for this. However, you will be able to download a digital version of this album from your store account page, free of charge, at midnight tonight. This applies only to paid orders, placed before today. If you want to change anything about your order (something which we would of course understand, considering the very long delay), please get in touch by writing an email to
if you pre-ordered the LP at the Maschinenfest, we have your snail mail address, but not your email one. Please get in touch so that we can send you this album's digital version.
Anybody listening to Swarm Intelligence's new "Rust" album and comparing it with its previous one, 2014's "Faction" will very quickly notice a sift towards somewhat more accoustic sounds, more organic soundscapes and away from purely electronic synthesis. This is something made very obvious by the brand new video for "Iridescent" which you can watched here or below. A year after their work for "Antenna" (taken from "Faction", the29nov team have come up with something very different this time again, reflecting well the partly humane, partly machine-like, but definitely rustier side of Swarm Intelligence's new album. The result is hypnotic, perfectly in sync with the music, and provides a great visual pendant to the track. Enjoy.
From well-kept secret to one of the most praised names for dark, distorted techno, Ontal are already among the most talked about names for the genre. With "Entropia", this Serbian duo gets the chance to display its talent in a full-length format, offering very diverse material rich in heavy percussive beats, grating noise soundscapes and dynamic arrangements. Drawing inspirations from industrial forefathers as well as from modern producers, Ontal confirms with this album its position as one of the driving force when it comes to heavy, noisy and precise composition. Ever-changing but constantly powerful, "Entropia" is an industrial tour-de-force.
Click below to listen to this album's title track:
Friday Freebie on a Thursday this week. With Ontal's new album coming out tomorrow, we thought that we might point you to some free music by this young duo, and do so before the album comes out.
Ontal have gathered a lot of recognition for such a young project, but with "Entropia" coming out tomorrow, they might reach people who are not yet familiar with their music. What better way to correct this than listen to a free hour-long mix recorded and put online in September of this year. It should give you a good idea of what Ontal sound like behind the decks. Watch out, though: this is a DJ set, which features a lot of music not written by Ontal.
We're having a tight release schedule this month, and are accordingly generous with previews: following Swam Intelligence's "Iridescent" and Ontal's "Entropia" comes today a full length excerpt from Drumcorps's "Falling Forward". This long awaited new album, coming almost a decade after "Grist" will be released on October 30th on all formats. While we have already put a few tracks up for streaming here, say hello to "Built for War" in your social platforms here and below.
Ontal's driving and powerful "Entropia" is on the menu today. We hope that you've already listened to the four tracks available here. For those of you who haven't, and for everybody who like their music with on social platforms, here comes this album's title track uploaded for your listening pleasure. It should help everybody understand how happy we are to welcome Ontal to Ad Noiseam.