Swarm Intelligence readies Rust LP for Ad Noiseam

German grimace dark bass induction label and record shop Ad Noiseam have a slew of albums coming out in what remains of 2015 (including one from original Darkfloor duo Ontal).  Imminent is that of long time Darkfloor supporter and supportee Swarm Intelligence.

Dublin born and Berlin based the producer has for years been carving his own sonic path, obsessed as he is with noise doused technoid and broken beat manifestations splattered across a varied range of speeds and intensity. His new album Rust, his second for the label following last year’s Faction, drops October 16th on CD and double vinyl formats. Described quite aptly by the label as “a remarkable homage to decay and bleakness“. The release blurb continues, outlining its content and construct –

He has spent the last year gathering recordings of abandoned power stations and factories, corroded metal and found objects. The source material was rearranged, processed and woven into intense, distorted landscapes and sharp, metallic drums. With “Rust”, Swarm Intelligence has taken the cold hard elements of metal and forged them into a warmer, more organic sound, resulting in a strikingly stark, dissonant and immersive journey

Previews from 4 of the 10 tracks can be streamed from the Ad Noiseam site and having heard the whole thing I can confidently say it’s rather good. To get you in the mood for the album, here’s a recent set –

James Ginzburg & Yair Elizar Glotman – Nimbes (Yair Elazar Glotmans Ember mix)
Nolan Dialta – Christmas
Bolder – Passive Aggressive
The Haxan Cloak – The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)
Swarm Intelligence – Outpost
Franck Vigroux – 2024
O/H – Delirium Tremens
Mono No Aware – Strategisch Wertvoll
Violetpoison – Lisergico
Bintus – Looking in Your Fridge
DJ Spider & Franklin de Costa – Coffee Break
Tessela – Butchwax
Desonanz – Shogun HD
Myler – Broke Up
Swarm Intelligence – Gulf
Truss – Clytha (Tommy Four Seven remix)
SHXCXCHCXSH – Helical Dialog
Swarm Intelligence – Antenna
Shapednoise – As Others See Us
Clark – Ship Is Flooding


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