Friday, January 28, 2022

Andrew Nolan Vs Whitehorse & The Body. Andrew Nolan Vs Harms Way

 


I'm on the Tartarus Records pressing of the Whitehorse & The Body record (two different pressings with different track lists)

Available here

CD and cassette version also available (I'm on both of those formats)

I don't think I posted about it but i did a second remix for Chicago titans Harms Way for the tenth anniversary edition of Isolation (the first one being for the PSTHMN 12"in 2019).

Available here, or here if European shipping is cheaper for you


Like Weeds/ Andrew Nolan


 I don't normally agree to preorders but the last few releases have sold out immediately so let's try it this time and see what happens.

Industrial Coast has my split with Tokyo's Like Weeds for sale, ships February 18th, find it here.

In a previous lifetime we did a split together in 1999

Digitally available on my bandcamp and all streaming services from Feb 18th 

Like Weeds brings excellent cold rhythmic electronic angst, if it went further one way it would be power electronics, if went further in another it would be contemporary electronic music.

My side is influenced by my interests in early experimental music, DIY music of the 70s and early 80s, dub, and hip hop. 


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Lonely Water

 


New release, tape on Industrial Coast, digital on bandcamp and whatever streaming sites you use. Even Deezer! (i honestly don't know what Deezer is, i just smile everytime i get an e mail letting me know my release is on Deezer. Deezer Nutzerz?)

Eight songs about malevolent water spirits and drowned children, digital version has a remix by New York Digital Hardcore peeps Warcrimes.

My current approach to composing music is to fill every space with overlapping patterns and repeat for four minutes, then go in and ruthlessly edit sections out entirely, reprocess and resample everything and see what's left.

Lonely Water feels less chaotic than Black Creek - though the two are similar - and is born from the same influences; Radiophonic Workshop, hip hop (late 80s, mid 90s, & post 2015 eras), King Tubby/ Scientist/ Prince Jammy dub, Krautrock, late 70s industrial, and German power electronics.



More of this on the horizon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dymaxion

 


Dymaxion is out digitally and on vinyl April 26th, vocals by Garbageface, production by me.

Spent about a year going back and forth on this one, the basic idea was about the failures of technology and the myth of progress. Musical backdrop is equal parts sampling and non-sampling depending on the needs.

Here's Garbageface's description:


DYMAXION is an album about the future, seen through the eyes of a forever glitching past. The story starts when The Bomb drops and continues until The Towers fall. In between those two cataclysms, we watch as promises of progress pile up and pile up like newspaper headlines proclaiming victory over evil. 

DYMAXION sees garbageface join forces with Toronto's Wolfagram for a full-length collab — the Wolf's alternate universe boom bap provides a perfect netting to capture and cradle the face's paranoia-soaked pontifications and dot-connections. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Black Creek

 


Black Creek cassette out now on Seith Communiti, physical here, if you pay for downloads you can buy it direct from Survivalist (embedded above). Or you can just stream it at the usual suspects.

 

This is how Aerin described it:

Following a series of solo releases for Canadian imprint Absurd Exposition, Toronto-based producer ANDREW NOLAN has constructed eight dizzying compositions that fuse elements of super-heavy dub, industrial hip hop and anxiety-ridden synth music into a brutal cosmopolitan synthesis. Black Creek is an attempt at assembling elements of the sonic psychogeography of 1980s Leeds, UK, and then reducing it down to what remains - "Radiophonic Workshop reimagined as a soundsystem," in the artists' own words. The tracks are tinged with a kind of subliminal horror and nauseous miasma, bleeding unwell energies from one track to the next, weaving coldly through uneasy dreamlike ambiance and intense peaks toward a somber epilogue.

Techniques are largely the same as previous releases under my own name -  Oneironautics is made entirely out of the sound of an electronic door locking system - the final form is just different from the three releases on Absurd Exposition.

Zeigarnik Effect is a kind of "this is how i made the recording".

A lot of remixes and collaborations have been done in the last few months. Both Intensive Care albums are complete, Antibodies is being released by Iron Lung and That We Be Made Worthy is being released by Closed Casket Activities.

A few hip hop records i produced should be out at various points through the year. Wait, i haven't posted about that side of my musical life over here have i? I talk about it on the Taker Wide podcast i did a year or two back.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Reigning Cement/ Raining Bullets

Jesse Draxler asked Intensive Care to contribute to his Reigning Cement project, it's up for preorder here

About the concept:

The concept behind the audio portion of Reigning Cement was inspired by an experiment that Draxler participated in a few years ago, in which a group of collage artists were each given the exact same packet of visual assets with which to create a piece. Similarly, Draxler provided each musician on Reigning Cement with the same 34 sonic elements—all recorded in the noisy industrial environment just outside his studio on the edge of Los Angeles. 

About our track:

Bloomer structured Jesse's recordings then I edited (very slightly), reprocessed, and mixed the track,

In keeping with the theme of field recordings we placed a cell phone on the floor of a room and yelled near it, I cut the audio up during mixing to fit.

In keeping with Intensive Care's general themes of voyeurism and the trauma of life in the city the song is about a shooting I was present at ("the only saving grace is we never made eye contact") in November 2019.

Two almost complete Intensive Care recordings are next, one of our standard bass and drums material, one focusing on our more electronic influences.

The pandemic slowed the completion of the first and sped up the impetus to complete the second.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Harm's Way remix

I was very excited to be asked to contribute a remix to Harm's Way - PSTHMN 12" on Closed Casket Activities


Post Human was easily my favourite Angry Guitar record of 2018 and i've been a fan of the band since Isolation was released in 2011.

My goal was to bring out some of the more buried influences in the band's sound to the forefront and create a cold and mechanized military-robots-moshing-in-zero-gravity feel.