Fascinated by the 80s wave, 80s synthpop and an English band called "The Art of Noise", the man behind this all bought himself a MSX homecomputer around 1986 and started to write songs in Basic under the name "The Art Company". The results were that good that he was asked to write backgroundmusic for a MSX club magazine. Alas, it was never released because the club decided to discontinue.
Around 1996 he began programming songs with trackers for the new PC and the first results were released under the name "Hydlide" in 1998. Many more songs followed in own releases for more industrial orientated genres and bands like "Ex IQ" and "Legal Injury" around 2000. Several small projects were founded thru the years but the most known was the project "Yrrwe Zsuzyrrwe" in November 2000. The first EP 'Xytrobuzyrrwe', loads of demos and mp3.com released MCDs and album '' were the highlights.
A bit fed up with the industrial/noise scene in the Netherlands made him decide to quit Yrrwe Zsuzyrrwe and continued working on 2 other projects called "xlivid" (Dark Electro) and "Actum Ne Agas" (Electronic Folk/Ambient). "Ex Livid" is now the new name for xlivid, and Actum Ne Agas is kept safely in the fridge.
In 2009 however, he wanted to do what he earlier managed to do with Yrrwe Zsuzyrrwe and a very abstract Noise project called "Condomium". To do what he felt he was doing the best; make rhythmic noise. Driving loops, powerkicks and samples, sometimes combined with humour is what "Sonitus Niger" is. The first songs were that promising that some were picked up by virtual djs and are played frequently in virtual clubs and webradio.
The year 2010 was finally the breakthru for Sonitus Niger. The webrelease of the selftitled album ï¿½Sonitus Nigerï¿½ on last.fm and demo ï¿½Maschinenzimmer 413ï¿½ were the needed push to sign with the label Moonslave Radio LLC in May 2010. As we speak, Sonitus Niger is working on material for the new album ï¿½Rest In Piecesï¿½ which is scheduled for a release in early 2011.
Sonitus Niger, a one-man project, is ready to kick your ass on the dancefloor, wherever you are. "Prepare to stomp for the last time"...
Sonitus Niger can be booked for gigs in 2011.
06. Psalm 23
08. Asskickers Inc.
09. La pelle
10. La pelle (et la balayette)
11. The church, the walls and what's left of it
12. Low level
13. Silent Hill
01. Psalm 23
02. Maschinenzimmer 413
03. Silent Hill
05. Asskickers Inc.
Sonitus Niger - Rest In Pieces [02/2011]
01. Rest In Pieces (Part I)
02. Watch the strobo (and black out)
05. Don't tell me what I can't do
06. Ip0d Kidz
08. Black Noise
09. Thin Walls
11. Rest In Pieces (Part II)
12. PingPongCube (Dacaboya remix)
13. PingPongCube (Infiltrated By Giusy L@ [Dingue])
14. PingPongCube (Noiz+Zilenth remix)
Remixes done for:
Doomer - Heart Frequency (Stiff Little Girl) (Abused by Sonitus Niger)
Bitch Per Minute - No.14 (Brutalized by Sonitus Niger) (FREE DL)
Giusy L@ Dingue - ZERTY [KEY]BO@RD (Crunched by Sonitus Niger)
Noiz + Zilenth - Insolius Mundi (Dislocated by Sonitus Niger)
Yrrwe Zsuzyrrwe - Loyvatpe (Elyoptav-ed by Sonitus Niger)
Wiertarka - Bzyk (Filled by Sonitus Niger)