Dubexmachina + Comfortnoise
bass music + advanced dubwise electronic music

comfortnoise / ploy / basslines / clubnight / podcast / new.com (dj)


is dedicated to advanced dubwise electronic music such as techno, house, reggae-dub & dubstep: it's about bass music in an open and wide sense. it has been established by new.com in november 2003.

>>> see the great interview in 3 parts about comfortnoise in zweikommasieben magazin (in german)
>>> see the pictures gallery of comfortnoise
>>> see history of comfortnoise


comfortnoise ploy plays out what comfortnoise passionately pursues: bass, drum & time. echo, reverb & space. loops, patterns & decoration. 7", 10" & 12". strength, warmth & muddiness. berlin, kingston & the marquesas. prince jammy, king tubby & queen pomaré. ishmael, queequeg & ahab. kea, etua & matahoata.

>>> see the comfortnoise ploy page for the details!


basslines is about sound & culture, mind & affecivity by presenting & discussing texts/books that are connected to this blog's direction of impact: advanced dubwise electronic music. it appears in a regular column in the printed edition of the bilingual (e/ger) zweikommasieben magazin, written by marius 'comfortnoise' neukom (a.k.a. new.com). 

>>> see the comfortnoise basslines page for the details!


comfortnoise clubnight is a label for cutting-edge club events featuring advanced dubwise electronic music.

>>> see the comfortnoise clubnight page for the details!


comfortnoise podcast is a monthly internet-radioshow run by new.com & d_u_bious (zürich/ switzerland). the shows are featuring national and international guests. they are video live streamed over livebeats and later archived in high quality mp3-files (on soundcloud) together with the timecoded tracklist, including videorecording (on youtube) and additional visuals.

>>> see the comfortnoise podcast page for the details!


new.com (comfortnoise, dubexmachina, bold) features advanced dubwise electronic music such as techno, house, reggae-dub & dubstep: bass music in an open and wide sense. he is a swiss dj with international experience and basically plays vinyl records as a consequence of a well-developped quality consciousness.

>>> see new.com's page for the details!


comfort noise is used in telecommunication because listeners prefer a low level noise to dead silence. the sounds that are heard when there are no voices on the line are often overlooked, yet are important contributors to the perceived call quality. dead silence is disconcerting for most people. comfort noise is therefore an artificial background noise used in radio and wireless communications to fill the silent time in a transmission resulting from voice activity detection.

comfort noise in electronic music is used to fill the space between the bass drum beats. it is a background noise that often stays unobserved, although it is indispensable to evoke the characteristic mood inside this sound: comfort noise desings the carpet that holds the listener unfailing on the ground of a fuzzy, warm, cosy and relaxed feeling. prototypical use of this effect occurs in the m-series, from four to seven.