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out soon: ADMX-71 – Coherent Abstractions [L.I.E.S.]

August 3, 2015
 

Artist:
ADMX-71

 

Title:
Coherent Abstractions

 

Label:
Long Island Electrical Systems

 

Cat#:
LIES-067

 

Release Date:
15th October 2015

 

Format:
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Virtuality Continuum

02.
Arrival Into Uncharted Territory

03.
Neutralize & Eliminate

04.
Phenomenalist

05.
Conjectured State

06.
Nearing Obliteration

07.
Bound & Broken
[feat. Janina]

08.
My Theme Song

09.
Anxious Solitude

10.
Mystical Ascent

11.
MGM_41-85

 

Press Info:
Adam X is back with his third album release under his industrial guise, ADMX-71. Following releases with the legendary label Hands and his own imprint, Sonic Groove Experiments, Adam paired up with L.I.E.S Records in 2014 for Redacted Files, a 12” single of slowed-down and tense EBM wizardry. Adam returns to the L.I.E.S. front with Coherent Abstractions, a brand new album of singular experiments that pull from every corner of electronic music‘s landscape into a comprehensive and propulsive full-length.

Coherent Abstractions pulsates with fractured rhythms, vacillating melodies and mesmerizing compositions that showcase Adam‘s impressive history working in all aspects of the underbelly of electronic music. Noise and industrial elements seep into the album‘s 11 songs, churning the cold and abrasive into feverish new territory. Though Coherent Abstractions operates primarily in sounds of solitude, guest vocalist Janina joins Bound and Broken for a rare vocal collaboration on an ADMX-71 track. We also hear a frantic vocal performance from the producer on Nearing Obliteration which is undoubtedly the apex of the album.

Throughout the album the music sweeps from breakbeat noir, anxious electronic dub to reflective industrial modes making Coherent Abstractions an engaging and varied listen, updating a late 80‘s EBM tone into modern sound design environments, while pushing a reverence for the past and heading into the deep unknown of the future.

For those unfamiliar with Adam‘s deeply rooted history in the New York underground, he and his brother, Frankie Bones, pioneered techno in a post-disco, pre-Guiliani, New York City through the late-eighties and onwards past the nineties producing countless records under various guises and finally opening their own shop and record label, Sonic Groove. At the same time they began throwing renegade parties, known as STORM RAVE throughout the 5 boroughs, which was until this time unheard of in such a major U.S. metropolis and opened the door for what was to come. Their record store Sonic Groove served as an essential hub for purchasing cutting edge electronic music from which they imported from across the globe. The shop also functioned as a crucial meeting point for likeminded freaks throughout the city to exchange ideas. Furthermore, Adam was one of the most notorious train writers in the history of NYC graffiti as he trespassed the system and infiltrated train yards during a time when it was thought that the yards were impenetrable. After deciding to exit the world of graffiti he focused his energy solely on music. As time went by we‘ve heard Adam transform his sound from fast paced hard techno to metal beat driven industrialized EBM, the sounds of the train yard always present in his music carrying him forward.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“L.I.E.S. podcast 012”

 

Recommendations:
Traversable Wormhole with “The Sonic Groove Remixes”
Adam X’ “Coercive Persuasioin EP” on SCR Dark Series
ADMX-71’s “Second System” album on Sonic Groove Experiments
ADMX-71’s “Redacted Files EP” on L.I.E.S.

 

Buy CD:
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
L.I.E.S. @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Adam X aka ADMX-71
Long Island Electrical Systems

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Phenomenalist ”

 
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