ADMX-71 latest single on L.I.E.S. Records "Melted Fuel"
Release date: April 24th, 2017
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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.
released October 15, 2015
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ADMX-71 Podcast, Tracklist:
01. ASC - Sunspots
02. Dasha Rush - Abandon Beauty & Beasts
03. Peter Benisch - Viii
04. Esplendor Geometrico - Sheikh
05. Tolouse Low Trax
06. Aphex Twin - Japan
07. Cute Heels - Future Dancers, Last Rockers
08. Sven Van Hees - Freakstahan(Speedy J Remix)
09. Chris & Cosey - Just Like You
10. ADMX-71 - Bound & Broken(Feat Jani)
11. Silent Servant - Moral Divide(Endless)
12. X-Marks The Pedwalk - Solitude
13. Annechoic - Uncertainty
14. Omicron - Static State
15. Clock DVA - Kabaret
16. Ron Morelli - Desert Ocean
17. Dive - Hall Of Mirrors
18. Thomas Heckmann - Zeitsprung
19. Anthony Rother - Wave Oddysee
20. Voi - Schwingungen
In 2014 ADMX-71 released "The Redacted Files" on New York's L.I.E.S. Records. The EP was foreshadowing the album that was dropped in 2015.
Red Bull Music Academy Interview, Sept. 2015
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Trail Of Conjuration by Valanx remixed by ADMX-71.
The Ejecta Remixes were released in 2014 as limited
Vinyl edition on diametric.
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Melted Fuel EP, L.I.E.S. Records, 2017
Coherent Abstraction Album, L.I.E.S. Records, 2015
The Redacted Files EP, L.I.E.S. Records, 2014
Trail Of Conjuration (Remix), diametric, 2014
Second System Album, Sonic Groove Experiments, 2012
A Gleam Of Light In A World Of Darkness, MNX Recordings, 2011
Luminous Vapors Album, Hands Production, 2009
After a hiatus the ADMX-71 returns with the latest full length endeavor entitled "Second System". Available on CD & Limited Hand Stamped 2X12" vinyl on the newly reactivated Sonic Groove Experiments imprint.
Below the streets of New York City lies the largest network of subway lines in the world. It is a massive system, with the longest line running 31 miles. The majority of the system was built in the first three decades of the 20th century. During this time many areas in New York City were yet to be developed. As construction on the system slowed down in the late 1930s, the building of new homes and businesses in the underdeveloped areas continued to grow on a fast pace. Up until now many of these neighborhoods have been left completely void of any near distant subway service. Already in the late 1920s city planners recognized the dire need to set up mass transportation, City engineers laid out a massive proposal to create a "Second System" of subway lines which would connect the neighborhoods through the already pre-existing first built system. The proposal called for the development of 200 miles( =312 km) of new tunnels and elevated train lines spreading across the entire city. During the construction of the first part of the subway system, engineers already thought ahead about "Future Expansion" and built "Provisions" into it. Such provisions were uncompleted tunnels, "Shell Stations" like the "South 4st Connection" and other unfinished constructed oddities which added more flexibility in future planning.
As building the First System was still ongoing, America was pulled into World War II. This halted all construction plans. The connections of the lSecond System became nothing more than "Elevated Dreams". When the war ended five years later city planners changed their course of direction. They decided that building an automobile infrastructure was more important for the City of New York than one for urban mass transportation. Thus, most of the "Second System" would become nothing more then a mapped out idea. The majority of the plan ceased to be built. Leaving already built provisions as nothing more then wasted unused space.
In the mid to late 1980s ADMX-71 was a mischievous youth who liked going into the subterranean world of the New York City subway system to paint his name across subway cars. Often on these tunnel dwelling missions he would come upon parts of the "Second System" unsure of what purpose it served. He would ask himself and/or friends: "Why would this tunnel turn to a dead-end? Why is there an abandoned subway station underneath a pre-existing station that has no logical connection? ..."
Many years later his questions would be answered as he came upon information about the plans of the "Second System" He was completely fascinated by discovering this failed massive construction project. Often contemplating during his journey by subway how different the system would be if it had been constructed.
Inspired by his youthful tunnel explorations and his discovery, ADMX-71 takes his lasting visual impressions and translates them into an audio montage.
Rhythmic noise of subway cars resonating around a curve next to a "Bell Mouth". While the train passes a compressed whoosh of air reverberates through the tunnel as the traffic light mechanism turns to red. A human element of sound appears inside "The Winfield Spur" as faint voices echo from the active station nearby. Somewhere in the dark above other urban city life noises emanate through ventilation gratings. Natural ambience takes hold in the "Uncompleted Remnants" as water flows openly through a drainage ditch like a small running brook in the countryside forest. While searching for "The Mystery at 76st" a train sits idle in the dark for its over night sleep. Its motorized compressors randomly discharging air drones through the tunnel.
ADMX-71 takes inspiration from these visual and audio elements and connects the dots to those lines that never been built.
2x12"LP/ CD SGX LP01/ SGX CD01 Sonic Groove Experiments
released September 14, 2012
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ADMX-71 is the conceptual downtempo electronic music project of well known NYC techno/industrial artist Adam X also known as Traversable Wormhole.
The first album of ADMX-71 was entitled Luminous Vapors, released 2009 on the legendary German industrial and experimental cult label Hands Records.
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