Adam Mitchell AKA Adam X’s story is deeply linked to that of the New York techno scene. Starting off painting trains in the New-York underground, Adam and his brother Frankie Bones pioneered the New-York techno movement by opening Sonic Groove Records in 1990, the first all techno record shop in the United States. History was made when he organized the infamous Storm Rave series, attracting crowds in their thousands to giant warehouse raves across the five boroughs. Sonic Groove closed down shop in 2004 and Adam relocated to Berlin shortly after and today continues to run the Sonic Groove label. His body of work has graced the shelves of high-profile techno labels like CLR and Prologue as well as legendary industrial imprint Hands.
October 15th will see his second pairing with Ron Morelli’s label L.I.E.S., with Adam donning his industrial ADMX-71 alias. Coherent Abstractions, his third album under the alias, takes on industrial, noise and broken beats, binding all elements under an anxious down-tempo banner. Tension grows throughout and culminates with the dystopian injunctions of album apex Nearing Obliteration before closing on a very personal note. Shifting between the uneasy, the broken and the propulsive, Coherent Abstractions challenges as much as it engages, paying homage to past sounds and scenes while plunging deep into what is yet to come. Stream the album below.
Coherent Abstractions is out October 15th on L.I.E.S.