ADMX-71 – “Coherent Abstractions” – [LIES Records]
Industrial techno from Adam Mitchell a.k.a. Admx-1 released 2015; the bleak and atonal sounds with sparse electronic drum patterns are amazingly accessible for listening purposes. The dark side of the album has spotlights such as Phenomenalist Arrival into Unchartered Territory that give release to the industrial dread. Otherwise we are dealing with a future with machines controlling the planet and humans are hooked to multimedia stupor stations. The last tracks actually give hope to humanity ascending into another existential plane escaping the machinery drones. This kind of music could easily end up becoming cliche techno but Admx-71’s approach with ebbs and flows gives the album a chance to breathe. Well done.