Another slice of the audio dagger from Traversable Wormhole on Prurient's Hospital Productions label. Known elsewhere as Adam X, the 'Wormhole takes you on a journey through thudding kicks, bristling hats and percs, and lurking drone layers that can only mean one thing - evil. Evil, and that thing called techno. Evil.
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- Sublight Velocities by Traversable Wormhole
8/10 Ant Staff review, 18 August 2016
Brooklyn techno warrior Adam X makes a welcome return to his Traversable Wormhole handle for a coupla cuts on his hometown’s own Hospital Productions - the label helmed by Dominick Fernow (Prurient/ Vatican Shadow) but if you’ve read this far, you already know that, right? Both men are veterans of the NYC underground - running now sadly defunct record stores; Sonic Groove and Hospital Productions, labels of the same name and both are prolific producers. With Fernow’s more recent move into techno it makes perfect sense that Adam should appear on his label considering their shared predilection for dark industrial music.
Following the slower tempo’s of his recent ADMX-71 productions on L.I.E.S., the tempos are upped a few notches for the marching militant drums of ‘Sublight Velocities’. Pounding over a bed of blackened drones, they’re they sort of beats you’ll catch him dropping in DJ mode while punching the air - weighty kicks, rattling snares and clanging metal. The overall atmosphere is very much in the whole sci-fi techno realm of previous Traversable Wormhole productions, some bleeps enter the mix alongside searing, growling bass and huge gliding synth that’s like a gravity deactivating force, that feels like it is literally, physically sucking me upwards towards the cosmos.
‘Semiclassical Gravity’ on the flipside keeps the futuristic/ celestial feel going but this time within a more "stepping" techno framework. Something like accelerating through infinite black skies, swimming in dark matter, beams of light hitting us via gently tweaked acid. It’s a subtle, precision tooled track, tweaked for maximum impact on a huge system during the small hours. A huge slab of spacious, widescreen techno that feels like a glimpse into the future - a journey through the stars. Proper techno.
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