Adam X – Recon Mission (Digital Album – Sonic Groove)

Adam X – Recon Mission
🇺🇦 Side-Line stands with Ukraine - Show your Support

Genre/Influences: Minimal-EBM, techno-body.

Background/Info: Brooklyn (New York – USA) born electro-veteran Adam Mitchell is back on track unleashing the sixth full length album of Adam X. Notice by the way this album is also available on digital format.

Content: If you’re familiar with the work of Mitchell, you perfectly know what to expect. Adam X once more finds his inspiration in the good-old vintage gear creating unique sound treatments and a perfect sound fusion between EBM and techno music. He calls it ‘future-EBM’ and that’s a rather interesting definition as it sounds like pure vintage electronics mixed with refreshing dark- and industrial techno.

The album takes off with impressive minimal-EBM cuts. You’ll here sampled vocals and a few real vocal parts running through this work. Big resonating kicks and typical analogue sweeps are sometimes leading the listener into a transcendental state.

+ + + : Adam X hasn’t lost his composing skills. “Recon Mission” is a dark electronic work inspired by dystopian themes. But there where dystopia always ends in a truly nightmarish vision, the music of Adam X will get the listener into pure addiction. The magic of the analogue (modular) machines have something unique; cold and sterile, powerful and danceable! “Recon Mission” is one more ultimate fusion between underground electronics. It’s an intelligent production and a truly reference for so-called electronic artists who are just imitating each other.

– – – : There’s maybe one single cut (cf. “Bimini Wall”) that can’t totally convince me. It sounds more technoid and still experimental-like.

Conclusion: Adam X is an artist who each time again takes me by surprise. I know what I can expect, but there always is a flavor of magic supporting his work. That’s why I consider him as a truly sound wizard. Respect!

Best songs: “Earth Base One”, “Tales Of Mystery”, “Delusions Of Paranoia”, “Modular Bodies”, “Mythological Creatures”.

Rate: (9).

Artist: /

Label: /

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Verified by MonsterInsights