Boomkat Product Review:
His sophomore release in this guise, 'Second System' deals an uncompromising, murky brand of rhythmic and atmospheric electronics inspired by his time spent wandering the ghost network of stations and tracks which run parallel to NYC's infamous subways. It combines the most stringent, anaerobic elements of his Traversable Wormhole records with brutalist noise and techno dubbing, placing emphasis on atmosphere over rhythms yet with minimal compromise to either element. It's possible to note a return influence from Vatican Shadow (an avowed fan of Adam's) in many tracks, from the bleak chords drifting just out of sight in 'Future Expansions' to the calcium deficient rhythms and lightless mood of 'South 4st Connection' or the bellicose mission theme of 'Elevated Dreams', but it's most likely they just share that feel for oppression and unrelenting, linear groove that comes with the task of enduring and subverting New York's environs. One for the techno survivors, you know who you are!