Boomkat Product Review:
NYC’s Adam X delivers his Traversable Wormhole project via Hospital Productions for the first time with a contrasting slab of pounding and rolling techno murdereres for Hospital Productions.
Offering his first new Traversable Wormhole productions in well over four years, it’s a far more amped X than we last heard on his sluggish, sewer-dwelling ADMX-1 album, Coherent Abstractions for L.I.E.S. in 2015.
Sublight Velocities aims for the jugular up top, squaring off a bruising tattoo of militant kicks while plasmic black drones stoically deplete the spirit, leaving us feeling like the last person standing in the warehouse.
For subtle contrast, the coldly hypnotic Semiclassical Gravity rolls off the bone on the B-side, accentuating the groove’s elliptical, rolling chassis with acidic subbass rubs and stepping hi-hat patterns seemingly dispersing the other side’s lactic build up and steeling the dancer for what may come.