American techno trouper and current Wahlberliner Adam X comes with a two-tracker on Suicide Circus sublabel SCR Dark Series. A-side’s “Coercive Persuasion” is pure industrial bondage with aggressive stabs and samples of grim robovoice laid on throbbing bass. Only those occasional guitar strings seem a bit out of place.
After having satisfied the hardliners, Adam X lets the mood to change on the flip. Still bass-driven, “Deprogramming Sequence” floats back to techno’s retro days with string and bell arrangements and ravey effects. Dim the lights and go with the flow.
Read also an interview with Adam X, translated from the November 1992 issue of the German techno mag Frontpage.