ADULT. (Detroit’s Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) have unveiled the video to “They’re Just Words,” which features Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas J McCarthy. The first track to be taken from their forthcoming collaborative album, Detroit House Guests released via Mute on March 17, 2017.
Detroit House Guests is a collaborative project conceived by ADULT. in the early 2000s. Based on the visual artist residency model, each musician came to ADULT.’s studio for a three week period with the parameter that they all live, work and collaborate together. The result – a total anthropological sound experiment and a full-length album.
The album features collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists – Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and multidisciplinary artist Lun*na Menoh.
ADULT. are the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first live show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early ’98 they released their first 12″ under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12″ under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released six albums and 19 EPs or singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey and Clone Records, as well as on their own label Ersatz Audio, (which currently has over 40 releases since it was founded in ’95). They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death in Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music).
Kuperus and Miller also make sculpture, paintings, films, photographs, performances, videos and installations. They strive to intersect the lines between art and audio and have exhibited their work at institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum (NY), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), MOMAS (Saitama, Japan), and Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac (FR). They have shown their film The Three Grace(s) triptych at spaces such as Anthology Film Archives (NY), Distrital Film Festival (Mexico City), and Grey Area for Art and Technology (SF).
DETROIT HOUSE GUESTS
1. P rts M ss ng (featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
2. Breathe On (featuring Michael Gira)
3. Into the Drum (featuring Lun*na Menoh)
4. We Are a Mirror (featuring Douglas J McCarthy)
5. Enter the Fray (featuring Dorit Chrysler)
6. Uncomfortable Positions (featuring Lun*na Menoh)
7. We Chase the Sound (featuring Shannon Funchess)
8. They’re Just Words (featuring Douglas J McCarthy)
9. Inexhaustible (featuring Dorit Chrysler)
10. Stop (and Start Again) (featuring Shannon Funchess)
11. This Situation (featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
12. As You Dream (featuring Michael Gira)