The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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ADULT. are Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They include Douglas J McCarthy from NITZER EBB, Michael Gira from SWANS, Shannon Funchess from LIGHT ASYLUM.
The general idea behind 'Detroit House Guests' was to invite various artists to reside in ADULT's studio for the duration of three weeks, to live, work and collaborate together in order to achieve "a total anthropological sound experiment and a full length album." Continue Reading ›
Their last wonderful album 'The Way Things Fall' was described by one keen observer as "a snuff film version of Speak & Spell”.
Having signed to Mute, ADULT. are back with a soon-to-be long player entitled ‘Detroit House Guests’. The first track to be made public was ‘They’re Just Words’ featuring the vocals of Douglas J McCarthy, frontman of NITZER EBB and also the cousin of Perry McCarthy, the original ‘Top Gear’ Stig. Continue Reading ›
‘21st Century: A Man, A Woman And A City’ is a new compilation that gathers JOHN FOXX’s song based work from since the turn of the millennium.
After a hiatus between 1986 to 1995, Foxx has since been extremely prolific, dividing his time between a number of pop-oriented, ambient and soundtrack projects. The first section of this collection is laid out chronologically before the compilation’s appendix of assorted collaborations and remixes. Continue Reading ›
Texan duo ELEVEN:ELEVEN have finally released their debut album ‘Through The Veil’. Combining elements of Italo Disco, Hi-NRG and Electroclash with the feisty template of Terri Nunn’s BERLIN and the Mittel Europa romanticism of VISAGE, ELEVEN:ELEVEN deliver a melodic but edgy style of electronic dance music which doesn’t cause death by four-to-the-floor!
ELEVEN:ELEVEN have been described as the musical love child of GIORGIO MORODER and ADULT. Continue Reading ›