Adult. Why Bother?

Adult. Why Bother?
Like an industrial monster released from the smog filled skies of Detroit, Adult. lurch forward with growling electro menace for their fourth album. The husband and wife combo of Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus create a tech-y electro-clash sound from distorted, dissonant synths, plastic drum machine beats and fearsomely intimidating punk wails courtesy of Nicola. The lyrics imply some deep-seated relationship issues with tracks like "Inclined To Vomit” and "I Feel Worse When I’m With You,” with similar sentiments reverberating around the album. Nonetheless, their partnership remains strong, perfectly complementing the musical couplet, who, not to mention, also founded the Ersatz Audio record label and provide their own artwork and photography. Their relationship with other artists has proved to be an asset as well, with remixes of Fischerspooner and Felix Da Housecat, and of their own work by the likes of Carl Craig, which has bolstered their popularity, in conjunction with heavy touring in the U.S. Likely to become Adult.’s most successful release, this is about as aggressive as they get, though it’s not as far removed from "Hand To Phone” as it initially seems —the minimally layered yet painstakingly detailed structure is retained to create a more ferocious breed of Adult. music that is receiving increasing acceptance. (Thrill Jockey)