Detroit House Guests. Despite its title, the record isn’t typical dance-floor fodder. Instead, such tracks as “P rts M ss ng” and “Breathe On” (which features guest vocalist Michael Gira of Swans) are strange collages of synthesizers and muted percussion in which the enigmatic lyrics only deepen the mystery. The aptly titled “Uncomfortable Positions,” a collaboration with Japanese fashion artist Lun*na Menoh, is a spare, dark soundscape of seemingly random sounds and dialogue boxed in by funky electronics.
In both their music as Adult. and in their photos, the wife-and-husband duo of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller stage fanciful yet unsettling scenarios. They push sound around as if it were just another extension of their visual-arts backgrounds, pumping out strange blocks of noise and shaping them into unexpected structures on their latest album,