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Transgressive & Alien: ADULT.'s Favourite Albums
Daniel Dylan Wray , November 14th, 2018 11:52

As ADULT. prepare to tour Europe, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Miller tell Daniel Dylan Wray about their 13 favourite albums drawn from the tough and leather side of life, from Throbbing Gristle to Nitzer Ebb, Einstürzende Neubauten to Drexciya


Malaria! - Compiled
AM: A band with punctuation in their name, you have to love that.

NK: With them I am constantly like, 'how does this music exist?' It's so inspiring and during the time period they were doing it too. Plus being all female.

AM: It interweaves between being really ugly and nauseous to super poppy and polished.

NK: Like the song 'You You', it starts off super pop but then the vocal is just a dirge, it's unlike anything.

AM: I remember a version of this early song of ours 'Glue Your Eyelids Together', it was super pop and everything was in tune. It felt like it was in place to be a hit and that made us grossed out so Malaria! was a big influence in terms of taking things out of tune and out of sync and just really adding this ugly factor to it so that you weren't comfortable. I guess in our music we have like a litmus test hurdle, like if you can get over this hurdle then you're one of us.

NK: They are also really good at being both rhythmic and on the verge of chaos.