After a few years out of the spotlight, 2013 saw the return of influential Detroit electro-punk duo ADULT., as real-life couple Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller joined the Ghostly International roster with the release of The Way Things Fall. Ghostly had reissued the duo’s fantastic 2001 debut Resuscitation the year prior, and it marked a bit of a comeback for ADULT., whose members spent much of 2008 to 2010 filming and soundtracking a horror film trilogy called The Three Grace(s) Triptych.
Now Kuperus and Miller have embarked on a new collaborative project called Detroit House Guests, where six musicians will join the two at their Michigan residence over the next seven months and create a new album for Ghostly, set for release in late 2015 or early 2016.
ADULT. will invite six musicians from around the country into their home over the next seven months to collaborate and ultimately create an album together that resonates with a spirit of Detroit, thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Later this month ADULT. will begin work with their first collaborator and hope that this project will build on Detroit’s rich musical legacy by bringing outside musicians to experience and interact with Detroit and its community.
Community interaction will consist of a comprehensive tour of the city, a welcoming party with local artists and musicians, and public performance when available. Living in downtown Detroit for over 20 years, ADULT. hopes this project will bring more positive attention to the city through the arts.
ADULT. plans to share via their social media outlets the collaborative procedure through a behind-the-scenes view of the creative process. Once complete with the collaborations, ADULT. plans to release the musical results as their sixth album “Detroit House Guests” on Ghostly International in late 2015 or early 2016. ADULT. believes this project will provide a rich experience for each musician and will bring favorable attention to Detroit and its cultural heritage.
Knight Foundation’s funding for the project is through the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest supporting ideas that engage and enrich Detroit.