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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the husband-and-wife duo of Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus features guest appearances from Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Dorit Chrysler, Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess, Swans' Michael Gira, Nitzer Ebb's Douglas J. McCarthy, and Lun*na Menoh.
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  1. Mar 20, 2017
    79
    ADULT. still do a convincing showroom-dummies impersonation, but they’ve never sounded more human than they do here.
  2. Mar 23, 2017
    70
    While their last album, The Way Things Fall, was some of their poppiest music yet, their Mute debut, Detroit House Guests, sounds more like a gallery installation than a set of danceable tracks.
  3. Mar 31, 2017
    70
    [A] collage of raw, percussive grooves that combines post-punk, performance poetry, analogue synth explorations, crypto-techno and acid. It’s challenging, yes, but endlessly hypnotic, too.
  4. Mojo
    Mar 2, 2017
    60
    Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus have used a familiar creative trope--the artist in residence... Fittingly, Nitzer Ebb's Douglas J. McCarthy, whose own dislocated, radical electronica feels like an overt influence. [Apr 2017, p.97]
  5. Uncut
    Mar 2, 2017
    60
    Swans' Michael Gira and Douglas J. McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb sound very much at home. ... Elsewhere, more experimental link-ups slow the tempo, but create some intriguing collisions. [Apr 2017, p.23]
  6. The Wire
    Aug 8, 2017
    50
    The more they change, the more ADULT. sound the same: pared down electro pulses, synth jabs with industrial elbows, and Nicola Kuperus’s passive-aggressive post-Slits lilt. [May 2017, p.61]
  7. Mar 2, 2017
    40
    Some tracks inspire more amusement than may perhaps have been intended.

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