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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lun*na Menoh with ADULT. on "Detroit House Guests" (Mute Records)


LUN*NA MENOH has collaborated with Adult. on their new album "Detroit House Guests" Down below is information about ADULT. as well as the new album. k

ADULT. (Detroit’s Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) have announced details of a new collaborative album, Detroit House Guests – their first for Mute – out on double vinyl and CD on 17 March 2017.
Listen to They’re Just Words, the first track to be taken from the album, featuring Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas J McCarthy here: https://youtu.be/p5HLW4TepBI
And watch the album trailer here: https://youtu.be/uVzL0LJWTN8
Detroit House Guests is a collaborative project, conceived by ADULT. in the early 2000s. The concept became a reality in 2014 after receiving a John S. and James L.Knight Foundation grant.
Based on the visual artist residency model, each musician came to ADULT.’s studio for a three week period with the parameter that they all live, work and collaborate together. The result – a total anthropological sound experiment and a full length album.
The album features collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists – Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and multidisciplinary artist LUN*NA MENOH.
ADULT. are the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first live show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early ’98 they released their first 12″ under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12″ under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released six albums and 19 EPs or singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey and Clone Records, as well as on their own label Ersatz Audio, (which currently has over 40 releases since it was founded in ’95). They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death in Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music).
Kuperus and Miller also make sculpture, paintings, films, photographs, performances, videos and installations. They strive to intersect the lines between art and audio and have exhibited their work at institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum (NY), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), MOMAS (Saitama, Japan), and Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac (FR). They have shown their film The Three Grace(s) triptych at spaces such as Anthology Film Archives (NY), Distrital Film Festival (Mexico City), and Grey Area for Art and Technology (SF).

Monday, August 1, 2016

Lun*na Menoh Conducting Her version of Maurice Ravel's BOLERO






Lun*na Menoh conducting her own version of Maurice Ravel's BOLERO. All sounds from the sewing machine. What she has done is take Ravel's masterpiece back to the Industrial Age, when the sewing machine first started to appear in people's homes. Probably the first mechanic machine that appeared in the everyday home. Ravel's dad worked in a factory, so he was aware of the rhythms of the factory, and then therefore "Bolero." 
Lun*na worked from the original score by Ravel, so it is probably one of the most accurate versions of the orchestrated piece in existence. It's 18 minutes long, which was the original length that Ravel wanted for Bolero. Some orchestrations speed up the piece, but Ravel consistently asked for it to last 18 minutes. Lun*na honored the composer, by following his suggestion. As well, as bringing it all back to the factory 

Pretty much a masterpiece by both Ravel and Lun*na.

- Tosh Berman