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).
Dirt Room’s electroacoustic soundscapes are matched with tribal, circular rhythms, inducing a hypnotic atmosphere where visceral attack and raw emotions stand in stark contrast at the forefront of their sound.
While brothers Simon and Samuel Sprague began recording for a new project in summer 2016, the name Dirt Room didn’t catch on until the original lineup formed later that fall. Over the next 12 months, the eclectic six-piece toured around Michigan until relocating headquarters from Lansing to Detroit.
Dirt Room’s forthcoming “Summer Salts” multimedia project is a collection of photos, videos, music videos, singles, and interludes that depict characters and stories that may have been, if only in another dimension. The project will be released over the course of 2018, paralleled with a live documentary of their concurrent tours.