This intriguing collaboration sees Adult and Planet B combine forces to devastatingly infectious effect.
From their distinct vantage points, but shared sonic priorities, these two bands seamlessly combine to create a vibrant soundscape. Percussive power interplays with spectral melodies and dark dance-orientated programming, while a twin-vocal attack combines the otherworldly and enigmatic delivery of Nicola Kuperus with Justin Pearson’s (Swing Kids, Deaf Club) decidedly more visceral contribution.
Justin Pearson and Luke Henshaw of Planet B co-host an excellent podcast ‘Cult and Culture’ and Episode 24 features a really interesting discussion with Adult.
Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, Deaf Club, The Locust), Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera), Kevin Avery (Field Day, Retox) and Scott Osment (Deaf Club, Glassing, Volente Beach) formed Planet B with the shared purpose of creating music subversive in sound and sobering in message. Their music lays somewhere just out of reach of genre, with aesthetics rooted in hip hop, hardcore punk, turntablism, and 1970s-1980s horror movie scores. It is catchy, heavily percussive, and eerie all at once, much like the creative output of dark dance duo Adult, a pair that seek to harness “the perverse aspects of the late 1970s analog dystopian post-modernism.” These artists’ bodies of work mirror one another in form and function, and both Release Me and Glass in The Trash encapsulates the ethos of both, allowing the duos’ similar mindsets to collide. Nicola Kuperus’s hypnotic vocals add an occult aura, mysteriously alluring and supernatural, pulsating and equally intense alongside Pearson’s aggressive style. Henshaw and Adam Lee Miller’s sampling, sequencing and synthesizing entangle and diverge seamlessly, providing dance-driven soundtracks fit for an apocalypse. Both tracks ebb and flow, pull and push, begs to be released and yet remains throbbing in your head long after it ends.
-Three One G Records