Review : ADULT. - Why Bother?
CokeMachineGlow“Good Deeds” boils like Ari Up rolling with Suicide; “I Feel Worse when I’m with You” is juvenile Michael Patton sensibilities drowned in Horse Rotorvator ambience and X-Ray Spex broo-ha-ha; “Inclined to Vomit” is Mad Magazine humor molting off the skin of “Iko Iko” and regenerating in the skin of Henry Rollins. And since the album starts with “Red Herring,” let’s mention what the obvious one is: people are still talking about this band like genre matters. Sure, Nicola Kuperas and Adam Lee Miller pretend like they care about “dance” music and whatever Detroit influences might rest upon their agitated shoulders, but Why Bother? isn’t carefully mapping the way they layer the beats. ...full text
TinyMixTapesThe trio of guitarist Sam Consiglio, circuit-bending synth master Adam Lee Miller, and photographer/vocalist Nicola Kuperus turned out to be short-lived. Added to the “permanent” line-up after recording 2005’s D.U.M.E. EP, Sam left the husband-and-wife duo early in 2006 for undisclosed reasons. It’s not a crucial loss, since Adam and Nicola have been making music together since the late-’90s, but it is noticeable. Why Bother? may not have quite the same sonic guitar depth as Gimme Trouble, but the mechanical, industrial-punk synth work, inching closer to perfection with each release, does an admirable job of filling in the aural gaps....full text
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