Perception Is/As/Of Deception

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ADULT. make a triumphant return after their 2018 album "This Behavior" , dubbed “ of the best records of their career ...” by Ryan Lathan of Pop Matters . This chilling continuation takes the form of "Perception is/as/of Deception", an anxiety fueled cyclone of pandemonium that only ADULT. would know how to harness. While "This Behavior" was recorded in the isolated snow-covered woods of northern Michigan, "Perception is/as/of Deception" was given life in a temporary space the duo created by painting their windowless basement entirely black, with the sole​ intention to deprive their senses, question their perceptions, and witness the resulting ramifications.

With over 23 years and a sprawling discography left in their wake, Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus have spent their entire career as ADULT. obscuring any defined genre or style. With a history as uncanny as ADULT., the pieces that making up "Perception is/as/of Deception" might be perceived as their most punk-infused and introspective work to date. The elements of frustration and apprehension that have consistently woven throughout their material are at full mast, although augmented by a strident and more “head-on” approach.
Tracks like "Have I Started at the End" successfully maintain the duo’s classic EBM signatures and synthesized aggression, cradled by a suspicious mantra that questions....what’s the point? "Why Always Why" offers a disorienting mutation of the heralded sounds of classic dance music, like a remix that escaped prison and is on the run. The dystopian anthem, "Total Total Damage" , comes in full force with an frantic energy which jolts any bystanders to attention, with only the defiant chants of Kuperus’ vocals outlining the ever-degenerating state of societal affairs. The
dramatically glam synth parts scattered throughout the album, while at times ominous in nature, seem to also act as a merciful reminder that through the journey of "Perception is/as/of Deception" , one can still enjoy the chaos. 

1 - We Look Between Each Other
2 - Second Nature
3 - Don't Reduce Me
4 - Why Always Why
5 - Total Total Damage
6 - Have I Started At The End
7 - Controlled By
8 - Reconstruct the Construct
9 - Untroubled Mind