Standout extended plays
5 September 2022
Who: Post-punk misfits from Toronto, embracing in the process
the elements of electronica, dub, disco, garage rock and blues
while maintaining grittiness, simplicity and repetitiveness.
Motto: “The notes omitted are more important than the ones played.”
Looks: like a modern day Devo clique dressed up for a Residents party.
After the funky punky foreplay Prologue (Shallow) spiced with sexy vocals
it’s swing-shake-sway your hips time with Hey! propelled by a sultry synth/bass
beat and psyched with freakish guitar turbulence. From there on it’s full throttle
to an obscure climax with a 2-part Epilogue.
Merciless, non-stop head-spinning Krautrock rhythms drive you into a nervous
breakdown in the end. Once again, the overpowering force of repetition shows
its mind-bedazzing impact. And as the narrator warns, correctly, we should not
try to examine every dream that pops up on our screen in our head. We need all
of our strengths, to deal with our fucked-up reality.