A poly rhythmic berbere stew swung from an I beam, knit in a sauerkraut sweatshirt printed with a constellation map made in ascii.
From Pitchfork’s “BEST NEW TRACK” review of their song “UFO” (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14415-ufo/) :
Given their track record of tricky time-signatures and genre-blurring chicanery, it’s no surprise that the members of Absolutely Free– who comprised four fifths of defunct Toronto art-punk spazzes DD/MM/YYYY– named their new prog-funk outfit after Frank Zappa’s second album. But on first approach, their debut single doesn’t try to overwhelm you with technical wizardry: after a brief introductory swirl of strings, “UFO” instantly establishes the sort of suitably cosmic groove that you can imagine the Flaming Lips settling into about halfway through one of their six-hour jam experiments, with multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Matt King waiting till the song reaches optimal zone-out potential before introducing its winsome, wandering melody. That sense of idyll, however, is dramatically upended by an urgent chorus whose heart-racing tribal percussion infects the song for its duration, leading to a mercilessly cacophonous conclusion that will have you making an appointment at the Genius Bar to ensure your MacBook speakers haven’t been completely fried.
Undefinable rock with a clean punk attitude; French vocals, but not French music; with a dirty and well constructed deconstruction of form. It’s original, but accessible; dirty, but well dressed. Fet.Nat is experience in all it’s youthfulness.
$8 @ Le Temporaire, 75 rue St-Rédempteur, Hull, J8X 2G3
alcohol will be served for your alcoholic needs