The wee hours of a weekend morning are rarely a good time for social analysis and progressive diatribes, unless of course they are delivered over a bed of equally forward-reaching sounds and rhythms. Thankfully, that was the sonic concoction offered up by experimental trio Abstract Random to a receptive crowd at Kensington Market’s cozy Detour Bar. Melding rich vocal melodies and snatching rhythmic chats, the politically minded 88 Days of Fortune affiliates raised the flag against a number of societal schisms, eschewing the violent and homophobic tendencies of dancehall music on the clever “Mi Na Wanna,” and calling out police overzealously through the now more locally relevant “New World Order.” With an efficient electronic sound collage of dubbed-out, dancefloor-directed beats driving their messages home, the unique offering proved a heady though ideal entree for those in search of something to move to.
woohoo, we’re back at nxne! look how they list us:
“Rap, electro, dubhop and bring back cool feminist politics” are, along with the tribal minimalism of the Slits or Luscious Jackson, the key ingredients of straight outta Parkdale’s abstract Random.
ces questions the luscious jackson reference but leilani notes that being compared to 80s all girl punk bands is cool, still. either way, we’re so glad to play and also attend the fancy bbq WOOHOO. when they invite the facepaint rapper girls, they gotta know what they’re getting is all i’m sayin.
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reviews n quotes
'it's like being with you during a thought process'
'it's political BUT i like it!'
'so who's abstract and who's random?'
'thanks for talking about issues'
'it's a good thing you two are cute'
'your music was a really high class aesthetic experience.'
'you guys are makin NOIZE'
"the sound feels so free"
"you made me want to move"
next we play
pls check myspace, i can't keep up.
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