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Absolutely Free

From the press release:
“Toronto’s Absolutely Free emerged from the ashes of cult art-punk band DD/MM/YYYY when Matt King (drums/vocals), Moshe Rozenberg (synths/drums) and Mike Claxton (synths/bass) set out to create more hypnotic and patient music than their previous work. For their debut album, the band entered the studio with producer Mike Haliechuk (Fucked Up); the end result of these sessions was Absolutely Free, a proper introduction to the band that showcases the band’s ability to hone a diverse spectrum of influences, while maintaining a unified narrative. The album opens with “Window of Time,” a track that builds from a low drone that’s slowly subsumed by cyclic organs, found sounds, and the band members’ own plaintive chanting; the ecstatic opener segues seamlessly into “Beneath the Air,” a driving, summery build and the band’s leanest song to date. Tracks like “Vision’s” and “Earth II” fuse the elegant psychedelica of Phil Spector with a patient krautrock motorik. The album closes with “Spiral Jetty,” an expansive track that’s built around mountainous rolling drums and sun-kissed synths and clocks in at an impressive 8:06.”
Absolutely Free is out now via Lefse Records; listen to “Beneath The Air” below.


About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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