DROOPY BUTT BEGONE! (CONSTELLATION)
Alternating between humour and homage, Droopy Butt Begone! opens with a medley of 80's techno/hip-hop references (filtered synth swells, BPM doubling, scratch samples and a shout-out dedication of sorts), giving way to delicate glockenspiel underpinned by head-bobbing beats.
Aidan Girt (GY!BE, Exhaust) is the merry studio prankster here, and this was the first full-length record under his 1-Speed Bike moniker, which operated for some time in the Montreal region as a mobile activist soundsystem.
The album includes a kinetic remix of Fly Pan Am, who were simultaneously at work on Sédatifs En Fréquences Et Sillons at the Hotel2Tango while Aidan was mashing things up in the back room.
Dark atmospherics and shimmering melodies bind these tracks throughout, set against various whimsical touches.
Jazzercise for the revolution!