Absolutely Free Ebar, Guelph ON, April 4

Absolutely Free Ebar, Guelph ON, April 4
Photo: Vish Khanna
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Based on the shrieks of joy and dancing in the crowd, Absolutely Free are scratching an itch for people who love the hazy grooves of Krautrock. The former members of DD/MM/YYYY no longer flail about in post-hardcore conniptions. That said, there's still an intensity to their dramatic arrangements that's built upon some acrobatic rhythms and unexpected turns (one of which required a mid-song evaluation and repair here) Absolutely Free songs move forward with all the agility of a transfixing narrative — they command attention and take you places. Places like Germany, sure, but it all feels more new than Neu!