“ROLLERCOASTER”, Cadence Weapon | The duty

Canadian rap troublemaker Rollie Pemberton (Cadence Weapon), winner of the Polaris Prize in 2021 thanks to the album Parallel World, today questions our relationship with new technologies, targeting more precisely the Web and social networks — and does so by leveraging its impressive network of collaborators. Machinedrum, Loraine James, Bartees Strange, Cecile Believe and Montrealers Jacques Green and Martyn Bootyspoon, among other luminous composers, put their hands to work on this eclectic album, so dense that it sometimes becomes oppressive, torn between the drum’n’bassOutstandingTHE breakbeats sharp and mechanicalEFTthe scathing cyber-trap of Bots and the sparkling pop ofAlarms, in collaboration with Austra. Drawing inspiration from his own experiences, Pemberton rails against the digital system on 14 punchy songs that sound like calls to resist the imperialism of GAFAM. In concert on 1er May at the Pantoum de Québec, the next day at Ausgang Plaza.

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Roller coaster

★★★ 1/2

Hip hop

Cadence Weapon, MNRK Music

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