The story goes that Azure Ray’s Orenda Fink took of Montreal’s Nina Barnes to watch her husband (Todd Fink of The Faint) perform a DJ set. Then and there, Fink and Barnes decided they too would try their hands at DJing, but with their own avant-garde twist. Dressed as geishas, their Harouki Zombi project “is a hedonistic celebration for the fallen empire,” equal parts DJ music and visual/performance art. For the audio aspect, Polyvinyl has just released their debut EP, Object Petit A, and the duo is offering up a free sample.
“Vacated Hunters” is a prime example of the heavy dance beats, with an added twisted. This particular ditty is written by Barnes’ hubby and of Montreal ringleader, Kevin Barnes. You can feel that influence all over the scattered beats and synth shots, but the vocals are all the ladies. It’s a bit shadowy, a bit sexy, and totally body-moving. Take a listen and grab yourself a copy below.
Buy Object Petit A: Amazon