DMA Magazine

“Boy” Tyrants in Therapy Sheik Records (CD5) Delivered in a similar flood-of-consciousness style most recently¬†explored in Ajax’s “Ex-Junkie,” except the Tyrants here employ drum¬†programming and basslines that sound as if they could have easily appeared on an 80s Arthur Baker 12″. Through Chicago-styled papery¬†snares, Abbe Kanter rapidly delivers an East-coast accented, no-nonsense rap for the “Boy” to wake up and grow up, while sinking her teeth into delicious lines along the way like talking in my face, but staring at my chest. A bonus track, the eerily atmospheric “In the Shadow of Hitler” fits a stylized vocal by The Tyrant Michael around a calliope/ soundtrack melody. 122 BPM ***John Hrabar