Boomkat Product Review:
This second album by Montreal's Lesbians On Ecstasy is as much a party record as it is the 'womyn's music' thinkpiece it bills itself as. 'Sisters on The Struggle' is an absolute blast, a seriously arresting opening track with a big hippyish chorus hinging around the line "We've been waiting all our lives for our sisters to be our lovers". Elsewhere the acerbic disco of 'Victoria's Secret' is laced with a female computer voice throwing some feminist sloganeering out to the dancefloor. All the party action is interrupted occasionally for freaky Venom-style metal tracks like 'Is This The Way?'. Album closer, 'Mortified' is a similarly bizarre listen, setting about that most unlikely of undertakings: integrating a the chorus from Reel2Reel's 'I Like To Move It' into a '70s San Francisco campfire singalong. Utterly bizarre but tremendously good fun. The 'Lezzies' (as their label dubiously refers to them) are helped out by an all-star roster of producers including Godspeed's Efrim Menuck and 1-Speed Bike - they've even got Tim Hecker on mastering duties. It should come as no surprise then that the album is meticulously put together, far more sonically interesting than your average electro-rock album, softening up the polemics with a healthy dose of party fun.