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Kazoo! Fest reviews: Rituals @Guelph Green Party Office, April 5

Rituals at the Guelph Green Party Office on April 6.

Rituals at the Guelph Green Party Office on April 6. (Photo by Tom Beedham)

Applying ooh-ah-eee-oos to a post-punk aesthetic, Rituals ultimately serve up a crackly kind of surfgaze. At times hazily atmospheric, and at others laying the sludge on thick, it kind of comes off more as a sound experiment than something you want to sit around and rock out too, but in a spacious setting like the Green Party Office’s garage in Guelph, it’s a force you can’t help but pay attention too and absorb. Even if it gives you a light headache, it’s worth taking in.