Abiku (not to be confused with Steve Shelley's pre-Sonic Youth outfit, Strange Fruit/Abiku) are a co-ed duo who from Philadelphia, but currently residing in Baltimore. The duo brings two hardcores together: rave and punk. Shimmering keyboards straight off a 1987 techno track by Derrick May or Juan Atkins collide with Vincents furious screeches, bellows, and retches. Pretty little synth intros are obliterated by backdraft blasts of guitar. Tempos careen into the 200-bpm-and-up range. Songs top out at about a minute and a half.