Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics
Limited Pink Robots and Solid Cream coloured vinyl repress with download code. This is the the debut long-player from Sheffield quintet Rolo Tomassi. Hysterics is an album of surprises, of disguised blindsides and buried treasure. It begins with a whisper and builds rapidly to a roar, its balance between unhinged noise and unexpectedly beautiful atmospherics near enough perfect. Fofteen is concrete jungle white noise amplified a thousand times, Abraxas bounds from rabid hardcore to nintendo-flaying fun, Trojan Measures is Tomassi's punk-for-kids-with-add bluster boiled down to almost perfection, and closer Fantasia is a 14-minute monster that swings through moods and sounds and styles with effortless skill.