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★★★☆ This new Rolo Tomassi album operates in two modes fairly equally: interestingly jazzy post-trip-hop and chaotic mathcore, like DEP meets Lamb meets Norma Jean. The beautiful thing here is that neither mode feels like filler against the other. It’s all internally consistent, cohesive, and compelling. And in a further evolution for the band, the album’s emotional range is almost cinematic in scope. We already knew that they could be bleak, but now we’re also beginning to see the band’s heartachingly partly-sunny side, and it works just as well. This highly energetic album is the band’s best to date.