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They say that less is more, and in Tony Molina's case, this is a mantra that he evidently holds close to his heart. With Dissed and Dismissed he strips away anything deemed unnecessary, and instead focuses all his attention on the 12 minutes that make up the entirety of this album. Yes. You read that correctly. This collection of songs is made up of 12 tracks that play out in as many minutes. A quick google search reveals that there are only a few albums that are shorter, such as Earache's The World's Shortest Album that clocks in at just over a minute and a half, which is basically a joke. But Dissed and Dismissed is no joke, and has more to offer than its measly 12 minutes seem to purvey.

It pounds in with 'Nowhere To Go' where Molina drones "I've got to leave this town/ 'Cause all my friends like me more when I am not around," followed up by an epic fuzz guitar solo. Head-banging ensues as you quickly get immersed in Molina's signature mix of heavy riffs - heavily influenced by his hardcore rock past with Caged Animals - and the more conventional, almost pop rock lyrics. It's a heady concoction of excitement. And then it ends and dives straight into the next powerful number. And then that's over as well and you're into the next track.

Upon first listen this album will frustrate you as you try to keep up with the pace of it all. Why, oh why, would you cut these songs so short? Why would you tease us like this, Molina? Why? It's like a great joke without a punchline, or fantastic foreplay that leads to absolutely nothing. Again and again. Like you've been given a taster of the food outside a Michelin-starred restaurant, and yet you cannot afford to go in there to have to rest of the meal. Perplexed and irked, you might be tempted to put this album to one side.

But then it starts to make sense. Molina is deliberately giving you less so you realise you do not need more. These songs each work best the way they are. Being concise is a talent. There's 'Sick Ass Riff', a delicate acoustic guitar piece, that contrasts completely to the big heavy riffs of 'Don't Come Back' and then there's the way that 'Wondering Boy Poet' fades out so carefully. It makes sense, because these songs do not need any additional accessories or repetitive choruses. It runs through highs and lows, different shades and explores much more than most standard length albums ever do.

Dissed and Dismissed was originally released around a year ago through Melters to rave reviews, but it sold out in all its formats at a pretty rapid pace. Worry not though as Slumberland Records have taken on the task of reissuing the fast-paced 12-minutes of noise-pop on cassette, digital and red-vinyl formats. It will no doubt leave some people debating over whether Molina is simply lazy, or whether he is a genius. It's really worth putting aside 12 minutes to sit and decide what side of the fence you want to sit on. Or an hour, because the chances are that you will probably have it on repeat.

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