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There's a point when you first listen to Tim Hecker's music that you realize that underneath all of the chaos and noise he's playing pop music. Tear down all of the layers of distortion and abrasion and you find a sense of rhythm, a delicate heartbeat covered in his walls of sound. It's a great moment, and it's the moment that the music starts to make sense - the harsh sounds whirling around and attacking are defenses not offences, they're protecting this beauty at their core.

Za!'s music takes that concept in a new direction, changing the beauty for melodic pop and the walls of drone for a cacophony of whatever they can lay their hands on; if you strip back Hecker you'll find delicately produced Eno-esque soundscapes, if you strip back Za! you'll find Pavement. The way they form their music is key - it's experimental, sure, but they're not reinventing the wheel, just recreating it from memory while adding their flair until the final result isn't even circular anymore.

For their raw power and strength of playing they come closest to Black Dice - Eric Copeland's approach to rhythm and bastardised pop is closest in sound to Za!'s, even if Loloismo skirts dangerously close to choruses, something it seems like Copeland would never dream of.

It would be all to easy to talk about all the checkpoints, all the references and places Za! go on Loloismo and miss the point entirely, which is that this album is pure, unbridled fun. It's fun to dissect it but at the core is the same loose, disjointed noise pop that made No Age so enticing, and, like No Age, they seem to be a band made for their live performances. There can't be many records around with the energy of Loloismo, a sort of manic sugar high that's addictive and follows the same peaks and troughs of marathon eating a few bags of Haribo in a row. Live, it'd be easy to imagine them to be even better - a true punk show, born of their incessant and near neurotic pursuit of the next climax.

While Loloismo might not have the longevity or repeated playability of something more straightforwardly melodic, it's a crashing, leaping, hyperactive burst of energy that's impossible to ignore.

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