Sure enough, Hysteria is peppered with shards of Royal Trux's mutant masterpiece Twin Infinitives and spattered with fluids from Young's Regression albums. Moskos here manipulates skeletal marionettes until they merge into near-songs, and then drowsily vocalizes over the ensuing maelstrom. This is chaos as beauty, epitomized by tracks like "Kix," in which melodies collide and fall apart while drums are scattered around the landscape, and "Joy Road," in which a guitar and an organ keep each other alive as Moskos growls himself to sleep.
NNA Tapes has never disappointed, and with Hysteria — as with their last Drainolith outing, the truly wonky Where Are Ye, Col. Leslie Groves? cassette — their string of hits continues. (NNA Tapes)