Originally issued in 2011, RRR is the seventh album from Hey Colossus and their third for Riot Season. The band formed in 2003 as a five piece, based in London. Eight years on (and with line up changes reminiscent of The Fall) they were now a seven piece based in London and Somerset (though nine people perform on the album). RRR was recorded through the winter of '10-11 in Dropout, South London, home to analogue tape and all things loud. It was mixed by Drumcunt and Basspuppy, and mastered by Hamilton Industries (Part Chimp's tub thumper).
RRR is definitely more varied than previous Hey Colossus records and it explores more subdued, quieter passages. Such moments of calm are not the only varied thing about the record, Hey Colossus also explore the swooping filmic sounds akin to many a film score, think along the lines of Taxi Driver and Spaghetti Westerns. Some Krautrock-esque mantras also come into the fold, combined with a Nurse With Wound / DNA influence. Alongside this, "The Drang" keeps up the one riff, one tune - like Sabbath done through NEU! that HC are hard for. There is a choice Berlusconi baiting Can inspired clangathon, "I Am Bunga Bunga," with a rant that is buried but audible.
The result of all of these amalgamating sounds is a Hey Colossus album unlike any other, out with the old and in with the new. RRR is the perfect soundtrack for the spring and summer months, assuming you like the idea of the Butthole Surfers manning the BBQ, Faust cleaning out the pool, and GG Allin manning the bar. This reissue comes in a 350gsm printed sleeve wide-spined sleeve with an insert and download code.