Coming from the Sacred Bones label is a brand new debut 7″ from TRUST. Right now there doesn’t seem to be much other than this from the Canadian duo, but they played at SXSW and have a short string of shows coming up in New York in April.
If you’re in the area, making a point to go see these guys might not be such a bad idea. If you’ve heard either of the songs from this 7″, chances are you won’t be willing to miss out. Both sides employ the use of brooding and darkened undertones that are clawing at your feet from the underworld below, just begging for your approval. Alfons and his off-kilter vocals slightly remind me of a more straightforward Nicolas Jaar, but not just for that reason. Also reinforcing that statement is the dark, otherworldly vibes and the highly eccentric approach. The syrupy synths in the chorus only make you want to spin this glistening track again and again, so good luck with that – we can’t help ya there. Hopefully by the time you’re out of the Trust trance there will be some more music to go around, but without a doubt, they seem to be onto something special here.
The B-side “Trinity” takes a dip in a colorful pool of acid and bathes itself in the gritty atmospheric washes as everything slowly dissolves away. The constantly swirling textures will leave you in a state of euphoria as Alfons unintelligibly howls under the thick and heavy rhythm, and before you know it it all comes to an end, seemingly way too soon. It might be tough to wait right now, but thanks to the folks at Sacred Bones we should be seeing a full length from Trust before 2011 is all wrapped up. Hopefully sooner than later.
Candy Walls –
My Rating: 8/10
Genre/ Tags: Electronic, Dream Pop, Ambient
Candy Walls 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Candy Walls