Album Review: Trust’s Debut Album “TRST”

TRST is the debut LP of Toronto based electro duo Trust, formed in 2009 by Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski.

Trust’s sound is one that can easily be at home with artists such as Crystal Castles and Goldfrapp, and yet ingredients such as their dark synth sounds and Alfons’s reverb drenched baritone vocals, (which at times summons Sisters of Mercy vocalist Andrew Eldritch’s style), can also make them blend into a goth dance club’s playlist.


Amongst the tracks on TRST are Trust’s first two singles “Candy Walls” and “Bulbform” originally released in 2011 on Sacred Bones records. “Bulbform,” the album’s opening track, is a hypnotizing dance tune with low humming vocals and a droning synth patch as its hook, and an interlude of panning, filtered sounds that when heard through headphones will take your ears on an aural trip.

“Candy Walls” is a mellow, ambient, synth-bass driven track reminiscent of Depeche Mode with a generic 80’s sounding synth patch, which works perfectly well in its context, playing its lead. Maya Postepski also contributes great accompanying vocals alongside Alfons on tracks such as “The Ready Flesh,” “The Last Dregs,” “F.T.F.,” “Chrissy E. “and “Shoom” being the track that most highlights Postepski’s vocal talents.

With so many well crafted tunes on TRST, it’s only a matter of time before Trust becomes a well known name amongst their genre’s audience. TRST is guaranteed to be a treat to any synthpop fan that enjoys a bit of a dark tinge in their music. Be sure to catch them on April 10, 2012 at Echoplex, Los Angeles and April 11, 2012 at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa.

The Trust's TRST

Album: TRST
Artist: Trust
Label: Arts & Crafts
Artist Website: http://www.ttrustt.com

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