TR/ST: Gone

With the project's name now elegantly stylized as TR/ST, Robert Alfons will be following 2014's Joyland with the long awaited third full length release, the first part of which comes out on April 19th, 2019, while we'll have to wait until November for part two. The Destroyer was created in a 150-year-old farmhouse near the north of Toronto and in Los Angeles, and features a series of all-star cast of collaborators, most prominently Maya Postepski, a key figure on Trust's debut, who co-wrote and co-produced six of the forthcoming album's songs.

"The environment I work in has always guided me," Alfons says. "But it took a long time to submit to the kind of patience these songs were asking of me. I was getting glimpses of what I wanted to achieve with the album. But it wasn’t feeling cohesive; things weren’t aligning in a clear direction. My first two records were put out so close to one another that I think of them as one. They just poured out of me."

On The Destroyer the artist took a whole different approach. "It was so much more careful. I found myself seeking spaces of absolute quiet; I needed them in order to hear what was going on inside."

A glimmering cut that fuses elements of dreampop and glam rock, together with the pristine synthpop sound that made TRST the masterpiece of a contemporary record that it evidently is, Gone finds Alfons' songwriting at its most memorable, and it is once again characterized by the fine act's stirring execution and those, and an unmissable, otherworldly vocal delivery.

TR/ST is back for good, and The Destroyer looks very rosy from here.


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