Watch the video for new single 'Eden Machines' now alongside the trailer for the Althaea short film, as premiered last week at Brixton's Whirled Cinema.
Over the course of
their lush, strange album “Althaea”, London duo Trailer Trash Tracys condense a
number of disparate styles into music that thrillingly broaches the void
between figuration and abstraction. While undeniably beautiful and quite often
infectious in parts, this is certainly not pop music by any traditional
definition; rather, it appeals to the more intuitive of mind and wild at heart.
More than simply becoming a philosophical exercise however, the result is their
most ambitious and idiosyncratic body of work to date, one which operates at
the very limits of what pop music can be.
Their debut, “Ester”, released in 2012, manifested the band’s approach to making music as a fine balance between chaos and order, laying out a dense and dreamlike ecosystem of Sufi poetry, Solfeggio scales and, floating above it all, Susanne Aztoria’s otherworldly yet emotionally charged vocals. Early singles such as “Strangling Good Guys” and “You Wish You Were Red” proved to be outliers – rather than simply making lo-fi dream pop, the band were instead aiming for something far more subconscious and esoteric.
With “Althaea”, the band continue their investigations into the farther flung reaches of pop music, with stunning results. Spanning 10 deeply esoteric tracks, “Althaea” sees the band drift further afield from traditional song structures to create a new aural lexicon of their own, one as influenced by Filipino carnival music and Latin rhythms as it was by Japanese tropical music from the 80s. Even at their most outwardly pop – the pristine “Eden Machine” for instance, or the swooning “Kalesa”, there is a baroque splendour, and heightened sensuality. The interplay of light and dark, the foreign and the familiar, brings forth an album with manifold pleasures, one which rewards repeated listening and further exploration.
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01 Smoked Silver
02 Eden Machine
03 Gong Gardens
05 Money For Moondogs
06 Betty's Cavatina
10 100 Aspects Of The Moon