Trust’s album ‘Joyland’ was mixed by Damian Taylor at Golden Ratio in Montreal.
From The Line of Best Fit:
Joyland, the new album from Canadian electro project Trust, opens with shimmers of spectral keyboards, free of any grounding besides the subterranean baritone of singer/producer Robert Alfons. The song is called “Slightly Floating,” an apt name for the track’s ephemeral mood. Indeed, the song’s gauzy, lighter-than-air glimmering arrives as a red herring when taken in context of the rest of Joyland, an album otherwise singularly concerned with direct, compact club music. In an interview with Exclaim, Alfons attributed the propulsive energy of Joyland to a desire to capture the kinetics of the live show. In that sense the album absolutely succeeds, offering eleven variations on dance-floor digital aerobics, all of which inarguably operate as effective body music, even if they perhaps could have used some of the impressionist light touch of “Slightly Floating,” a song used more as credit-roll mood-music than a real part of the action. When Alfons commits fully to the energies of forward-motion, Joyland rises and falls with the opportunities for melodic brilliance that Trust either grasps hungrily, or passes by, uninterested.
Read the full review at The Line of Best Fit.