Saturday, October 16, 2010

Waltz real slow.

If you weren't paying close attention you probably missed this stellar album by Aussie band HTRK which is actually said like Hate Rock. Besides having one of the best fucking band names they possess the rare ability to take on the influence of bands like Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, and Crime and the City Solution and interject there own modern and unique experience to the music. The band recently experienced a major loss as songwriter/bass player Sean Stewart took his own life. After a period of hibernation the band seems to be playing again and have a new album scheduled for release in 2011. Marry Me Tonight, HTRK'S debut album is of strange power and focus. The vocals sit in a haze of smoke as the bass crawls across the floor toward you. Coupled with a drum machine playing minimal yet effective pulses which gives the songs a strange sexual drunken swagger. Here's to a future full of HTRK.

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