My first conscious encounter with Maya Postepski was in the form of Trust (who now goes by TR/ST and is a one man show) in 2012. Postepski also plays a role in another act you probably know better – Austra. Princess Century, as far as I know, is her first solo outing aside from the remixes she’s done. This EP,Â Lossy, is a follow-up to her debut with the project,Â Lossless. That album somehow flew under my radar in 2013, which I have nothing but fond musical memories for, so that’s definitely on my list. As for Princess Century, the darkwave ethos from Trust bleeds over in to this… and then some. I have to say this: it really takes me aback hearing how similar in approach Robert Alfons and Postepski were prior to their collaboration. That’s by no means a bad thing – how can more of a good thing be bad?
You get plenty of variety on this three track EP. “June Gloom,” an airy ambient dreamscape that wouldn’t sound amiss in one of the more surreal scenes in Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell. You also have “Wabi-Sabi,” which is almost the antithesis to the Japanese phrase for the embrace of imperfection hearing how tightly arpeggiated the synth waves are. “Discoset,” which starts off the whole thing, clocks in at over twenty minutes and it’s Postepski’s dystopianÂ take on the genre. A solid buy, especially considering how weak the Canadian dollar is in comparison to the US dollar at the moment. Listen to all the tracks below via the YouTube streams and see what you think of them. Cheers!
VINYL RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 14, 2015
Maya Postepski never stops. An active member of the Toronto music scene, she has been making music for over 10 years, currently as part of electronic group Austra (Paper Bag Records). She is a prolific remix artist, DJ and she co-wrote and produced TRST with Robert Alfons as Trust (Arts & Crafts).
This project is the outlet for her genre-crossing experiments that take us on a journey through minimalist cosmic disco psychedelia, crossing through glacial poly-rhythmic territories soaked in dark dripping goo.
Shooting stars and icicles glimmering weave a reflective thread through each track while mechanical pulses ground soaring delicious keyboards that could melt the heart of a cobra.
3. June Gloom
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive