HTRK has been wooing our ears for almost a decade now, finding homes in labels like Blast First and Ghostly International, and despite the tragic death of founding member Sean Stewart, they’ve voyaged on as a duo. Â The music here is exactly how you’d picture it with a title like ‘body lotion’…velvety, silky and buttery. Â Jonnine Standish’s vocal melts into your pores like a tub of Aveeno, and Nigel Yang’s dreamyÂ downtempo arrangement is sexier thanÂ Jonnine lounging in a tub of Aveeno. Â Dig the title track below.
You can also grab the 12” on Ghostly International HERE, but it’s a few dollars more. Â Shipping costs, though, could even it out, so try both sites and see where you end up. Â Either way, you’re paying a premium for the collectible nature of the vinyl, and despite its cost, it’ll still sell out. Â HTRK fans are rabid, and their skin is so smooth. Â Check out the lovely etching on side 2 of this thing:
**One-sided 180g pressing w/ etching to rear. Edition of 350 copies only** Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang aka HTRK return with this highly collectible '12" for the finely-curated Sleeperhold Publications. It's the post-coital tristesse to the tantric ravishment of 'Psychic 9-5 Club', which was arguably one of our most listened to albums in 2014. A near-perfect trio of songs uncurl and laze across the front, from the bittered bass guitar bite and snare spikes rolled around Jonnine's heavy-lidded vocal in 'Sugar', thru the gorgeous, lolling stroke of 'Punch' with its diaphanous synth/guitar plumes, to the pensile gothic ambience and shivering drum machine of 'Body Lotion' proper. A total must-have, no messing.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive