Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester (2 stars)

Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester

Dreamily insubstantial album that's very, very Lynch

(Double Six)

Rightly or wrongly, a lot of bands find themselves being likened to the soundtrack of a David Lynch film. In the case of Trailer Trash Tracys’ debut the comparison is, in fact, justified. Mixing dark and disturbing soundscapes reminiscent of those scored by Lynch’s regular composer Angelo Badalamenti (right down to that dur-dur-dur bass line) with retro-styled 1950s pop tunes and ethereal vocals (courtesy of singer Suzanne Aztoria), Ester does indeed sound like mid-period Lynch. Think Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart, but mostly think Twin Peaks. TTT’s is a slow-burning dreamy sound that wafts over rather than grabs you or, as it probably should do, transport you to another place. Maybe we’re too used to albums that sound like Lynch films.

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