HTRK's Nostalgia is a buzzing, droning, lo-fi deconstruction befitting the Australian trio's "hate rock" moniker. Recorded without embellishment using two mikes and a vintage tape machine, the album's seven songs blend into an agitated haze of addictive ambivalence. Nigel Yang's swirling, stabbing guitar isn't the device of terror here as some critics would have you believe. Nostalgia has been compared to the Birthday Party and Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music, but those are just influences and not really indicative of HTRK's own original sound.
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lt; HTRK - Nostalgia (2005). Published: September 5, 2017. HTRK - Disco, Suitcase (2009). Synthpop, Futurepop, Electropop, Minimal Wave, Minimal Synth, Synthwave. Gothic, Darkwave, Gothic Synth, Ethereal. Ambient, Dark Ambient.
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HTRK's Nostalgia is a buzzing, droning, lo-fi deconstruction befitting the Australian trio's "hate rock" moniker. That's not a bad thing at all. The simple drum machine aesthetic setup, emotional distancing, and artsy backdrop obviously recall Suicide, but there's a sense you're not getting a full representation of the band's intentions, given the ultra lo-fi recording techniques.