HTRK - Nostalgia
Release date: 2007.  Reissue release date: 29 September 2019 (Fire)
Label: Self-released (2005), Fire Records (2007).


references

film
1 night in Paris. Dir. Rick Salomon. 2004
Fire Walk With Me. Dir. David Lynch. CIBY Pictures, 1992.

music
The Birthday Party. Live 81-82. Shock, 1999.
Einsturzende Neubauten. Strategies Against Architecture II. Mute, 1991.
Einsturzende Neubauten. Strategies Against Architecture III. Mute, 2001.
Joy Division. Substance. Factory Records, 1988.
The Jesus and Mary Chain. Psychocandy. Blanco Y Negro, 1985.
Pita. Get Out. Mego, 1999.
Public Image Ltd. Metal Box. Virgin, 1979. 
Rowland S. Howard. Teenage Snuff Film. Reliant, 1999.
Various. New York Noise. Soul Jazz Records, 2003.
Various. Rough Trade Shops: Electronic 01. Mute, 2002.
Various. Rough Trade Shops: Post Punk 01. Mute, 2003.



press release, 2019

HTRK’s seminal debut gets a new cut to white vinyl with white sleeve and gloss cover.

An abrasive record shrouded in sonorous pulses, deafening feedback and tension-soaked reverb that immerses you deep into their world.

HTRK’s lo-fi post-punk, post-industrial noise-electronica echoes Suicide, Throbbing Gristle and Joy Division.

‘Nostalgia’ took inspiration from the sound and imagery of David Lynch, The Birthday Party and electronic artist Pita. Rowland S Howard’s ‘Teenage Snuff Film’ was also cited as a big influence, HTRK notably caught the post-punk legend’s attention with their live gigs which saw him endorse the band and go on to co-produce their next release ‘Marry Me Tonight’.

A compelling introductory statement that delves into their guilty nostalgia for the nihilistic energies rampant in the 80s underground.

“An agitated haze of addictive ambivalence instead of the swagger and violence of their influences, the overall feeling is of beautiful disharmony” All Music

“Somewhere between Throbbing Gristle and Sonic Youth. Imagine if the Cocteau Twins moved to the dark side of the force.” Norman Records

Produced by HTRK. Mixed by Nigel Yang. Mastered by Greg Wadley.