Boomkat Product Review:
Another very fine album from Japanese avant-garde pop maven Tujiko Noriko, Trust follows on from great releases on labels like Room40 and Editions Mego. The formatting of this record is slightly different from normal studio albums though, and remixes line up alongside originals and co-productions, suggesting a potentially fractious listening experience with odds-'n'-ends sequencing. There's something in Tujiko's voice that gels everything together though, meaning that regardless of who has final say over the mixing desk, you always feel like you're listening to a cogent, single artist's album. One of the finest moments on the record is actually an instrumental, however: 'Opening' roughly cuts and splices its way through string samples and drum loops, glued together in a lovable mess. By comparison the rest of the album feels far more smoothed out, with the likes of Hideki Ataka, PPA and Damien Shingleton all helping tame the source material. Aus is especially successful in this respect, tackling 'Let Me See Your Face', with a brand of jazzy glitch-pop that suits Tujiko's vocal perfectly.