TR/ST is the dark, electropop musical project of Toronto artist Robert Alfons. Juno-nominated debut album TRST, co-written by Maya Postepski garnered glowing praise from top international critics at Pitchfork, VICE, and The Guardian UK for the year 2012.
Born out of desperation in the brutal Canadian winter of 2009, Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski began writing songs about nostalgia, lust, and erotomania. TR/ST combine dark synth arpeggios, live and programmed drum beats with haunting, effected vocals. What begins in the genre of minimal synth progresses into a sort of slow-techno that is equal parts introspective cold-wave and extroverted 808 dance beats.