Opacity of emotion isn’t a sin. The unwillingness to wear your life like a thin sheen over a naked leg, like everyone should have a bird’s eye view to your femoral artery–the delicate path to your lifeblood. Opacity, as many people have critiqued Trust’s Joyland with suffering from, is one of one its greatest strength. It’s a survival mechanism. Particularly on this Liar ‘relapse’ of ‘Lost Souls’Eelings’ which swirls with such a storm of synths that’d it’d be a fool’s errand to try and find the eye of this set of thunderclouds. Sometimes there is no quiet in the chaos and the best you’ve got is to ‘rock steady’ in the winds and hope that life doesn’t fling you, impaled onto some pole in the pandemonious city of your mind. And that’s what Liar’s absolutely stellar remix does best. It holds plants its feet in front of life problems 500km long and nimbly moves around them, letting emotion bleeding through in an extremely careful Hot Chip fashion, while also knowing when to stand its ground and just face life the fuck down.