After six years of constant Holy Fuck touring, Brian Borcherdt emerged from the tangled cables and broken drum machines with a slew of new songs. Looking to explore a different sound, he teamed with producer Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals), and together the pair recorded in a converted garage under the new name, Dusted.
The resulting album, Total Dust, resides in an atmosphere that is sometimes melodic, sometimes haunting, and always clouded by a fuzzy glow. With string arrangements and half-hidden guitar feedback held together by the occasional tambourine and minimal drum machine, the stripped down mood perfectly compliments a collection of songs that are more than capable of standing on their own merits.
Live, Dusted challenges the sonic limitations of a tow-piece. Vocals and guitar are expelled through small overblown amplifiers and bolstered by a raucous backbone of live drums, 8O8 samples, and bass synth.