Total Dust (2012)

Dusted is a new project from Brian Borcherdt, best known as a current member of the high-energy electro-rockers Holy Fuck, and from the more indie rock oriented By Divine Right. Dusted is nothing like either of those bands. Instead, Borcherdt has created a subtle, restrained album whose music occupies the space between Bon Iver and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

It has the folk-rock sensibilities of Bon Iver’s work, but has a background of guitar fuzz and looped out psychedelic rock influences. This might seem a bit left field for those only familiar with Borcherdt’s work in Holy Fuck, but his early solo albums have the same drugged out, vaguely experimental vibe to it.

The album is a team up of Borcherdt and Leon Taheny, who has worked with Owen Pallett in the past, who brings even more of a melodic, rootsy feel to the album.

The album is out on Polyvinyl Records in the States and on Borcherdt’s own Hand Drawn Dracula Records in Canada. This album is recommended for those that like their folky indy rock with an edge.

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Steve Marlow has been a music fan and record collector since high school. He’s been writing about music for more than 25 years. He is the author of the Canadian-based electronic/experimental music blog Shellac and Vinyl and has also been hosting a radio show called “Do Not Touch This Amp” for more than 12 years, focusing on experimental and electronic music. It currently airs on CFBX Radio in Kamloops from 8-9 PM on Friday nights.



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