Dusty Idols "Pars Destruens Et Oriens" LPDetriti
Berlin by way of Italy, Dusty Idols are an act with some history with Detriti Records, having released three previous mini-albums on the label. New release Pars Destruens Et Oriens is actually split between new tracks and a remaster of 2018’s Pars Oriens, although the difference of a few years isn’t necessarily audible. Dusty Idols trades in a classic Belgian new beat/body sound, familiar in that it evokes any number of expected (A Split Second) and unexpected (And One??) acts in the process. The new tracks have a bit more EBM in their DNA, “I Love You” and “Stomper” specifically working their oompah basslines against brassy synth leads and rhythmic samples. The newer versions of “Arcana Fortum” and “Persia” highlight the connection to original new beat’s fascination with cod-Eastern melodies and rhythms. The remaster of those tracks keeps the dustiness and throwback mix sensibility but lets the beat and bass hit harder. Neo-old school Belgian hard beat sounds have been far less explored than more generalist body music over the last few years, which helps Dusty Idols’ very specific genre exploration remain impactful and fun in equal measure.
Imported direct from the label in Germany.