The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
The title of De Staats brand new album says it all. Incorporating electronic mechanical-style rhythms, aesthetic classic hard rock guitars, and funky vocals, it’s a revolutionary sound to say the least. Released on March 7, 2011, Machinery became an instant rock sensation across Europe. It strays considerably from what most would call “conventional” music, which is the genius behind De Saats success
“Psycho Disco,” track 8 on the album, shows the revolutionary feel of this music well. With a rebellious hard rock kick like Queens of the Stone Age, funky Clutch-style vocals, dark chorus sounding backup vocals, and crazy electric guitar resembling the Mars Volta, De Staat creates a radical atmosphere with their music.
There is no doubt that De Staat is a talented group. Originally started as a solo project, Torre Florim (vocalist and guitarist) created De Staats first album, Wait for Evolution. Joined by Vedran Mirceitic (guitarist), Jop van Summeren (bassist, vocalist), Rocco Bell (percussionist, keyboardist, vocalist), and Tim van Delft (drummer) in 2009, the band in full became a continent wide sensation. With their release of Machinery on March 7 2011, their ratings shot through the roof.
Listen to "Psycho Disco" -