“We’re all icons as well as con artists. We’ve all created some profile somewhere that shows only part of our reality; only that part of ourselves that works best for us.” (Torre Florim)
The new album of Dutch rock band De Staat features an array of contemporary icons and con artists: charlatans, bouncers, junks, talent scouts, cheapskates and devils. Colourful extras, caught in a mix of African rhythms, happy hardcore, sci-fi-like synths, trap-influences and weird sounds. It is De Staat as we know them, yet somehow different, with surprising new elements added to their authentic sound. Whereas predecessor Machinery was a proper guitar-orientated album, I_CON contains stylish synthesizers, reminiscent of science fiction-films from the 80’s.
Limited to 1000 copies worldwide and one print run on white vinyl.