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Karpov Not Kasparov


  1. 1.
    Mechanical Turk (Vocal Edit)
  2. 2.
    Choose Your Colour / Gipsy Dark
  3. 3.
    Pawn Storm (Vocal Edit)
  4. 4.
    Kaissa (Vocal Edit)
  5. 5.
    Nothing Is as Healing as the Human Touch (Vocal Edit)
One of Eastern Europe’s most exciting musical exports, Karpov not Kasparov began making music based on the rules and strategies of chess.
It might seem complicated but the output is always a very danceable tune. There are some classical allusions and plenty of oriental flavours (because chess is an Oriental game) but always there is this powerful dance-floor bass-driven sound that makes you jump and shout.
“This is how Daft Punk would have sounded if they were born in Bukarest, grew beards and watched Soviet films while playing their old analog synthesizers .”
Ilya Bortnyuk - director Stereoleto Festival, St Petersburg (RU)
“Influences from Eastern folk music are mixed with jazz and electro-sounds from the 80s. The whole strongly reminds of the pioneers of electronic music such as Jean Michel Jarre and Klaus Schulze.”
Heyta Melssen - 3vor12 (NL)
“The fidgety intensity of early Hot Chip. Swiss electro-dance oddballs Yello’s take on the dancefloor. The mesmerising, bloopy pulse of year-zero Acid House. Exotic melodies suggesting Turkey as much as Japan.”
Kieron Tyler - Mojo & Guardian journalist (UK)


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