We're not sure if there's been a whole lot of Russian vocal – led synthy- disco around of late / ever , but we definitely like the idea of it. A little bit about D Pulse from their own myspace page:
'D-Pulse is a unique live-house quartet from Izhevsk (Russia). Four melancholic young guys with guitars and keyboards transforming their feelings into the deep rhythms of our hearts,and making it very suitable for a dancefloor. Its impossible to define their sound as a pure house music.It has a lot of slight shifts to other directions. You always can find a cold Scandinavian romanticism or happy melodic intonations of early 70s, minimalistic industrial noises or even smooth jazz harmony. As the result D-Pulse's sound is a sonic cocktail that represents the different flavours of its ingredients. Great for dancing, as well as regular home listening, making love or preferably cooking. Nowadays D-Pulse's music reflects the mood of new Russia. You can call it Russian House, full of spirit, soul and its own philosophy.'
We especially like the references to their melancholia and the suitability of their sound for cooking. Great stuff.. now onto the tunes.
The Foto mix of 'More' combines cold robo-synth bass and stripped back rhythms with the haunting tale of love, loss and the ultimate fulitility of existence ( probably ) . The original mix lives up to the 'live jam' side to the D Pulse manifesto with organic funk and jazzy chops leading the way.
Fellow Russian Alcos Coolkas carries on where his new work on Tirk left off , with simple but sparkling and sophisticated electronics working away with snippets of the vocal to mesmerising effect.
The package rounds off with the spacey, warm, instrumental 'Highway to Saturn'. Nang has launched!
Written and Produced by Klim Suhanov, Anton Kochnev, Semen Perevoshikov, Pavel Shoutov
More originally perfomed by Dsh-Dsh! Lyrics by Zhenya Borzyh.
Published by Dharma Songs
(P) & (C) 2009 Nang Records