Electronic music from Russia has been on the rise for a few years, driven by communities around ГОСТ ЗВУК and PRIVATE PERSONS that have lent a boost to rising and established talents. In addition to affiliates of the above mentioned imprints I would mention Kovyazin D who has been behind a few remarkable acid and electro releases, as well as Any Act, the latest mysterious revelation.
Another Russian to watch is Low Tape who has now landed on Eudemonia that recently has been grooving with deep house EP “Density Of Horizon” by Too Smooth Christ. Now with Low Tape the German label returns to the electro section, pursuing its preference for softer textures over harsh beats.
Glaring harmonies of the title track “True Dayz For Confessing In Luv” and “Found You” are from the mind of a sci-fi dreamer while “Aced Theory Of All” is of a rougher kind, manned with 303 zigzags. On the B-side, the artist from Nizhniy Novgorod is clearly in eighties mood with a few cuts that might soundtrack a Beverly Hills Cop remake, especially “Signals” being a tune Harold Faltermeyer could be proud of.