The Attic Podcast: 23. Valeriu - Karpov not Kasparov

Karpov not Kasparov is a musical game of chess between vintage synthesizers and drums. There are nor winners neither losers in this game but there are always energetic trippy sounds, subconscious oriental tunes intertwined with danceable electroclash pulses. However, there's more to it than just the music. Live shows are always different and might include contemporary dance performances, live projections of chess games played by the audience, aerobic classes or live score for old silent films.

They have released two EPs in 2011 and 2013 that were re-united in an instrumental LP released at the end of July 2015 on Berlin based label Polychrome Sounds. New material is on the way; in anticipation of the vinyl LP release of Karpov not Kasparov on JunoRecords (UK), one half of the project, Valeriu, made an eclectic - partly schizoid - mixtape for The Attic Podcast, including influential gems from now and then, post-romantic obsessions and indescribable obscure finds.

*photo by Balint Hajagos

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  • Elliott Carter - Three Poems of Robert Frost
  • Takako Minekawa - Fantastic Cat
  • Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy - Parola
  • Of Montreal - Jimmy
  • Charlemagne Palestine & Janek Schaefer - Raga De L'apres Midi
  • Misophone - Petroleum Lampa
  • Steve Reich - Section X
  • Little Big Bee Feat. Mia - Idol O Sagase
  • Munir Bachir - Méditations sur le Maqam Classique
  • Fischerspooner - Natural Disaster
  • John Cage - Thirteen (Version 1)
  • Silver Apples - Oscillations
  • The Fiery Furnaces - Quay Cur
  • Methusalem - Time Machine
  • Yu Miyake - Wanda Wanda
  • John Zorn - Psychic Conspirators
  • Suicide - Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
  • The Korgis - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime
  • Cha Cha Guitri - Nonononon
  • Asakawa Maki - Zenkasha No N'mas
  • Carlo Gesualdo - Hei mihi Domine
  • Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah - Satan Said Dance
  • Kahimi Karie - Giapponese a Roma
  • La Femme - Amour Dans Le Motu
  • Toy - The All Seeing Eye

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