D-Pulse's new LP 'Serpentine' out now on Detail Records via Downtown/ Interscope. Electronic four-piece D-Pulse are one of Russia’s best kept musical secrets. Now, with their upcoming sophomore album Serpentine, the St. Petersburg-based group look set to take their synth-driven sound worldwide. Band members Anton Kochnev, Semyon Perevoshikov, Klim Suhanov, and Sam Konyakhin initially formed D-Pulse in their early teens, drawing from now-classic French Wave artists like Daft Punk, Phoenix and Air. After moving from their provincial hometown to the metropolis of St. Petersburg, the group found their disco-inflected sound out of place in a scene dominated by sparse techno. But soon enough, their atmospheric remixes and distinctive live instrumentation (think analogue synthesizers cut up with icy guitars and stuttering drum machines) set them apart from their DJ peers.
Serpentine, a taut collection of emotive synth-pop jams showcasing the band’s first foray into vocal-driven music. Featuring classic nu disco singers including Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and Aeroplane collaborator Kathy Diamond, the album represents another step in D-Pulse’s never-ending sonic evolution.
“With this album we collaborated with featured artists to experiment with song structures, which is a new form for us,” said band member Klim Suhanov. “We really want to start from a blank page with this album yet this is another turn on the road where we keep experimenting with different genres.”
Serpentine LP / Tracklisting
02. Relief (ft Yana Karol)
04. Valentine Girl
05. All I Have (ft Danielle Moore)
07. Get Lost
08. Karon Waves
11. Answer Me (ft Kathy Diamond)
12. Na Nebe Ptica