“Origin of Forms has the power to hypnotize you, captivating you from start to finish….”
It was the November of 2020 that I was first introduced to the very cool sounds of Moscow’s Diasonics. A year-and-a-bit-and-some-pretty-cool-singles later, this five-piece funk/soul outfit are soon to release their debut album, Origin Of Forms.
Describing their sound as “hussar funk”, their music blends deep funk instrumentals, East European flavours, cinematic funk, hip-hop rhythms and plenty of psychedelia! Consisting of members: Anton Moskvin (drums), Maxim Brusov (bass guitar), Anton Katyrin (percussions), Daniil Lutsenko (electric guitar) and Kamil Gzizov (keyboards), the Diasonics are one of the latest additions to the Russian instrumental funk scene and got together in 2019.
In just a couple of years the band has attracted a cult following, releasing a shower of ten celebrated singles and various in-demand 45 vinyl records on funk labels such as Funk Night Records and Mocambo Records. Firmly rooted in the late 60s and early 70s, their debut album was recorded on an 8-channel Japanese tape recorder Otari MX-5050 MK III at The Diasonics HQ’s Magnetone Studio in Moscow and was mixed by Henry Jenkins (The Cactus Channel / Karate Boogaloo) in Melbourne.
Andromeda is fresh and rhythmic, slick and full of funk, and is the second single from their forthcoming album. It’s pace is cool and unhurried, but don’t be fooled by this laid-back approach, The Diasonics very much have their finger on the pulse and I’m looking forward to hearing more!
Origins of Forms releases in January 2022 and can be pre-ordered from here.
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