- I Don't Give A Snare
- Artist: GORBACHEV,PHILIPP & NAKED MAN
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 7/14/2017
"... It is making my blood boil. Man, my jaw is hanging down listening to this stuff" reads the email from Butthole Surfers producer, Paul Leary, when he heard the demo for what would become the debut Philipp Gorbachev & The Naked Man album. Philipp Gorbachev, the Russian musician and DJ, has been throwing killer parties and making some of the most innovative and exciting electronic music to come out of Moscow in years. In 2014, he released his debut album Silver Album (COMEME 005CD/LP), but when invited to perform a live Boiler Room he had something else in mind: a band scenario. The resulting concoction was not something locked into a 4/4 beat, but rather a much more organic, groove-based sound with funk-strutting basslines and live drums that rolled and flurried around the beats, jumping around and leading charge on the songs along with Gorbachev's Damo Suzuki-like vocals. Taking that experiment into the studio, I Don't Give A Snare is a wild ride that jumps genres, switches paces, and alters tones frequently. The opening 'Goodman' explodes with intense rhythms and heavy, spiraling riffs that at times recall Sabbath, but the ever-shifting drums and gargling electronics give a wonky freshness that feels impossible to place into genre. Whilst Gorbachev cites a range of influences from Beck to Blind Willie Johnson as being core to him, the primary motivation is the live nature of the project itself. Gorbachev on the record: "The main influence is the constant live experience we have as music players and performers. I want to get the most out of every party, every jam, and every dancefloor." Comes on 180 gram vinyl; Includes download code.