Nachtbraker’s Quartet Series throws the spotlight to another Russian savant. The primitive melodies and jagged beats of Kuzma Palkin powers the body conscious third installment of the Bodybuilder Quartet series, with the lead off “Macho Culture” also being the best. Had Pepe Bradock been given the Einstuerzende Neubauten catalog to fuck around with for a weekend, he might have come out with remixes that sounded like this.
“Muscle Mass Increase” is the most normie-loving techno track here; Kuzma Palkin seems to love making power tools groove and trash compactors sing and making love songs out of industrial wails and that’s where he’s at his best. “Proper Sauna Chill” and “Krepkiye Bitsepsy” drive this aesthetic program into the ground with spectacular results.
Kuzma Palkin: Macho Culture (Quartet Series)
A1. Kuzma Palkin: Macho Culture
A2. Kuzma Palkin: Muscle Mass Increase
B1. Kuzma Palkin: Proper Sauna Chill
B2. Kuzma Palkin: Krepkiye Bitsepsy