Boomkat Product Review:
Part of fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy’s world-wide art project, GR-Uniforma, ‘Iz Skazki (From The Fairytale)’ is the 10-track debut by Gruppa, an 8-piece band revolving production by Rubchinskiy and his go-to collaborator, Pavel Milyakov (Buttechno)
Recorded between a home studio in the village of Podrezkovo (Moscow) and Dean Street studio (London), the results are pretty much exactly like we’d imagine a Russian fashion party to sound - models singing in gaunt tones over a mix of skeletal post-punk, folk and stark Euro-techno.
“GRUPPA was created after Stepan Yasinsky & Nikita Bobkov, both aspiring musicians who met modelling at Gosha’s last show in Yekaterinburg back in January 2018, reached out to Gosha and his team to make music together. With Gosha Rubchinskiy and Pavel Milyakov (Gosha’s long-time collaborator & musician) as co-producers, this turned into a concrete project, encompassing more than just the music. It is a multidisciplinary art project including a photography book, short films, and a clothing collection which launches at Dover Street Market in May 2019.”