Soundtrack for a Game of Chess LP

Karpov not Kasparov


Valeriu Borcos and Eduard Gabia are Karpov not Kasparov, a musical game of chess between synthesizers and drums. Beginning in Bucharest in 2009, the duo’s unique dynamic creates a psychedelic synth-driven sound, combining oriental melodies with the drive of a full live drum kit.

“Soundtrack for a game of Chess” is their debut LP, with vintage synths creating a spacey Eastern overlay to the driving bass and drums, while at times K not K sway towards a more playful sound while still retaining a modern, otherworldly feel.