Buoyed by the success of volumes 1 and 2 it seems that German label Golden Rules has no intention of halting its funk showcase series The Originals any time soon for here is the first of two opening salvos from the label for Vol. 3 – Seek & Destroy by Great Revivers. One hesitates to use a semantic field of war in relation to a Russian band given current international affairs but a) they’ve gone there themselves with the track title and b) er – I’m pretty sure funk bands are never responsible for their nation’s foreign policy. What they are responsible for however is some heavy duty instrumental psych funk on this one as crunchy drum breaks collide with chanking guitar, heavy organ chords and, at times, skeletal wah-wah. The St Petersburg band seems to be part of a burgeoning Russian funk scene that also includes Diasonics and The Soul Surfers.
(Out now on Golden Rules)