Boomkat Product Review:
‘Day Of My Death’ is Pavel Milyakov aka Buttechno’s noisily poetic soundtrack for Gosha Rubchinskiy’s S/S 17 show, held in the Florentine warehouse depicted on the LP sleeve
First issued in late 2016, ‘Day of My Death’ marked Buttechno’s part departure from cold, grubby, beat-driven styles and a fine embrace of billowing, textured guitar and synth noise and poetry set to ominous ambient backdrops.
Across the six tracks it’s easy to hear Milyakov germinating ideas that would be more fully explored over subsequent releases. The searchlight synth pulse of ‘Monoliths’ and the two tracts of Italian language poetry ‘Intense Low’ and ’SH Blues’ establish a cold, cinematic gaze that would be more fully explored in this year’s ace ‘La Maison De La Mort’ LP for Berceuse Heroique, while the ripping guitar lash of ‘GTR I’ feels like Stephen O’Malley kissing the sky. Factor in a piece of his signature, bare bones electro dub with ‘606 Juno’, and the strung-out, flickering flame of ‘Ambience’ and you’ve got a must-have bit of the Buttechno catalogue.