Boomkat Product Review:
Buttechno dishes up his best since the ‘City 2’ side with a superb set of Russian formula rave noise and cyber-alien ballads for his pals at Moscow’s Gost Zvuk
Ragging it between chewed lip phet-tek and high velocity acid trance via a clutch of bitter and exquisite beat-less squat-chamber works, the diversity and queasy rave urge shared by all the tracks sets ‘Psy X’ up as one of Buttechno’s strongest this side of the hard-to-find ‘City 2’ or his ace soundtrack for Gosha Rubchinskiy.
If the eviscerated mentasms of ‘xsaw’ get your cowie jaw going already you’ll be fish-hooked for the rest, taking in prime scally-tek stompers on ‘the big R’ and the LAE-like ‘AC torches’, plus more skewed variants in the hardbass wallop and pitching vox of ’02’ (wtf is he sampling there?) and the scramble-jack of ‘X-tr’ on one hand. However the majority is given to much stranger, harder-to-place and beat-less oddities that really make the album, from the arpeggiated thought bubbles of ‘2020’, and the xpq?-esque future ambient dance chicanery of ‘the drome’, the John T. Gast alike riddle of ‘dead land’, and hyperrealist sound design drawing brutalist lines with Lee Gamble and FSOL in ‘sirenius’ and ’tranq’.
Top shelf rave for bedroom bruxism. Not to be missed!