Hot Milk EP is the sound of Baikonour's last EP, Bake Your Tape, given the remix treatment by friends, Amon Tobin, Imitation Electric Piano, Topo Gigio and Gavouna. Named after a Khazakhstanian launch site (Baikonour Cosmodrome), his friends haven't really done him any favours.
The EP commences with Amon Tobin's remix of Coca Sun, which is frankly terrible, and the worst of the four songs. Gone is Amon Tobin's high standard of dark creative genius present on his Supermodified album, but instead, Tobin has created a stark, sterile ambient techno mix that quickly grows boring. Remix two, by label mates Gavouna, is little better. By remix three, again by label mates Topo Gigio, we are beginning to get somewhere, at least structure-wise, with some attention being paid to dynamics and texture. Oddly, it is the last track that is the best by a long way - hell, it's even good! Imitation Electric Piano's take on Zap 210 is fresh and imaginative. Unashamedly happy, it features the preponderance of the melody being played on a harpsichord, and pulls it off to bizarre but enjoyable effect. Nice stuff.
In conclusion this isn't really worth getting out of bed for unless you are a fan of ambient noodlings, in which case getting out of bed and opening the curtains and trying to live is a bit of an ask in itself. Mostly disappointing, saved somewhat by Imitation Electric Piano.