The Vilnius-resident Pletnev (aka Ponty Mython) conquered the scene quickly with his outstanding EP’s on labels such as Bahnsteig, Le Temps Perdu, Meda Fury and lately SZE since early 2017. His latest single will be released on the second compilation of Bobby Pleasure‘s Needs label which’s concept is to use music as a medium to spread love, unity and the idea of giving back. Promoting harmony and togetherness rather than isolation and estrangement, each release and accompanying event will act as a support stream to various issues within society such as mental health, homelessness and equality. Listen to snippets of the compilation (order here) and read our LSD FAZE TIME feature with him below!
My name is Aleksandr Pletnev but you might know me as just Pletnev. I was born in Cherepovetz (North of Russia) and grew up in Saint Petersburg. When I was a child my idol was East 17 band, because they rocked. When I was 9, I started learning to play accordion. It was then when I realised that I never will be good in it and decided to learn how to play guitar. Since then I haven’t been playing guitar.
One of my best gigs I played was at Wilde Renate. It was so much fun I almost peed myself coz it was so packed and no way to make it to toilet from DJ booth.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Bon Iver. I loved his songs.
Now I live in Vilnius with my brother and friends. In my house you can find a cat, ps4, folk records, big TV, pair of monitors and a few synths and my refrigerator is usually full with potato. I enjoy sun and beer a lot. I can spend hours doing it both at the same time. One of my favorite places to visit is Barcelona, because sun & beer. On weekdays I run small pizza bar in Vilnius with my brother and on weekends I usually drink. My favorite song at the moment is Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Cocker – Tearjerker. A film I watched lately and really liked was Mute by Netflix. The last series I watched and loved was Leftovers. I am very inspired by travelling. My dream is to live on the sea side. My worst nightmare is to wake up and want nothing. I love people, music and traveling and hate winter. I am addicted to drinking, I just cannot stop drinking. I get totally fucked up, when I’m drinking. The next day I need to clean kitchen at our bar. Local Suicide reminds me of my neighbors when i lived in St Petersburg.
Tomorrow I will wake up with hangover. Next month I hope it will be possible to already ride a bike. Next year I‘ll try to enjoy life more. In 10 years I hope everything will be wireless.
If I wasn’t a man, I would be a woman.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Shia LaBeouf would have the main role, because then who??.
If I was a car, I would be a mini. If I was an animal, I would be a raccoon. If I was a drug I would be something salty. If I was an invention, I would be a teleport. If I was an object, I would be a cactus. If I could date myself, I (i did actually, a few years ago but now we are just friends).
My word of advice to the reader would be not to eat snow, its not as tasty as it looks like.