Digitalis has a nice clutch of winners out, not least of which was a new one from Black Hat that we recently loved. The mysterious Constellation Botsu, a Japanese noise artist with few releases to their name, also joins the fray, offering us a self-deteriorating look at modern abstractions, a tape of 21 tracks that refract and refuse every possible chokehold of categorization.
Botsu’s orientation is towards collage, the type of ADHD hyper-realizations favored by D/P/I, etc. The palette on this new tape edges towards fringe-internet found objects. Echoes of voices, synths cut too short, and beats skittering in and out of the limelight, content to flit by unnoticed. Where this constellation stands out, however, is it’s capacity for darkness and void. Botsu lets in swaths of feedback, distorting the edges of an otherwise clean sound, a tactic that works all too well.
The tape is pretty much sold out at the source, though the digital is still available from Digitalis. Stream the whole damn thing below.