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Wickedly daft but crafty pottycore from Japan’s Toiret Status, working in a paradigm of playful digital cut-ups shared by Foodman, Nozomu Matsumoto and Kenji Yamamoto
Frankly ‘OTOHIME’ is unhinged in the best way. Its 10 pointillist, shatterproof arrangements pack more detail than you can grasp in one sitting, and will surely demand repeat listens. As Toiret Status’ 4th album, and his 2nd for Chicago’s Orange Milk Records, it arrives 10 years on from the earliest E+E releases by Elysia Crampton to effectively resonate with her pivotal deconstructionist aesthetic as much as up-to-the-second influences from computer game and anime soundtracks, matching the frenetic ambience of street-level Tokyo with the wormholing experience of a deep internet dive with more browser tabs open than you count.