Acutely crafted future-electronixxx from Tokyo's Hoshina Anniversary, carving out his second full-length following that killer 'Nihon No Ongaku' debut back in '19. It's a deft hybrid of organic sound and clunking mechanical rhythm that nods equally to a future both laced with optimism and DREAD, such is the switch from the lush, crystalline arpeggios of 'Shinju' to the juddering juggernaut swagger of 'Narinuredo'. But it's set within its own microcosm and is keen to reflect the variety within, with the stark rhythmic lacerations of 'Ryuushouten' or more sedate, plaintive steppe of closer 'Asagiri'. Very strong offering from this future-facing label. (Mint / New).