We here are always fond of artists who can turn seeming chaos into something catchy and focused, so hearing Tokinomakina’s “Slave Sekai Ga Kishimu Oto” was a welcome treat today. Tokinomakina is a collaborative project between experimental artist Hiyu Nonaka (who sometimes make music using Pikachu toys, a must click) and Prototype-AI tied together by a story that I think is about an android of some sort, and last year released a solid set of electro-pop through Cyber Frog Recordz. The project melds pop with wonkier ideas, and their latest highlights this well, matching signal-interrupted vocals with glitchy beats, but without ever turning into IDM slop. Rather, the pair thread the disruption together to create a choppy but inviting number that sees just how many holes a song following a pop template can have. Listen above, and also check out the video for their “Yuria Type-D” below.