Stylistically, the music on Botox seems to draw influences from a deep underground electronic dance music, but it is based on its contemporary deconstruction, which results in a dark minimalist abstract post-genre electro and glitchy sonic landscapes. The album’s thematic undercurrents tell a story about the present times: ephemerality of all action and destruction of the planet due to climate change and slavery. A grim vision of a world ruled by psychopaths driven by the will to control, greed and domination.
“How else can the drive for immortality be manifest than as an unstoppable exploitation, an endless extraction of resources, a seemingly limitless growth on a finite planet? In a dystopian post-apocalyptic vision called forth into the present in these abstract sounds with words buried in sombre electronic beats and glitches, there’s no sign of mankind after we’ve lost the red sun, our land and sky. We are loosing and destroying our environment. We are fostering more slavery than ever by refusing immigrants, stuffing them in camps and treating them like animals. In these relationships, humanity is lost while feelings of abandonment, defeat and solitude grow within the personal realm.
Underpinning these tracks is a grim vision of the world ruled by psychopaths, driven by a will to overpower and dominate. Only through submission of one’s own body (and mind) will it be possible to find »success«. The greed, the insensitivity, the lust for profit and power, the ability to kneel and to kill.” — extract from liner notes
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Warrego Valles (Nina Hudej, NinaBelle) · production, recording, arrangement, mix
Taj Pečnikar · comix
Benjamin Pečnikar · mastering
Luka Prinčič · liner notes
Stefan Fähler · front cover illustration
Rok Mar · graphic design
Maruša ‘MARUJI’ Hren · usb booklet design and manufacture
Janja Baznik, ‘Pri Tiskarskem Škratu’ · print
Nada Žgank · product photography
Radio Študent Ljubljana · media support
City of Ljubljana · financial support
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28.05.2018, Pop Schotch, Ex-Yu Sampler 1/2018 – club/ambience/electronica/synthscapes/, Marko Milićević
15.01.2019, Pop Schotch, Ex-Yu Redefining Dancefloor / Club Chart 2018