A Constant Moth meanders between moods with the amble of so many instrumental hip-hop albums, but rather than brief sketches, his tracks are fully-realized songs. The one-two punch of "Darwin" and "TV Talk" offers some incredible drum work that escapes the kitchen-sink clink of Brainfeeder in favour of well-placed wallops, be they booming drums or sampled cash register dings. The powerful chords on "Van Go" feel like they're ripping up the carpet beneath the track, a sense of energy only heightened by rapper Jeremiah Jae's delirious delivery. The vocals are pitch-shifted just enough to sound vaguely hallucinatory, a feeling that Anand returns to over and over. Timesretched drums—a technique borrowed from jungle and perhaps best displayed on "Throw Them Out (System)"—are all over the record, to the point that the crude artefacts of the process become clever devices of their own.
A few songs into the LP, it's easy to forget we're listening to the same artist. That, if anything, is A Constant Moth's only flaw. The album is so jarring that it takes a while to wrap your head around, and it can feel like Anand is still searching for something to tie his music together. What he does show on A Constant Moth is an uncanny skill for arranging percussion and a chameleonic ability to jump between ideas and still sound comfortable, qualities that should take this still-maturing producer far.