Years of disturbingly vivid dreams are the impetus for many of Ben Butter’s artistic outputs. De Se is the musically ambitious soundtrack to the synaptic hallucinations and Zdzisław Beksiński-esque landscapes cultivated by Butter’s nighttime revelations. It’s a true clash of beauty and terror. The past couple of years have found Butter recovering from a near paralyzing bike crash and bouts with COVID-19, but this time has also allowed for reflection and work on new artistic projects including a handful of short stories and further work on a novel. Musically, Butter has been collecting basses, synths and drum machines in preparation for a new heavy project. How heavy a De Se show will be after two years away from the stage will be a surprise for all.