Tobacco - Ultima II Massage CD

Tobacco - Ultima II Massage CDTobacco
Label: Ghostly International
Year: 2014
Price: $14.95
Format: CD

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CD comes in 6 panel digipak with spot gloss.

On his third album, the Pennsylvania snake-synth-charmer deepens his approach to aural depravity. Ultima II Massage widens a jagged swath through the dude's own weird catalog, each disparate track damaged to the point of contributing to some sort of greater, lurching Frankenstein-like state. ''I spent a lot of time breaking it in all the right places,'' says TOBACCO. ''It ends up making the whole thing breathe -- sometimes gasp for air. It feels more alive.''

Immediately after finishing 2010's Maniac Meat, he went to work on the beat-addled series begun with Fucked Up Friends in 2008. There were notable breaks en route to now -- a surprising commission to remix White Zombie's ''Thunder Kiss '65,'' a new BMSR record (Cobra Juicy), and producing Demon Queen's Exorcise Tape with vocalist Zackey Force Funk -- but he saved the worst for last, amassing the most misanthropic material for Ultima. To wit, SPIN dubbed early share ''Lipstick Destroyer'' a ''junkyard takedown of Daft Punk's beloved, pristine electro.'' TOBACCO explains his modified approach: ''I wanted to push each song just enough, so that even when the album's at its wildest, it's something you can zone out to. It feels like a definitive end to a concept I've been trying to perfect forever. Maniac Meat was linear. This time I wanted to do a lot of different things and have them come together as one meditative piece. At least for myself.''

Breathtaking, atmospheric beats in a similar fashion as Chrome Canyon or Amon Tobin from the beatsmith that used to be on Anticon. The spectacular flowing drums, awesome keys, singing sythns and samples will blow your ears off ''Father Sister Berzerker''. These tracks are so dirty and grimy with the dopest pace on the drums. Take ''The Touch From Within'' for example. I love how he let's the synths breath and the drums relax to the point where it feels like the track is slowly oozing out of the speakers like some radioactive sludge. Original beats that will make you say damn!!!

1.Streaker (feat. Notrabel)
2.Good Complexion
3.Video Warning Attempts
4.Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)
5.Lipstick Destroyer
6.Self Tanner
7.Face Breakout
8.Blow Your Heart
9.Beast Sting
11.Creaming for Beginners
12.Omen Classic
13.Pool City, McKnight Road
15.Father Sister Berzerker
16.The Touch From Within

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