What's Hot
MOST READ
What's Going On

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Orlando Daily Deals powered by ReferLocal

OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email

Music

‘Ultima II Massage” is caked thick with Tobacco’s fucked touch

Album review: Tobacco’s ‘Ultima II Massage”

Photo: , License: N/A


Tobacco
Ultima II Massage
Ghostly International
★★★★ (out of 5 stars)

Tobacco’s solo work, with all its hard cuts and impact force, has always been more visceral than Black Moth Super Rainbow. And, though this long-awaited third LP isn’t as focused as his last (2010’s Maniac Meat), it’s caked thick with Tobacco’s fucked touch. He again blisters, corrodes and subverts an otherwise vibrant beat and pop sensibility and somehow emerges brighter. Turning psychedelia further on its head, these songs, instead of tripping long, achieve orbit in bursts of punk-rock duration. The best include the blared cyborg hip-hop of “Streaker (feat. Notrabel),” the tunneling planetarium voyage of “Good Complexion,” the robo-fried disco of “Lipstick Destroyer” and “Blow Your Heart,” which rocks like a rusty blender chopping up old Michael Jackson and Jan Hammer cassettes.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus