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Tobacco
Maniac Meat - Anticon
FILTER Grade: 80%

By Bernardo Rondeau on May 14, 2010

 

Tobacco

Black Moth Super Rainbow mastermind Tobacco lives in an electric fog. On his second Anticon solo disc, melted melotrons and tingly synths slither over tufts of vocoder fuzz and a slo-mo shuffle-thump. Not much has changed; it’s just been both fortified and demented, buzzsaw harsh and woozily intergalactic. Beck shows up twice—piecing together a jigsaw rap in the fleeting “Fresh Hex” and singing wispy incantations throughout “Grape Aerosmith”—but he barely registers. He doesn’t need to. BERNARDO RONDEAU

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