TOBACCO, Fucked Up Friends
Fucked Up Friends, the debut release from Tobacco, bursts with a heavy haze. Tobacco is the solo project of Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tom Fec, and although he borrows from that group's psych-synth sound, Friends is much more tweaked-out sounding and pounding. In ways it's indebted to the instrumental glitch-hop of Prefuse 73 and Flying Lotus, but Fec takes it down an even more mechanical path. Heavy clicks, deep dark synths — this album manages to be both sinister and fun.