Demon Queen Exorcise Tape

Demon Queen Exorcise Tape
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It could be argued that everything Tobacco created over the past decade has been done with tongue firmly placed in cheek. In fact, Eating Us (his 2009 album from Black Moth Super Rainbow) was dismissed because of its straight-faced production, courtesy of Dave Fridmann. Therefore, it's understandable that Exorcise Tape, the debut from his latest project, Demon Queen, would lend itself to a certain degree of impish genre bending. Released as a collaboration with electro upstart Zackey Force Funk, Demon Queen's 11-track LP filters modern R&B and hip-hop through pre-digital effects, beaten-down synth-lines and warped melodies. Force Funk does his best sexual deviant impression on "Lamborghini Meltdown," "El Camino" and "Pussay Pussay," while Tobacco cracks thin drum breaks under waves of bushy bass. Filling the album with N.W.A. references, guest raps from Zackey's Machina Muerte compadres and countless references to tits and ass, Exorcise Taps manages to recycle musical puns and then proceeds to endlessly check back in with you to see if you still "get it." (Rad Cult)