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Tobacco Take a gander at some new and old beats.

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Original Photo: Spin Magazine

Tom Fec aka Tobacco has made a name for himself as the artiste du jour for the likes of Trent Reznor, who had Tobacco open recent Nine Inch Nails shows, Beck, Anti Pop Consortium, and a slew of beat artists and musicians that dot the radars of anyone with an inkling towards (good) music.

Today’s release of new material seen below in the track Eye Punch, also marks the release of Ripe and Majestic, a collection of unreleased material and instrumental rarities.

Ripe and Majestic as a project is a celebration of Fec’s reputation and aural work that finds its roots in his time as the frontman of Psych-Rock mavens Black Moth Super Rainbow pushed ever forward by the psychedelia of drugged out Moog’s and synth pads.

There is a sense of familiarity for some of the tracks here as some are drawn and expanded versions of his remix work for artists and tracks such as Piss Vader originally used in the remix for Panic Shopper by Restiform Bodies (and my initial introduction to Fec’s work) and more recent affairs such Sassy Ministries originally used by Beans in Cemetery Wind. The latter track of which shows some of his maturation and historical love for music — the track harkens back to a Ramo/Beat Street/Herbie Hancock sound from the early 80’s while maintaining a future forward sensibility for today’s synth heads. The collection as a whole sees Fec like a sonic Cobra Commander being introduced to the spores of Cobra-La and thus filtering himself and expanding upon rare work while inflecting touches of new.

All in all this is a very solid effort… for fans of Fec and his work, it’s a must listen… for those that are just being introduced… (especially the grown up adults who grew up to the Adult Swim beats)… hold your breath, spark that joint, watch that dose and dive into the sonic deep end.

For more information and a track listing:

TOBACCO | Twitter |Facebook | Label / Official Site| Order the Daddy Majestic Mask | Order Ripe and Majestic

Ripe & Majestic (Instrumental Rarities & Unreleased Beats) out Aug. 25 on Rad Cult

01 Spirits of Perversion
used for the intro on the Fucked Up Friends 2 BluRay/DVD, 2010

02 Wig Blows Off
from the first Fucked Up Friends DVD, 2007

03 Slaughtered by the Amway Guy
originally used in the remix for “Get Lite” by Antipop Consortium, 2009

04 Higher Kind of Thing
originally used in the remix for “Your Life Your Call” by Junip, 2013

05 Piss Vader
originally used in the remix for “Panic Shopper” by Restiform Bodies, 2008

06 Awesome Shitty Body
from an unreleased project, 2010

07 1-900-900-900
Maniac Meat outtake, 2010

08 Grape Aerosmith (Original Mix ft Beck)
Beck’s original vocal mix that was edited and rearranged for Maniac Meat, 2010

09 Lawn Care Service
random outtake, 2012

10 Out the Dunes
random outtake, 2017

11 Got Wet in the Bomb Shelter
written for a cancelled movie project, 2011

12 Old Man Kid
originally used in the remix for “Probotector” by The Red Falcon Projects, 2013

13 Ming Julio
originally used in the remix for “Videostore” by Principles of Geometry, 2014

14 Octogram
from the first Fucked Up Friends  DVD, 2007

15 Feels Like Nothing
originally used in the remix for “Battlefields” by Sole & The Skyrider Band, 2009

16 Sassy Ministries
originally used as the instrumental for “Cemetery Wind” by Beans, 2017

17 Prowler Champ
Maniac Meat outtake, 2010

18 Eye Punch
random outtake, 2011

19 Pube Zone
originally used in the remix for “Voice Yr Choice” by The Go! Team and appears on the Fucked Up Friends 2 BluRay/DVD, 2010, 2011

20 Refbatch
originally used in the remix for “Cataract” by Dirty Ghosts, 2015

21 Hick School
random outtake, 2015

22 Usual Stallion
originally used as the instrumental for “Glass Coffins” by Beans, 2011

23 Washed
originally used as a remiagining of “Emerald Building” by Dorosoto, 2009

24 Moss Mouth
from the first Fucked Up Friends DVD, 2007