Strangely enough, over the past couple of days I’ve been focusing on a number of mainstay artists — and if you’ve been frequenting this site you’ve likely come across several posts featuring Tobacco. Best known as the frontman of renowned indie act, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tobacco has developed a reputation as a solo artist, who crafts abrasive yet anthemic electronic music and although his sound sort of channel the likes of Daft Punk, The Black Keys, Kraftwerk and Boys Noize, it manages to do so from some industrial, dystopian and fucked up future in which rusty and forgotten machinery and instruments mash and grind to a half.
Sweatbox Dynasty, the long-awaited follow-up to Ultima II Massage was released earlier this year and you may remember that I wrote about Sweatbox Dynasty’s first two singles “Gods In Heat,” and “Human Om” and while furthering his burgeoning reputation for scuzzy and abrasive electronic music; however, just underneath the murky surface of both singles, there’s a breezy and dreamy melodicism that adds a strange sense of calm, as well as a darkly mischievous sense of humor. And the album’s third and latest single “Dimensional Hum” continues on a similar vein as the album’s preceding singles as a gorgeously, twinkling synth melody floats over layers of buzzing and grinding synths while vocals fed through vocoders and distortion slash and burn through some of the muck and grime.
Adding to the grimy, almost low-budget feel of the song, the recently released music video follows an escaped prisoner as he skareboards to freedom with a cheap, Halloween-themed wig as a disguise.