Tickle Torture: “Together Again”
Sex-funk provocateur Tickle Toture has a brand new single coming out this weekend. For the uninitiated Tickle Torture is the solo project of Sleeping in the Aviary’s Elliott Kozel. Kozel creates R-rated R&B infused pop/funk along the lines of the purple one, and he’s really quite good at it. The new single is entitled “Together Again,” and will be officially released this Saturday at Tickle Torture’s show that night at CAUSE. What’s most notable about the new single isn’t its libidinous obsession (which if you have heard Tickle Torture’s music at all you would expect). It’s the fact that in this case Kozel is joined by local music darling Caroline Smith (of Goodnight Sleeps fame) who is credited with “backup vocals and *fake* orgasm sounds.” I couldn’t quite hear the orgasm sounds (trust me, I tried) but since the entire song sounds a bit like one long, tuneful orgasm, it doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t there. Have a listen and you will see what I mean.
— Jon Behm