Aesop Rock Drops ‘Spirit World Field Guide’ Album

blame it on Shake November 13, 2020

Welcome to the Spirit World.

Four years after The Impossible Kid and nearly two after teaming up with producer Tobacco on Malibu Ken, Aesop Rock returns with the release of his eighth solo album, Spirit World Field Guide.

The collection, arguably the most expansive and ambitious work the gifted emcee (and producer… and illustrator… and, you get the point) has released to date, is a concept album of sorts; a guide to an upside-down world illustrated across 21 insightful chapters of firsthand know-how of the terrain, wildlife, and social customs of our parallel universe, rife with hallucinatory images of killer eels, magic spells, and people on the run, peppered among anecdotes, recipes, survival tips, warnings, maps, drawings, and more.

“If you are among the countless individuals who find themselves feeling both dead and alive at the same time, the info contained within may serve as an invaluable asset to your journey,” Aesop says. “Godspeed and good luck.”

  1. “Hello From The Spirit World”
  2. The Gates
  3. “Button Masher”
  4. “Dog At The Door”
  5. “Gauze”
  6. “Pizza Alley”
  7. “Crystal Sword”
  8. “Boot Soup”
  9. “Coveralls”
  10. “Jumping Coffin”
  11. “Holy Waterfall”
  12. “Flies”
  13. “Salt”
  14. “Sleeper Car”
  15. “1 to 10”
  16. “Attaboy”
  17. “Kodokushi”
  18. “Fixed and Dilated”
  19. “Side Quest”
  20. “Marble Cake”
  21. “The Four Winds”

Press play and explore Spirit World Field Guide wherever you get music.