Aesop Rock has returned with his first solo album in four years, Spirit World Field Guide.
The rapper goes at it on his own throughout the hefty 21-track effort, which follows his 2019 collaborative project with Tobacco, Malibu Ken. Per a press release, Spirit World Field Guide offers listeners “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 information contained within may serve as an invaluable asset to your journey,” Aesop added. “Godspeed and good luck.”
Aesop Rock first teased Spirit World Field Guide with the singles “The Gates” and “Pizza Alley.” Stream the new album below: