Album Release Date: 11/13/20
Pre-orders expected to ship November 10th
-Any other items you purchase along with this pre-order will NOT ship until this ship date. If you need the other items sooner, please order them separately from this pre-order.
–If you’re ordering items from multiple different pre-orders, ALL items will be held until the latter of all pre-order ship dates, unless you place the pre-orders separately.
Pre-Order NOW and receive an instant digital download of the first single "The Gates" & "Pizza Alley"! Bundle with the other official Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide merch!
Vinyl packaging includes double ultra clear vinyl with direct-to-disc imprinted labels, 12” gatefold jacket, printed record sleeves, sticker sheet with 20 transparent kiss cut stickers and free digital download card.
CD packaging includes custom printed PVC plastic slipcase, 8-panel accordion insert, 4 sticker sheets for a total of 20 transparent kiss cut stickers and blue polycarbonate CD.
Cover Art by Justin "CORO" Kaufman
Downloads must be done on a computer.
"Be not afraid! Whether you’re simply sightseeing, enjoying temporary flights of fancy or considering a more permanent relocation, the all-new Spirit World Field Guide offers twenty-one insightful chapters of firsthand know-how into the terrain, wildlife, and social customs of our parallel universe. The narrator’s vast expertise of multiple global entry points and various modes of inter-dimensional transport informs a rich tapestry of tips, tricks and tools to unfailingly aid in your ultimate survival. 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. Godspeed and good luck."
Those are the words of the album’s narrator -- an attempt to prepare listeners, both old and new, for a safe entry into the Spirit World.
It’s been a long road for Aesop Rock to get here, releasing a steady stream of impressive albums, singles, and collaborative projects that have continued to invigorate, solidify and grow his diverse fan base, but he shows no signs of slowing down or deviating from his path, constantly pushing his creative limits. Last year saw the release of Malibu Ken, a joint effort featuring the psychedelic and trippy sounds of producer Tobacco, providing a different type of intrigue for Aesop's descriptive, compelling, and often humorous, writing. Then, he kicked 2020 off with a hard-driving single, "Rogue Wave", followed not long after by Freedom Finger, which found Aesop immersing himself in the video game world that the music was written and produced for. And this year still has a few exciting releases on the horizon yet, a 20-year anniversary vinyl release of his debut album, Float, and now his brand new album, Spirit World Field Guide.
Since his debut in the late nineties, Aesop Rock’s writing has been of the highest caliber, but one thing that has continually evolved is his near-flawless and diverse flow, now perfectly infused with his personality and a gift for visual imagery. On Spirit World Field Guide, characters, inanimate objects, and their surrounding environments vividly come to life as Aesop describes each passing moment throughout the album’s twenty-one chapters. Welcome to the Spirit World. Explore with intention.
- Hello From The Spirit World
- The Gates
- Button Masher
- Dog At The Door
- Pizza Alley
- Crystal Sword
- Boot Soup
- Jumping Coffin
- Holy Waterfall
- Sleeper Car
- 1 to 10
- Fixed and Dilated
- Side Quest
- Marble Cake
- The Four Winds