Malibu Ken, the duo comprised of verbose hip hop mainstay Aesop Rock and abstract-fidelity analog-synth experimenter TOBACCO (Black Moth Super Rainbow) just shared a video for “Corn Maze,” an indelible anti-social anthem from their self-titled album (out January 18th on Rhymesayers).
The Rob Shaw-directed clip depicts Aesop in an insomniac daze where bizarre late night cartoons seem to become self-aware, which proves a sympathetic pairing with TOBACCO’s heady, distorted beats (watch below!). As a whole, the 10-song album exudes a creative synergy that exceeds expectations, as TOBACCO’s pseudo-futuristic production style provides an unpredictably infectious and sublime bedrock for Aesop’s meticulously detailed narratives. The collection is rounded out by nightmarish sleeve art by GUNSHO replete with die-cut gatefold LP’s & CD sleeves that include a pop-out Malibu Ken masks with elastic string.
Watch the video for “Corn Maze” below, and the first single “Acid King” here: https://bit.ly/AcidKingYT
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