Aesop Rock “Fast Cars, Danger, Fire & Knives” LP February ‘05 “What’s a troop’s recipe for treacherous times? I tell ‘em fast cars, danger, fire and knives …” The legion of fans that follow Aesop Rock's every move is ever growing, and next year's 'Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives' EP should win over more to the tribe. The eclectic rhyme-sayer who burst onto the radar with his first album Float, raised the stakes with his universally acclaimed Definitive Jux debut Labor Days, followed it up with the anthemic EP Daylight, and cemented his place as a star in progressive hip-hop with the epic 2003 LP Bazooka Tooth, now drops his most Dangerous and playful project ever with the EP ‘Fast Cars, Danger, Fire & Knives.’ Perfectly straddling the divide between artistic progression and NYC grit, Aesop has constantly evolved over his career, with each release strengthening his song craft and production while continuing to collaborate masterfully with his main-man Blockhead & other brethren.
The release of ‘Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives' sees Aesop at the peak of his creativity. A CD only EP release, the packaging will be a match for the music. The first 20,000 copies will include "The Living Human Curiosity Sideshow", a perfect-bound 80-page book of lyrics spanning his career along with new artwork and photos, committing Aesop's stunning use of language to paper for the first time. If rappers are the new writers, Aesop is a hip-hop laureate that the whole world will finally now be able to testify to. “It’s tough to legislate when scum tongue down a dinner plate of booze, coke, heroin… I bite the hand that feeds, chew the steak and spit the knuckles back. Stitch him up and give him dap before his brothers rubberneck..”
If you have listened to The Moldy Peaches or to any of Kimya Dawson's first three solo albums (i'm sorry that sometimes i'm mean, knock-knock who?, and my cute fiend sweet princess) you will be familiar with her beautiful use of cassette four track to achieve an intimate sense of solitude. These home recordings make it feel as though you have a friend there with you whispering in your ear. And you do. Kimya is your friend.