Album Notes - Aesop Rock - Freedom Finger and The Snuts - Mixtape EP
This week we're taking a look at two shorter releases. One is something we've never done before, while the other is the first offering from a band that already has me excited for their future. Together the total number of songs between these two would almost qualify as a standard LP.
Aesop Rock - Freedom Finger (Music From the Game)
If you don't know Aesop Rock, you should. And bring a dictionary. Also, don't be confused by the second word of his name. It's hip hop. Freedom Finger is in fact the soundtrack to a video game. It contains three complete songs, three instrumental versions of those same songs, and four short pieces I assume serve as the real soundtrack to the actual game. Those tracks were likely conceived in the reverse order from which I just listed them since the project started as an instrumental effort that blossomed into fully-lyricized songs. Apparently Aesop Rock had something to say. Because of course he did. Freedom Finger isn't a full-fledged Aesop album, but if you know him, you'll love it, and if you don't, I recommend digging a little deeper.
The Snuts - Mixtape EP
I know next to nothing about this young Scottish quartet, including what a "snut" is. Urban Dictionary certainly provides plenty of possibilities. I think I can safely speak for all us when I say I hope it's the second entry. Mixtape EP is their debut, and while technically consisting of nine tracks, there are only five songs. All of which are highly enjoyable, most of which rock. I may not know what a snut is, but I like the way it sounds. Count me in as someone who is rooting for Snut world domination.