Vinyl packaging includes 12” gatefold jacket with matte uv + spot gloss finish, recycled & randomly colored double vinyl, garbage bag record sleeves and free digital download card.
CD Packaging: Plastic garbage bag wrap with garbage scented scratch and sniff sticker housing 6-panel digi-pak with spot gloss finish and CD.
Cassette packaging includes plastic shell, full color printed 6-panel j-card and green color cartridge with 2-color imprint.
After over 20 years of collaboration, which also birthed Aesop’s two most popular songs to date (“Daylight” and “None Shall Pass”), Garbologyis the first Aesop Rock album fully produced by Blockhead.
Garbologycame together over the course of the pandemic, as well as in the midst of Aesop processing the loss of a close friend in January of 2020, resulting in a period of time of feeling uncreative. Looking back, Aesop recalls, “The world got real weird during those months. I knew at some point I had to get back to making something. Make a beat. Draw a picture. Write. Just go. But the idea of making a beat felt like math homework, and drawing is just so hard. Writing is hard too, but at some point I had to pick one.”
With writing as the chosen path, Aesop hit up Blockhead to send over some beats. At the beginning there wasn’t a plan for an album, or any particular plan beyond creating some songs. However, it didn’t take long for one song to become a few, then a handful, until finally an album was born.