The Uncluded - Earthquake
Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson are The Uncluded.
You know Aes from his illustrious Indie Hip Hop career with Def Jux and Rhymesayers, and you may know Kimya from her work as part of The Moldy Peaches or her contributions to the soundtrack for the film Juno. (You know that song Ellen Paige and the nerdy kid who always plays the same character in all his movies play as a duet before the credits roll? Yeah, that’s hers.)
To be honest, I was a little apprehensive upon hearing news of this collaboration. Apprehensive, but hopeful because, again, to be honest, I love almost everything Aesop Rock has ever created. And Kimya contributed vocals to a song on Skelethon and it was a dope track.
Upon hearing this song, and seeing this video my doubts have been silenced. It is definitely NOT what I expected, but I think I like it even more because of that. An unlikely pairing may turn out to be one of the most creative and unique musical combos in a while.
AR has been a busy man the past couple of years and I’m starting to think this creative tangent that he’s been on has been for the better. The beats for Felt 3 were dope, Hail Mary Mallon was awesome, Skelethon was incredible, and now The Uncluded may sneak into our hearts.
“So it goes…”
I’m excited for this. I’ll be pre-ordering once I’m not broke.