The race between Aesop Rock and A Perfect Circle has been incredibly close in this week's poll. In the interest of encouraging that, because I personally find it cool to see, here's a little more from each of these guys - partially to help everybody make a decision, partially because I love them both.
With this track, Aes shows off his real skills as an alt-rapper in a way that hasn't really been shown by the relatively hyper-accessible tracks I've posted from him before. It's just a bit harder to envelop oneself in if you're unfamiliar with his work, but if you dig this track, you'll dig the whole album.
A Perfect Circle
This smooth, slow reflection on recovery and rebuilding is just too damn good. As is typical for APC, sparse, emotional guitars wind around Maynard's emotionally charged vocalizing to build an atmosphere and keep the track moving at an irresistable, though relaxed, pace.
That's it for the week, everybody! Enjoy your weekends! Vote if you haven't! See you on Monday with one of these two as the first post of the week.