Underground hip hop pioneer Aesop Rock’s original score to the forthcoming film Bushwick. His first ever film score, Bushwick-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a mind-bending collection of instrumental tracks providing an exhilarating beat-heavy backdrop to the Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott directed thriller. Produced by Aesop Rock, the tracks also feature contributions on synth and guitar by Grimace Foundation.
The film tells the story of twenty-year-old Lucy (Brittany Snow), who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find that her neighborhood is under attack by black-clad military soldiers. An ex-Marine corpsman, Stupe (Dave Bautista), reluctantly helps her fight for survival through a civil war, as Texas attempts to secede from the United States of America. Lakeshore Records will release Bushwick
ent album The Impossible Kid.
Says Aesop: “This entire project maintained a pretty smooth momentum from start to finish. This was my first foray into working on a feature film, and this team was helpful the entire way—even in my moments of self-doubt. I’m extremely excited to have been a part of ‘Bushwick.’”
Say Murnion and Milott: “We were beyond excited and amazed to have a chance to work with Aesop Rock on the score for Bushwick! We've been fans of his since Music for Earthworms. Labor Days is one of our all time favorite records. Bazooka Tooth, None Shall Pass and Skelethon are each so special. And we loved the Hail Mary Mallon project he worked on with Rob Sonic and Big Wiz - (we listened to the instrumentals of Bestiary on repeat while we've been prepping to shoot Bushwick). Aesop keeps blowing us away with his dense, next level lyrics but we were equally impressed by the beats and sounds he creates for each new record. Which is why when we were thinking of someone to score Bushwick we immediately thought of asking him if he'd want to work with us on our passion project. Aesop grew up in Long Island and had lived in Bushwick, so he immediately connected to the concept and the characters. He has created a score that sets the tone for the whole film as 'Corner Store' kicks in as we fly up over Coney Island in the opening credits. The score is gritty, emotional, unnerving and triumphant, taking us on a journey as we weave through the streets of Brooklyn.
Bushwick is a production of XYZ Films, Bullet Pictures and Mensch Productions. The film screened at Sundance in January and in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes in May.
released August 25, 2017
All songs produced by Aesop Rock (I. Bavitz for 21 Bazooka Salute - SESAC)
All songs mixed by Joey Raia
Guitar and Synth by Grimace Federation on 1/2/3/4/5/6/8/9/10/11/12/13/14
Aesop Rock appears courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment, LLC
Thank you to: Jonathan Milott/Cary Murnion/XYZ Films/Lakeshore Records, UTA/Joey Raia/Grimace Federation/Rhymesayers Entertainment, and the entire cast and crew of Bushwick
Supercell: Organ by Grimace Federation, taken from the album The Impossible Kid/Courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment
Executive Album Producers for Lakeshore Records: Skip Williamson and Brian McNelis
Director of A&R: Eric Craig
Art Director and Design/A&R: John Bergin
Mastered by: DNA Mastering/Glendale, CA
Special Thanks: Lynn Hobensack and Don Smith
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As someone who loves Synthwave and has just recently started falling down the hip hop rabbit hole, this album is Amazing! SOS really showcases Aes's vocab and provides thoughtful commentary while TOBACCO's synths are sick throughout the entire album. trishula55