Aesop Rock has just shared a video for “All City Nerve Map,” yet another fierce standout from his recently released and universally acclaimed new solo album Integrated Tech Solutions. In keeping with his ever-intensifying DIY aesthetic the video for the self-produced song is also self-directed and edited, depicting a blurred out Aesop rhyming in the husk of an abandoned house, a context that intensifies the effect of the track’s grimy psychedelia. In keeping with similar previous releases, the album’s fictional corporate namesake (not a cult) was compelled to offer an official statement on the release: “People outside the ITS ecosystem often ask – ‘What does ITS™ actually do?’ and ‘What will I be able to do with ITS that I couldn’t do myself?’ Our answer is always the same: ‘All type of shit’™”
Largely self-produced Integrated Tech Solutions is Aesop Rock at his leanest and most innovative, with features ranging from billy woods, Hanni El Khatib, Rob Sonic, Nikki Jean, and Lealani amid a streamlined psychedelic production style. “All City Nerve Map” joins a broad and diverse catalog of visuals tied to the project, preceded by “Kyanite Toothpick (ft. Hanni El Khatib),” “Infinity Fill Goose Down,” “By The River,” and the album’s inadvertent mission statement “Mindful Solutionism,” which charts humanity’s progress from the wheel to modern agriculture before taking a misguided hairpin turn into atomic bombs, cigarettes, and surveillance cameras.