If you’ve seen Balam Acab live in the last year and a half or so since the Pennsylvania bedroom beatmaker first started making waves with the masterful, hypnotic natural ambience of Wonder/Wander, you know Alec Koone’s probably the nerdiest dude in the ambient/trance-y game. All that makes his newest offering, one-off single “Ass Pop,” doubly surprising – one, we couldn’t find any nature sounds, and two, when you ask us to conjure up a mental image of someone who would produce a song called “Ass Pop,” we’d sketch a lot more champagne and cigars (not to mention studio space) than Koone probably has on hand. Despite its randomness (and shortness), it’s an enjoyable, title-appropriate listen. Someone rap over it please? A$AP?
New Balam Acab: Ass Pop
As a response to a huge leak of new material last week.
He released the song to radio last week, now it’s surfaced online.
Raekwon, Killer Mike, Pusha T, Danny Brown, YG, Action Bronson, Young Thug, and more show up.
He also makes a quick cameo as a detective.
“Bubs” is a collaboration with PC Music’s A.G. Cook.