Photo by Jonathan Dueck

Three years in the making, Land of a Thousand Rappers: Vol 1, The Fall of the Pillars, will land on August 7, 2007 via Asthmatic Kitty’s new imprint for conceptual and electronic projects, Unusual Animals. Future Rapper, aka Asthmatic Kitty’s own employee of the month Michael Kaufmann, has collaborated with The Holy Fool, aka Wayne S. Feldman, and the Queen of Soft, aka Liz Janes, as well as Papa Alabaster, aka producer Ero Gray, to construct a thickly layered avant hip hop album that integrates the vernacular of email spam with classic mythological themes of friendship, betrayal, and colony collapse disorder.

Expect more information, including downloadable MP3s, photos, and a powerpoint lecture tour schedule in the coming weeks.   Click here for the album’s webpage.