Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson has announced a new solo rap album as SID: ∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ (Sexcapades of the Hopeless Robotic), which arrives August 17th via the musician's own sidthe3rd Productions label. He's also unveiled "†He(c)U(R)e" ("The Cure"): a new track off the LP that finds Wilson bragging about his sexual conquests over an eerie, minimal beat featuring samples of – what else – moaning women. (A fair warning: those offended by proclamations like "French kiss that bitch/I finger her with my heavy metal grip" and "Assimilate legions of pussy/Nether regions" might want to skip out on this one.)
The accompanying performance clip is similarly unsettling, albeit in a trippier, more baffling sense; in the concluding scene, Wilson dons a dapper suit, a red-haired monster mask and black fedora, and proceeds to choke on his glass of red wine.
The follow-up to SID's eponymous 2011 EP, ∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ is a 19-track sci-fi inspired concept album following Wilson's rap alter-ego as he travels through the universe; the Slipknot member framed it on Facebook as a "a metaphoric creative representation of the heart and mind inside a body of work known as the artist "SID" (tHe aLieN kiNg). To that end, "†He ©U®e" encompasses much more than sexual braggadocio: rather, it's sexual braggadocio as experienced in SPACE.
"'†He©U®e' represents our hero SID's final straw with the human race," he says. "He has tried countless times to share what he calls '†He©U®e' with every being he has come into contact with and cared for. With zero success rate he is now seeing his bleak lonely future thru a series of time travels and quantum jumps using directional elements in their eco-system on an planet the hUM∆N∫ call 'Earth.'
Seeing how addictions play out within the hUM∆N∫, he soon realizes that he can't keep injecting this '©U®e' due to the adaptations that have occurred thru out their evolution's, and a tolerance to '†He©U®e' has began to develop deep inside the DNA of the hUM∆N∫. Will he find salvation elsewhere, or should he of stayed amongst the hUM∆N∫?"
Pre-orders for SID's ∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ are live now at this location. Read on for the album artwork and tracklisting.
SID - ∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ track listing:
02. "hØp∑∫∫ øßø¡"
03. "h∑ ø√∑ ¡N∫¡D∑"
04. "wH∑N ∫h∑ w∆k"
05. "ƒ∑Nh ß∑N∑ƒ¡∫"
06. "N∑∑D Ø ∫øP"
07. "ΩND∆ ∑∆N"
08. "ßøD ƒ∆D∑∫"
09. "µƒƒ ø√∑"
10. "gHØ∫ ßµ∫∑R"
11. "¡ ß∑ w∆¡¡Ng"
13. "gµN pØwD∑r"
16. "p∆N∫ Øƒƒ ¡N m µß∑"
17. "øµ w¡∫H"
18. "∫∑x R∆P"