P IS FOR PREFUSE 73

Strange name. Strange guy. Strange music.

From his own bio: Guillermo Scott Herren aka Prefuse 73 is set to release his first album in nearly two years, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, available worldwide April 14, 2009 on Warp Records. The album will be available in CD and digital formats. Ampexian’s first single, “Preparations Kids Choir” will also be available of the forthcoming EP, The Forest of Oversensitivity, due out Summer 2009 on Warp. There will also be a major announcement regarding Prefuse 73 Summer 2009 tour, shortly.

Guillermo Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73) is nothing if not proven. It’s hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS and Cornelius, not to mention his early collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles. These interactions have clearly helped to shape the evolving Prefuse 73 sonic aesthetic, which has expanded to include Herren’s twisted visions of prog-rock, “machine funk” and global psychedelia.

For Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, Herren rejected the idea of straight digital recording and instead went the much more intensive route of recording to analog Ampex tape, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians from the not-too-distant past. In addition to the recording process, Ampexian also differs in its composition, existing as a tapestry of tracks of varying lengths and moods, albeit with a remarkable linear flow and, of course, unmatched rhythmic bump.

From his 92 vs 02 EP:

Prefuse 73 – Desks Pencils Bottles  

Prefuse 73 – It Never Entered  

Prefuse 73 – When Irony Wears Thin  

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~ by acidted on October 30, 2009.

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