Prefuse 73

Listen: New Prefuse 73 “Basinskitarian”

Apr 13, 2018

Producer Guillermo S. Herren has been making complex and captivating electronic beats as Prefuse 73 for years. Herren has resurfaced to announce his first solo album in three yearsSacrifices, set for release on May 25 via Lex Records. "Basisnskitarian" (someone who only listens to William Basinski?) is the first single from the new album and is challenging and rewarding, in classic Prefuse 73 form.

Here's some context for the new album: "Following a detour into fractured, kaleidoscopic hip-hop on recent releases, Herren has become increasingly interested in injecting a sense of space into his characteristically complex productions. The resultant 17-track collection is akin to watching an old photograph deteriorate in one's hands, as otherwise dense beats dissipate into airy expanses of emotionally resonant electronics. Its effect is not unlike attempting to recall a murky memory of a dream of Herren's earliest works, imbibed with the subtlety of modern minimalism....Sacrifices presents new terrain for the enigmatic Herren, a reinvigorated progenitor unafraid to swap his trademark freneticism for patient sonic pointillism, casting his penchant for beat making in an atmospheric new light."

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