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Next week, Prefuse 73 kicks off a tour with the Gaslamp Killer as support. The opening act will be indie-pop duo VoicesVoices; their debut album, Origins, was produced by Prefuse and drops January 26 on Manimal Vinyl. VoicesVoices will also … Continue reading
For the next two weeks, Prefuse 73 will perform a few shows around the South, including some opening gigs for Tortoise. It ain’t much, but he plans to make up for this winter with a full-on tour featuring Dam-Funk and … Continue reading
Scott Herren has had a very busy season, releasing three albums in less than five months. Before he heads out for a European tour this summer (and a U.S. tour in the fall), he’ll complete the cycle with Prefuse 73’s … Continue reading
Scott Herren will release the next Prefuse 73 epic, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, through Warp Records on April 21. Much like his last Prefuse album, Preparations (and unlike much of his early Prefuse output), Herren won’t have any guests, … Continue reading
Adopting the guise of the electronic melody maker Prefuse 73, the ever-prolific Scott Herren releases Preparations, his second album of 2007. Continue reading
By most standards, Scott Herren has already had a great year. He dropped a new edition of his Savath & Savalas project, Golden Pollen, to favorable reviews; and has seen his glitch-hop style validated through mimicry by countless imitators. But the original is still one of the best, as they say. He’ll prove it on October 23 with Preparations, the latest chapter in his Prefuse 73 saga, and on an upcoming fall tour.
Herren’s travelmates on his international adventure will be Blank Blue, the new vocal project from DJ Nobody and singer Niki Randa. School of Seven Bells, which features vocalists Claudia and Alejandra Deheza and musicians Benjamin Curtis and James Elliott, will also open.
The U.S. tour dates are below.
Scott Herren is arguably one of the most influential producers of the past decade — if not necessarily in hip-hop (he’s got a lot of competition in that department), then most certainly in electronic music.
So why all the haterade? Perhaps because, over an 8-year career, he’s made a lot of music under many guises. Not all of it’s great, and some of it is pretty dismal (I particularly didn’t like Security Screenings). His predicament reminds me of J-Dilla, another prolific producer who drew a lot of criticism around 2001-2002. This was four years before he died and became deified by the hip-hop faithful. Hopefully Herren won’t have to die to get his props.
So here comes another Herren adventure, this time under his most successful pseudonym, Prefuse 73. Preparations, set for release on October 9 via Warp Records, arrives only five months after Golden Pollen, his recent album as Savath y Savalas. The man is currently planning a U.S. tour, but in the meantime here’s the track listing.