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Tag Archives: Warp
GonjaSufi, A Sufi and a Killer Warp A Sufi and a Killer opens with “Rebirth,” an extended loop of a Native American ceremony, with totem drums pounding as voices cry to its rhythm. GonjaSufi dreams of being a “Sheep” and … Continue reading
The Low End Theory scene in Los Angeles has produced a lot of new artists and sounds in recent months, some of it outstanding and, unfortunately, much of it derivative and mediocre. Then there’s Gonjasufi. First appearing on the 2007 … Continue reading
Warp Records has scheduled Hudson Mohawke’s debut album, Butter, for release on October 13 (October 12 in the UK). Dam-Funk makes an appearance, as do Nadsroic (from HudMo’s LuckyMe camp) and Olivier Daysoul. You can download a teaser MP3, “Rising … 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
Guillermo Scott Herren, best known for his work as Prefuse 73 and Savath y Savalas, has formed a new project with drummer/producer Zach Hill, drummer for avant-noise group Hella and producer for Marnie Stern, Cex and others. The group is … 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
From today, December 15 until December 24, Warp Records is offering a free download via its MP3 site, Bleep.com. Titled Bleep Loves…Labels, the 11 track collection features contributions from new signee Hudson Mohawke, 4 Hero side project Visioneers, rising downtempo … Continue reading
Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke has a new EP coming out January 19 on Warp Records titled Polyfolk Dance. It prefaces a full-length debut scheduled for later in the year. Though friends with the celebrated Flying Lotus, Mohawke’s steez is slightly … Continue reading
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.