Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
Record label: Warp
Genre(s): Indie, Electronic
It’s almost hard to believe that glitchy hip-hop was really being made before Guillermo Scott Herren started putting out records under the Prefuse 73 moniker. His 2003 opus, One Word Extinguisher, shot so far beyond the field that it seemed to paralyze even Herren himself, whose later works sounded similar but failed to capture the emotion and humanity. On Preparations, Herren furthers his vision, constructing his songs with renewed intent, but he has also largely settled into a palette of sounds -- which is great if you like it, repetitive if you don’t.The tie that binds the Prefuse records is vocal manipulation.
You’ve got to hand it to Prefuse 73. Wait … actually, you don’t. And he won’t care if you don’t. Really, it’s OK. After riding out a crest of turn-of-the-century hype, the Atlanta glitch-hop titan (with his many, many aliases, corresponding to slightly distinct personae, of which ….