Prefuse 73 / Prefuse 73 Reads the Books
Album: Prefuse 73 Reads the Books   Collection:General
Artist:Prefuse 73   Added:Jul 2005
Label:Warp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-31 Pull Date: 2005-10-02 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Oct 2 Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 4 4 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 18, 2006: Deep in the Groove
Pagina Dos
4. Sep 12, 2005: Plastic Fantastic Lover
Pagina Ocho
2. Oct 06, 2005: Trip Over Zero
Pagina Cinco
5. Sep 08, 2005: Trip Over Zero
Pagina Dos
3. Sep 26, 2005: Plastic Fantastic Lover
Pagina Ocho
6. Sep 01, 2005: Trip Over Zero
Pagina Cinco

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2005-07-30
Prefuse 73 (Scott Herren), glitchy instrumental hip-hop producer turned indie superstar, remixes and reinterprets folk-tronica indie darlings The Books (most of the source material from their album Lemon of Pink).

The result: The Books’ banjo, strings, folksy cut-up/collage aesthetic in a textured, complex (but well-organized), head-nodding Prefuse 73 glitch-hop framework.

I‘m a big Prefuse 73 fan (well, his older stuff) and a big Books fan... so why is this boring?!? I by no means think this is "bad", it just fell short of my (high) expectations. But my own opinions aside, maybe you will like this better than me...? Certainly worth a listen.

Favorite Tracks: 2, 5
Quiet FCC on Track 6

- Captain Dee, July 2005

1. Short intro (0:09)
*2. This was featured on the new Prefuse album (Surrounded by Silence). Snappy beat, banjo-strumming loop, breathy vocal texture. Nice groove here. (2:30)
3. Audio collage (esp. the intro) vibe. Loopy off-kilter melody, sampled Spanish, guitar fuzz, hollow bangs. (2:35)
4. Interlude. Blippy, high-pitched noise over quiet pulsing banjo/strings. (0:56)
*5. Now we’re talking. Plodding, slow hip-hop beat. Blues-y banjo riffs, cut-up strings melody. Strikes me as a soundtrack for early century railroad construction or something. (5:20)
6. FCC: Almost indecipherable "fucking" at 2:17. Wooden/clapping beat, metallic clangs, layers of noise fuzz and oooh-ing vocal texture. (5:00)
7. Snare-heavy beat, clashing (almost off-key) melody. Drone-y. (2:31)
8. Same patchwork, fuzzy aesthetic. This time, full, crooning female vocals. Very dream-y vibe. (3:50)

Track Listing
1. Pagina Uno. Introduccion   5. Pagina Cinco
2. Pagina Dos   6. Pagina Seis
3. Pagina Tres   7. Pagina Siete
4. Pagina Cuatro   8. Pagina Ocho