PREFUSE 73 with GASLAMP KILLER and VOICES VOICES at the Crofoot Ballroom

SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2010
doors at 8PM
tickets: $15 in advance (buy tickets)

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Guillermo Scott Herren (aka PREFUSE 73) is nothing if not proven. It s hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS and Cornelius, not to mention his early collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles. These interactions have clearly helped to shape the evolving Prefuse 73 sonic aesthetic, which has expanded to include Herren's twisted visions of prog-rock, "machine funk" and global psychedelia. For Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, Herren rejected the idea of straight digital recording and instead went the much more intensive route of recording to analog Ampex tape, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians from the not-too-distant past. In addition to the recording process, Ampexian also differs in its composition, existing as a tapestry of tracks of varying lengths and moods, albeit with a remarkable linear flow and, of course, unmatched rhythmic bump. From the drum machine prog of "Parachute Panador" to the driving noise jam "Violent Bathroom Exchange", it s easy to deduce that Prefuse 73 is comfortably stretching out musically. "Nature s Uplifting Revenge" sounds as if broadcast from from a pirate radio station equally enamored with Animal Collective and J Dilla, while "Simple Loop Choir" is anything but simple...an expansive roboballad, featuring a vocoded chorus of Herren s voice and clouds of analog debris.

With GASLAMP KILLER and VOICES VOICES.

 

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