- Audio CD (Feb. 5 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Warp Records
- ASIN: B00005IBIA
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
|1. Radio Attack|
|3. Life/Death (with Mikah 9)|
|4. Smile In Your Face|
|5. Point To B|
|6. Five Minutes Away|
|7. Living Life (with Rec Eenter)|
|8. Eve Of Dextruct|
|9. Last Light (with Sam Prekop)|
|10. Cliche Intro|
|11. Back In Time|
|12. Hot Winter's Day|
|13. Blacklist (with MF Doom & Aesop Rock)|
|15. Afternoon Love-In|
|16. 7th Message|
I kept listening as we looked and it sounded like the radio was in between stations (radio, television, and shortwave?)!
I couldn't help but keep listening..... it was hip hop... rap.. samples..... commercials..metal guitar.....D&B... groove .... dub w/ a twist of dance hall?
on the way out I was so worked up I had to ask the counter guy
"WHo is That!!!???
Prefuse 73 vocal studies and uprock.
he said it again.
Now.... I'm 40 yr old black REPUBLICAN that remembers the begining of hip hop and knew it wasn't a fad in 1977.
Prefuse 73 is Glitch Hop and has to be the one night stand of Kraftwerk ,Art of Noise, yellow magic orchastra, publicand some of blackest most militant straight out of brooklyn public enemy with a pinch of KRS1 hip hop
Those homeless guys you see argueing and apologizing to themselves?.......... this is want their listening to!
I love it!!!! IT MAKES ME DRIVE FAST
That being said, this is a pretty inventive and terrific record. Rapping is different from singing because rhythm is emphasized in place of melody. This record takes that to an extreme, with very short vocal clips arranged in tight rhythmic patterns, sometimes sounding more like basslines or drums than vocals. Traditional MCing is used sparingly and to great effect. The music has a moody chill-out vibe, and the tracks flow together well. The sound is crisp and glitchy. I personally have never heard anything quite like it before, so I am not sure what to compare it too. Maybe some of the more informed reviewers can help you out there.
If you're interested in expanding your notion of organized sound, get this one. Fun fun fun.