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Scott Herren reminds of his subtle genius on Sacrifices, a 17 track suite catching the Prefuse 73 sound in flux between his signature, off-centre hip hop beats, scrambled interludes and some beautifully minimalist moments.
It’s only just occurred to us that, in name at the very least, Prefuse 73 shares something in common with Oneohtrix Point Never, while on another level their similarities come thru strongly in the jazz-fusion styled melodic charm and proggy harmonic intricacy of ‘Sacrifices’, and perhaps most explicitly in their mutual AM/FM inspirations and predilection for obscure samples. Of course there are certain obvious differences between the two, but we urge any fan of either artist to dip in and see what we mean. You may be very pleasantly surprised...
“Following his detour into fractured, kaleidoscopic hip-hop with Fudge (the duo he formed with wunderkind rapper Michael Christmas), Herren has become increasingly interested in injecting a sense of space into his characteristically complex productions. The resultant 17-track collection is akin to watching an old photograph deteriorate in one’s hands, as otherwise dense beats disintegrate into airy expanses of emotionally resonant electronics. Its effect is not unlike attempting to recall a murky memory of a dream of Herren’s earliest works, imbibed with an increased interest in the subtlety of modern minimalism.”