This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
Boomkat Product Review:
First album project for the 05' from Mr Scott Heron is here. (Please excuse the extended review, there's much to absorb here). 'Surrounded By Silence' (with the ill bad sex cover art) is another in Pre's personal self produced mind mixtape albums, mixtape as metaphor but each Prefuse album to date has felt like just that - makin' beats for life.... this time straight outta New York city. The album title (and some track names) suggest pointed social and political commentary added to the Prefuse 73 formula for strictly snappin' necks. 'SBS' is also a 21 trak sixty minute myriad style-bomb-clusta sucked through Prefuse's filterbanks with special guest flavour including hip hop heavyweights El-P, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killah, GZA, Camu Tao, Aesop Rock, Beans and more suprisingly Melodic's Pedro, Broadcast, NYC's The Books aka Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong and Kazu Makino from 4AD's Blonde Redhead. In addition to the still warm 'Hideyaface' the instant hip hop track to snaffle is 'Now You're Leaving' with Camu Tao - hyped Freestyle Fellowship inspired crazed rhymestyle with a killer rustic production shuffle. Prefuse's love of the jazz is in place on the crisp bouncin' vibraphone fuelled 'Expressing Views Is Obviously Illegal' and the lushed out modal electric piano chords gliding through the exit point of the beatbox cut 'Ty Versus Detchibe'. The sublime beauty of 'Appropa't' is re-ignited with 'Pastel Assasins', Claudia & Alejandra Deheza sounding not unlike Laetatia Sadier and the late Mary Hansen of Stereolab. La Correcio, Scott's collaboration with Nobody, drops a treat on 'Exchange' - just what you hoped these beat makers would deliver. The Blond Redhead joint 'We Go Our Own Way' is another highlight -lifted with splashes of acoustic drumming and Kazu's lovely voice that to these ears bring to mind Dani Siciliano and Roisin Murphy. The much discussed collaboration with New York's plunderphonic duo 'The Books' is just amazing. 'Pagina Dos' is like Prefuse jamming with the Beach Boys and John Fahey with altered vocal harmonics seeming to be inspired by Windowlicker. Later this year, like 'One Word Extinguisher/Extinguished' we are promised a sequel which will hopefully feature some of the Diplo hookup's.... then later still the political 'Piano Overlord' full length for Money Studies/Chocolate Industries. Plus did I hear right that the next Savath album will feature brazillian music god Jorge Ben? I'm trippin'. For the here and now pick up 'Surrounded By Silence' you will not be dissapointed.