29-TRACK OPUS ARRIVES MID-APRIL
Guillermo Scott Herren aka Prefuse 73 is set to release his first album in nearly two years, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, available worldwide April 14, 2009 on Warp Records. The album will be available in CD and digital formats. Ampexian's first single, "Preparations Kids Choir," is currently available as an MP3 stream at RCRD LBL. The track will also be available on his forthcoming EP, The Forest of Oversensitivity, due out Summer 2009 on Warp. There will also be a major announcement regarding Prefuse 73's summer 2009 tour shortly.
Herren is nothing if not proven. In the past year alone, Prefuse 73 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 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 linear flow and rhythmic bump.
Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian will also mark the beginning of three-album release cycle for Herren, as he will release two other efforts in Spring 2009 under his various monikers. He follows Ampexian with his newly minted Diamond Watch Wrists's (featuring Zach Hill from Hella) Ice Capped at Both Ends LP also via Warp in April. Then in May, Herren will follow up with a new Savath y Savalas release, La Lama, on Stones Throw.
Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian Track Listing:
1. Periodic Measurements of Infrequent Smiles
2. Hairy Faces (stress)
3. Parachute Panador
6. Half up Front
7. Sexual Fantasy Scale
8. DEC. Machine Funk all ERA's
9. Get em High
10. Ampexian Tribe of a Lesser Time
11. When is a good time?
12. Fountains of Spring
13. Whipcream Eyepatch
15. Rubber Stems
16. Oh is it
17. Four Reels Collide
18. Fringertip Trajectories
19. Violent Bathroom Exchange
20. Natures Uplifting Revenge
22. Simple Loop Choir
23. No Lights Still Rock - Feat. Dimlite
24. Gaslamp Killer Feedback Text
25. Digan Lo
26. Preperation's Kids Choir
27. Pitch Pipe
28. Periodic Measurements of Infrequent Frowns
29. Formal Dedications