Prefuse 73, the beat-making moniker for the innovative and prolific producer Guillermo S. Herren, is set to release his new album Sacrifices (Lex Records) this month. Today he shares the new single, “Silver And Gold” which features vocalist James Tillman.
Prefuse 73 has long been distinguished for an unparalleled ability to merge the manic to the melodic, treating head-bobbing hip-hop productions to prismatic editing techniques while retaining a hummable, evocative consonance. His trailblazing early albums altered the course of underground music and influenced the paths of countless artists, though few could emulate his uncanny skill for evoking urgency via virtuosity. But Sacrifices presents new terrain for the enigmatic Herren, a reinvigorated progenitor unafraid to swap his trademark freneticism for patient sonic pointillism, casting his penchant for beat making in an atmospheric new light.