Prefuse 73: Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
Guillermo Scott Heron, aka Prefuse 73, has got stick in the past for creating overly complicated glitch; tricksy beats and hip hop samples stitched tightly into one big, incoherent clump. This latest, 29 tracks on an album less than 50-minutes long, is an uphill listen at times, made for an ADD audience accustomed to flicking through tracks. But once the sensory overload calms down, there are lovely moments of intelligent electro and dreamy, warped or cartoonish beats, on ‘Regalo’, ‘Fountains of Spring’ or ‘Parachute Panador’. Stay with him, and it’s worth the climb for the quick glimpses of a beautiful view.