Prefuse 73 / The Books ‎– Prefuse 73 Reads The Books E.P.

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Pagina Uno. Introduccion 0:09
Pagina Dos 2:30
Pagina Tres 2:35
Pagina Cuatro 0:56
Pagina Cinco 5:20
Pagina Seis 5:00
Pagina Siete 2:31
Pagina Ocho 3:50

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 17, 2009
referencing Prefuse 73 Reads The Books E.P., CD, EP, WAP 189 CD

Musique concrete (from the Books) meets abstract hip-hop (from Prefuse 73). These two groups have so much in common, in their assemblage of sonic detritus, that it seems almost natural that they would collaborate in this way. Using The Books' previous works as source material, Prefuse 73 reshapes those bits into new forms -- a sort of reimagining. Thus, the banjo from "The Lemon of Pink" becomes the plucky backbone of "Pagina Dos." The rearrangement continues throughout, until the source of the sounds becomes irrelevant; all that remains is the final product, like the reclaimed violin of "Pagina Cinco." Claudia Maria Deheza lends her vocals to "Pagina Ocho," which sounds like a Savath + Savalas track more than a Prefuse 73 track. In other words, sublimely glitchy.