Prefuse73* ‎– Surrounded By Silence

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WARPCD129 Prefuse73* Surrounded By Silence(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD129 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPLP129 Prefuse73* Surrounded By Silence(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP129 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-113 Prefuse 73 Surrounded By Silence(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-113 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD129 Prefuse 73 Surrounded By Silence(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD129 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD129 P Prefuse 73 Surrounded By Silence(CD, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD129 P UK 2005 Sell This Version

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hcgFlynn

hcgFlynn

November 30, 2017
referencing Surrounded By Silence, CD, Album, WARPCD129

I remember when this album was released in 2005. Expectations were really high and the record kind of failed for a lot of reviewers, though I've never understood why. It may not Prefuse 73's best album, but imho it is a really good one, and actually aged really well.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 17, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Surrounded By Silence, CD, Album, WARPCD129

On SURROUNDED BY SILENCE, Prefuse 73 takes a much more aggressive approach to hip-hop than on his earlier album. Certainly, vocalists have a more expanded role. Though the sound is much thicker -- listen to the layers of hiss on "Ty Versus Detchibe" or the multitude of instruments on "Expressing Views is Obviously Illegal" -- not all the lyricists, especially cliche boastful ones like on "Hide Ya Face," helps his cause much. (On the other hand, the vocal-less version of "Hide Ya Face" sounds like it could have come from Herren's Savath & Savalas project.) The female vocalists on "Pastel Assassins" adds a note of calm in an otherwise busy track. Kazu Makino (from 4AD's Blonde Redhead) offer her ineffably sad vocals to "We Got Our Own Way." And the banjo twang on "Pagina Dos" is impossible to ignore, as are the mournful horns on "Gratis." "Minutes Away Without You" carries in the emotion. The final track, "And I'm Gone" is wonderfully dense, almost chaotic, but it suits the album well. Surronded by silence? Not likely.