Prefuse 73 ‎– Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives

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Radio Attack 5:15
Nuno 2:59
Life Death 3:23
Smile In Your Face 2:28
Point To B 4:01
Five Minutes Away 3:15
Living Life 2:43
Eve Of Dextruction 3:22
Last Night 3:40
Cliché Intro 1:48
Back In Time 2:10
Hot Winter's Day 2:12
Black List 3:50
Untitled 1:23
Afternoon Love In 4:01
7th Message 3:52

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WARPcd83 Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives(CD, Album, Dig) Warp Records WARPcd83 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WARP LP 83 Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warp Records WARP LP 83 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 15, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, CD, Album, Dig, WARPcd83

The freshest hip-hop to come down the line in a while. Prefuse 73's debut, VOCAL STUDIES + UPROCK NARRATIVES, uses cut-up MCs and glitch sounds to craft some of the funkiest tunes to come out of the ATL since the advent of crunk. They take not only bit of lyric, but the moments when the MCs take a breath -- making for a completely unexpected rhythm and flow. It's like anti-crunk. "Nuno" has such tremendous soul that you don't even notice how carefully chopped the track is. "Point to 8" shows that you can rock the mic even if you're not using whole words, and the horns in "Five Minutes Away" counterbalance the moodier sounds elsewhere in the track. "Last Light" is glitch soul at its best, even as it leads out on some country roots-rock guitar. Even when he gives MCs a chance to shine on "Blacklist," his tight beats keep them on track (it helps that it's Aesop Rock as well). "Afternoon Love-In" has that floaty sense of romance (the flutes help with this). Even the ridiculous telephone messages on "7th Message" get transformed into a rocking track. The future of hip-hop? I hope so.
electronicdutchman

electronicdutchman

July 7, 2003
referencing Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, CD, Album, Dig, WARPcd83
A wonderful mix of hiphop beats and brilliant samples indeed!!! Who's says that rappers are always needed to make real hiphop?
servo

servo

May 11, 2002
referencing Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, 2xLP, Album, Gat, WARP LP 83

these guys have an amazing production style. embracing hip hip and electronic music. i like the choppy cut up, yet atmospheric style of some of the tracks. the scratches are nice too. also check out a project called DABRYE, who will be releasing a remix for prefuse73.
DJPASQUEZ

DJPASQUEZ

March 28, 2002
referencing Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, 2xLP, Album, Gat, WARP LP 83
Prefuse 73 uses the human voice as an instrument and is though following the ideas of human beatbox. Stuttered rap voices whom are sampled from a record by putting down the needele on the record randomly. The result is not experimental at all but fresh groovin´ tunes with that special extra. If Autechre are subliminal hiphop, Prefuse 73 brings the nerdy harddisk-rock of Autechre back to the streets. Recommended !
eiskristall

eiskristall

March 28, 2002
referencing Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, 2xLP, Album, Gat, WARP LP 83

Prefuse 73 tries to go an another way in Hip Hop. Okay, that IS a new way and I like it. Experimental sounds and sequences between the breakbeats gives you a special kind of feeling. You like more abstract stuff of this genre? Then try to check releases from Anti-Pop Consortium and the new label "Lex Records" (supported by Warp).
royalewidcheese

royalewidcheese

November 20, 2001
referencing Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, CD, Album, Dig, WARPcd83

OUT OF IT! some of the most interesting, and inventive music ive heard in a long time. Sorta like chop suey with a tonne of vocal and who knows what sort of samples (theyve been diced up so fine its hard to distinguish what half of them are, voice? synth? fax machine??) thrown in the beat blender with the end result being something which is kinda undescribable but utterly delectable.