Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives is a 2001 studio album by Guillermo Scott Herren, the first released under the name Prefuse 73. The album was released in June 11, 2001 on Warp. The music was created by Herren alone, with some tracks featuring guest vocals from MCs Mikah 9, MF Doom and Aesop Rock as well as vocalist Sam Prekop from The Sea and Cake.
Complete your Prefuse 73 collection. 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.
On Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, Herren has stirred controversy with his talent in the studio for sampling raps and turning them into the rhythmic instruments of his songs by chopping, fading and looping. Consequently, the Prefuse project got accused of disrespecting the role of the real MC. Nevermind that the results sound like record-scratching anyway, I can't believe anyone would freak after hearing how incredibly mack this shit sounds. Prefuse 73 reimagines the genre in a collage of half-remembered rhymes and hazy static, letting us in on a dialogue with his soul. Through his fusion of hip-hop and soul music with electronica's current passion for the blip, he's also painted a portrait of the peculiar state of our urbanity. The bomb he's dropped will resonate outwards, hopefully even shaking up P. Diddy a little as he chills in the suburbs, per his recent video, trying like hell to keep it real.
Album · 2001 · 16 Songs. STS9 vs Prefuse 73 (Megaloid MPC Vet Mixxx) - EP. STS9. Sic - Pixelated Pulse.
Just slightly more experimental than the increasingly fractured productions you'd hear on a mainstream rap station, Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives is also much more fun than the notoriously academic cast of techno producers led by Autechre and Richard Devine.
Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives is the first studio album by Guillermo Scott Herren under the name Prefuse 73. Released on Warp in 2001. Originally inspired by hip hop music, specifically miami bass and early 90s hip hop, Herren was first recording music with his Music Production Center (MPC) for the label Schematic Records, a label known primarily for intelligent dance music (IDM). Herren was signed to Warp in 1999 and began composing the album sampling hip hop artist such as Nas and Erykah Badu. Herren has only described his style as hip-hop and.
Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives's 16 tracks can be listened to as one 50-minute piece of experimental ambient hip-hop. Even the album's more disruptive elements are somehow seamlessly integrated into the overall sense of groovy calm and funky forward motion. Atlanta-based producer Scott Herren uses a richly varied palette to create Vocal Studies' warm, subtle sound collages. Sliced-and-diced rap and vocal performances play a key role on a number of these sonic constructions. Blacklist," featuring MF Doom and Aesop Rock, is an exception.
Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, released June 11, 2001, is a studio album by Guillermo Scott Herren, the first released under his producer title, Prefuse 73. The album was released on the record label, Warp. The music was produced by Prefuse 73 alone, with featured material from underground kings, MCs Myka 9 (then known as Mikah 9), MF DOOM, and Aesop Rock. Vocalist Sam Prekop from The Sea and Cake. The album’s sound was inspired by Miami bass and early ‘90s hip-hop. Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives Q&A. Design By George Estrada.