In only a few scant years, young Atlanta producer Scott Herren has become one of the favored new artists—and one of few Americans—on discerning British label Warp.

In only a few scant years, young Atlanta producer Scott Herren has become one of the favored new artists—and one of few Americans—on discerning British label Warp. Typifying this album, which merges snippets of hip-hop and R&B with very experimental electronic musings, are such songs as "Storm Returns," a collaboration with pro skater/musician Tommy Guerrero that mixes airy melodies with guttural breaks in rhythms and sound effects. It's almost as if Herren reels in the listener with palatable and pleasant sounds so that he may then hit with the element of weird surprise. This tried-and-true formula for Herren sounds most mature on One Word Extinguisher and provides the most convincing case yet for his longevity in a genre with a high turnover rate.—TP