Prefuse 73 Premieres Spacey New Album 'Rivington Não Rio'
Producer Guillermo S. Herren returns with his first album as Prefuse 73 since 2011.
After releasing eight albums over 11 years, Guillermo S. Herren -- aka Prefuse 73 -- left his longtime label home and spent four years away from the project. Finally, Prefuse 73 is back with a new album and a new label home for its glitchy, left-field electronic music.
Billboard presents the new LP Rivington Não Rio, streaming in its entirety a week ahead of its May 5 release date. The new album comes via Temporary Residence Ltd., after Prefuse 73 spent over a decade on Warp. Check it out below:
On the album, Herren returns to his old moniker, and to his confidence in his spaced out, experimental tendencies. "I've come back to hyper focusing, immersing myself in the sounds, rhythms, and formations that created Prefuse 73 in the first place," he says. "Recently, I've found a new life in the whole process of refining what I've created over the years as Prefuse. Right now I'm at my most confident and comfortable since 05/06."
The album also features a number of genre-hopping collaborators. Roc Nation songwriter/Jessie Ware collaborator Sam Dew appears on "Infrared," Milo and Busdriver rap on "140 Jabs Interlude," Pinback's Rob Crow lends a hand to "Quiet One," and Helado Negro croons over "See More Than Just Stars."
Rivington Não Rio arrives as the middle of a triptych of releases, all via Temporary Residence. First came the April 28 EP Forsyth Garden and on July 14, the LP gets followed by another EP, titled Every Color of Darkness.