Prefuse 73 @ Gretchen Berlin | Thursday, 13.03.2014

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Warp recording artist Prefuse 73 hits the stage at Gretchen in Berlin this month for a live performance.

Guillermo Scott Herren is a producer who has been based in Atlanta, Barcelona and New York. Herren releases music under the aliases Prefuse 73, Delarosa & Asora, Ahmad Szabo, and Piano Overlord, and is also part of the groups Savath y Savalas, Sons of the Morning, Risil, and Diamond Watch Wrists.

Guillermo Scott Herren was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. His father is Catalan and his mother is Irish and Cuban. At an early age his parents encouraged him to play piano and other instruments; his mother “forced” Herren to play a wide variety of instruments, even going so far as to teach him the Suzuki Method in order to “keep him out of trouble”. Growing up, Herren’s musical tastes branched out and he became interested in hip-hop, punk rock, and electronic music.

Prefuse 73 | The Only Hand To Hold

In 2000, Herren released the album Folk Songs For Trains, Trees, And Honey under the name “Savath & Savalas”. This album focused more on Herren’s ambient and jazz influences. Herren first released music under the name “Prefuse 73” with 2001’s commercially and critically successful Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives. A year later, a 4-track EP The ’92 Vs. ’02 Collection was released. In 2003, Herren released the full-length album One Word Extinguisher, one of his best known Prefuse 73 albums to date. A companion album, Extinguished: Outtakes was released afterwards showing off some of the production “outtakes” and remixes that were omitted from the initial full-length.

Prefuse 73 | Perverted Undertone

2005 saw the release of Surrounded By Silence, Herren’s third album as Prefuse 73. The album featured more collaborations with a variety of musicians, including rappers both underground and mainstream. Herren’s next Prefuse 73 release, Security Screenings, was released in 2006; though as long as a full-length, the release was touted as an EP. On August 8, 2007, the fourth Prefuse 73 album, Preparations was announced and it was released on October 15, 2007. The album is sold with a bonus full-length disc titled Interregnums, featuring songs that were more ambient and contemplative than usual Prefuse 73 material

Prefuse 73

Thursday, 13 March 2014 | 20:00 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin/Kreuzberg

prefuse73.comwarp.net | gretchen-club.de

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