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Prefuse 73 and Zola Jesus team up for mixtape

on April 15, 2011, 4:13pm

Guillermo Scott Herren recently enlisted Zola Jesus mastermind Nika Roza Danilova to help him flesh out songs on his forthcoming LP, The Only She Chapters, due for release April 25th (via Warp Records), but their collaborations don’t stop there: Clash Music points out that Herren – better known as Prefuse 73 – has once again teamed up with Danilova, and the pair have compiled songs that influenced the making of the aforementioned LP.

The mixtape – titled The Misanthrope Mediation – features a tracklist that is all over the place, but Pitchfork apparently spent the whole day figuring out every second of the release.  The 27 cuts on Misanthrope include songs by Cortez, Robotika, and Koloysa, and if lo-fi, eerie sonic textures and tones sound appealing, then turn off iTunes and hit play on the stream below. Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, the collaboration is as psychedelic as one would expect it to be, and even features a five-minute, Middle Eastern-flavored, drone/sitar passage at the 30-minute mark.

Herren, meanwhile, has also been steadily working with the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, which has resulted in a series of ecstatic Twitter messages from Coyne including a very short sneak peek of Lips guitarist Steven Drozd laying done synthesizer parts. Herren, for his part, has announced on Tuesday that the fruits of that collaboration are finished and “on their way in the sky now.”

Check out The Misanthrope Mediation below, then preorder The Only She Chapters on Amazon.com.

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