Photo by Timothy Saccenti
Earlier this year, Guillermo Scott Herren announced his eighth studio album as Prefuse 73. Rivington Não Rio will arrive as one entry in a trio of releases due this year, bookended by two EPs entitled Forsyth Gardens (due out April 28th) and Every Color of Darkness (July 14th). Herren offered his first glimpse of the LP via the single “Infrared” last February. Now, he’s unveiled a second spell of glitch-craft in the form of “Applauded Assumptions”.
Full of detuned synths and chopped-up samples, “Applauded Assumptions” embraces the kind of chaos that’s streaked Prefuse 73’s work to date. It’s both warm and destabilized at points, with synthesized bass lines uncoiling and collapsing in on themselves as wordless vocal syllables pan across the sound field. It doesn’t reach for the instant accessibility of “Infrared”, but the new track still exhibits Herren’s inviting sense of play.
“I’ve come back to hyper focusing, immersing myself in the sounds, rhythms, and formations that created Prefuse 73 in the first place,” Herren said in a press statement regarding the album. “Recently, I’ve found a new life in the whole process of refining what I’ve created over the years as Prefuse.”
Stream “Applauded Assumptions” below.
Out May 12th through Temporary Residence Ltd., Rivington Não Rio will feature additional guest appearances from Rob Crow of Pinback, Milo, Busdriver, and Helado Negro. As for Prefuse’s other releases, you can check out the Forsyth Gardens cut “You Are Now Poison”.
Rivington Não Rio Tracklist:
01. Señora 95 (Intro)
02. Applauded Assumptions
03. Quiet One (feat. Rob Crow)
04. Through A Lit And Darkened Path (Pts. 1+2)
06. Infrared (feat. Sam Dew)
07. Jacinto Lyric Range
08. 140 Jabs Interlude (feat. Milo & Busdriver)
09. See More Than Just Stars (feat. Helado Negro)
10. Mojav Mating Call
11. Open Nerve Farewells