Monday, January 4, 2010


Prefuse 73
One Word Extinguisher
(Warp. 2003)

Something about One Word Extinguisher reminds me of bubble gum and Jet Set Radio (you know, the rollerblading game on the Sega Dreamcast(RIP)?). I think it has something to do with the buoyancy of Scott Herren’s beats and the madcap cartoon way that he hacks up hip-hop and electronic music before reassembling it into the voluptuous audio goodness that has become his signature. One Word Extinguisher is Herren at his most measured and consistent, dropping emcee spots perfectly in the flow of the album to achieve a swagger-perfect sound for zoomin’ around the city with oversized headphones.


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