For album #8, Guillermo Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73) has traded in beats and loops for a compositional effort featuring a star-studded cast of vocalists that includes Zola Jesus, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, and the late Trish Keenan of Broadcast. According to an issued release, The Only She Chapters was inspired by Herren’s recent undertakings with the Polish Ausko Orchestra, which reinterpreted his own material for classical arrangement.
“This record is a weird one for me. The process features all women vocalists and voices and the music was recorded very differently from how I normally work. This can be seen as a departure from other albums but it’s not a departure intended to leave people feeling alienated or baffled. It’s just a different way to interpret my music and it’s an open invitation for anyone that wants to listen,” Herren explained in an issued statement.
Due for release April 25th via Warp Records, the end result features 17 tracks, a few which you can sample at SoundCloud. Guillermo also enlisted illustrator Yuko Michishita and photographer Angel Ceballos to handle the visual front, and above, you can find the album’s artwork.
Prefuse 73 is set to support the release with an appearance at this year’s Austin Psych Fest, set to take place from April 29 – May 1st at Austin’s East Side Drive In. He’ll also be touring with Oneohtrix Point Never on a run of shows to be announced shortly.
The Only She Chapters Tracklist:
01. The Only Recollection Of Where Life Stopped
02. The Only Valentines Day Failure
03. The Only Contact She’s Willing To Give (feat. Faidherbe)
04. The Only Chamber Resolve
05. The Only Hand To Hold (feat. Shara Worden)
06. The Only Thief To Steal Tonality
07. The Only Trial Of 9000 Suns (feat. Trish Keenan)
08. The Only Way To Find (feat. Nico Turner)
09. The Only Test To Score
10. The Only Boogie Down (feat. Niki Randa)
11. The Only Direction In Concrete (feat. Zola Jesus)
12. The Only Recollection Of How Things Change
13. The Only Guitar To Die Alone (feat. Adron)
14. The Only Serenidad
15. The Only Lillies And Lilacs
16. The Only Lillies And Lilacs Pt. 2 (feat. Faidherbe)
17. The Only Repeat
18. The Only Recycled Intro