, an experimental hip-hop producer whose material often features MCs buried in the mix to become more a part of the sonic texture than a focal point.
began his career working in commercial studios in Atlanta, but later went on to more experimental work. His first record under the
, not only buried but cut up and spliced raps as well as allowing some more straightforward vocals from several MCs. The 2003 follow-up,
, carried on in a similar vein. That same year, Warp released
-- a fascinating EP of beats and samples that ran through 23 tracks in about 35 minutes.
Surrounded by Silence
, the proper successor to One Word Extinguisher
, was released in March of 2005, featuring collaborations with rappers Ghostface
and Aesop Rock
, plus Blonde Redhead
. Three months later, an EP of recordings made with the band the Books
appeared, titled Reads the Books
. The next Prefuse
record, 2006's Security Screenings
, was relatively collaboration-free; it featured only two guests, Four Tet
's Kieran Hebden
and Tunde Adebimpe
from TV on the Radio
. Preparations, featuring Battles
drummer John Stanier
on one track, followed in 2007, and Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
appeared in early 2009. Herren
focused on collaborative projects in 2010, flexing his production muscles via dates, remixes, or cameos with everyone from Zach Hill to Oneohtrix Point Never to TV on the Radio
. His 2011 production The Only She Chapters continued the familial feeling, with a wealth of features for female vocalists. Herren
has also worked under his own name, and that of Savath + Savalas
and Delarosa & Asora
. His project with Zach Hill, Diamond Watch Wrists, released the 2009 LP Ice Capped at Both Ends.
In 2015, Herren
returned to the Prefuse 73
moniker with a flurry of releases on new label Temporary Residence Limited, beginning with the 25th entry into the label's Travels In Constants EP series. Herren
also announced full-length Rivington Não Rio, featuring guest appearances by Busdriver, Rob Crow, and Helado Negro, as well as two EPs, Forsyth Gardens and Every Color Of Darkness.