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Prefuse 73, ‘The Only She Chapters’ (Warp)

With this seventh studio album, Scott Herren finally emerges from the shadow of his 2003 glitch-hop classic One Word Extinguisher. Stripping down the beats of these 18 tracks, the producer conjures a dream-folk ambience, focusing on female choral voices, including the late Trish Keenan of Broadcast (“The Only Trial of 1000 Suns”) and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden (“The Only Hand to Hold”). While occasionally meandering or drifting into tempests of digital noise, Herren focuses on a path of rapturous melancholy.