The experimental hip-hop artist's next LP features all female vocalists, including the late Trish Keenan of Brodcast.
With a gaggle of albums on the esteemed Warp Records, Herren is a steadfast producer of avant-garde hip-hop. His records are always heavy on guest vocalists, with past releases featuring everyone from Blonde Redhead to Ghostface Killah. The Only She Chapters is no exception, but this time the focus is on female collaborators, including American indie artist Zola Jesus, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond and Trish Keenan of Broadcast, who tragically passed away last month. The production style is different as well: the hip-hop syncopation is still there, but the sounds are more modern classical than glitchy and electronic.
"This record is a weird one for me," says Herren. "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."
01. The Only Recollection Of Where Life Stopped
02. The Only Valentine's 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
Warp will release The Only She Chapters on April 26th, 2011.