Apropa't - Savath & Savalas
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  • Summary: Savath & Savalas is a side project from avant-garde hip-hop producer Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73) that here incorporates elements of post-rock, Latin pop and jazz rhythms, and other world music elements. Aiding him are drummer John Herndon (Tortoise) and vocalist Eva Muns.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. While it may be the most unfamiliar work of Herren’s discography, it’s still one of the year’s first great albums.
  2. There is no fake authenticity in this musical exploration, and Herren's musical palette is impressively wide ranging. [#241, p.63]
  3. Towards the end, Herren's love of the glitch tentatively tries to reassert itself, but poetry and seductiveness manage to pacify it for the duration.
  4. Apropa’t’s biggest flaw could be the use of Eva Puyuelo Muns’ vocals. Perhaps I’m accustomed primarily to Herren’s music as instrumental, but the use of Eva feels painfully forced at times.
  5. 70
    Here their ambient electro is enhanced with a melange of influences that include soul, jazz and - a real winner this - Brazilian psychedelia.
  6. This may be Herren's least accessible project to date.
  7. This is the kind of thing indie boys put on when they want to have sex.

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