Herbert Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Matthew Herbert appears to have veered away from his super-conceptual production methods for once: his soundtrack for A Fantastic Woman, a powerful Chilean film about trans identity, is simply music, combining rich and colourful synthpop with classical stylings. Herbert’s OST is released by the Milan label.
This record, When I Come Back Round, is the live version of a work by Matthew Herbert and Jamie Lidell. Both are standout artists on the experimental house scene, so a collaboration was always going to be powerful. The release also contains Herbert’s own release entitled ‘Megaphone’. Available on Vinyl LP.
A record with two artists of many names. Matthew Herbert (Doctor Rockit, Wishmountain) brings three new tracks hitting left of centre, drawing on ravey breaks and a twisted pastiche in the lines of Millie & Andrea. Backed with a remix by Paul Woolford under his Special Request hat, bringing a UKG slant to Brand New Love featuring Zilla.
Herbert represents Matthew Herbert’s return to straight-dance music after many full-name years being experimental. That isn’t a bad thing, as The Shakes shows great bouncy skill, as bleep-heavy as the old-school-video-game cover might suggest, but well suited to having a little groove too. On Accidental.
Some genre spanning from the dance master Herbert. Part 8 is the final release in the series from 2014 from the UK producer. Having had a pretty long career, this four tracker is a great addition to his oeuvre with the stripped back funk of 'The Wrong Place', the downtempo R&B of 'Remember Ken', and the idiosyncratic tech and house of 'Ticket' and 'Her Face'. Out on 12" vinyl from Accidental.
You might have thought that after a 130 track box set and time spent making music out of a shopping list and a pig Herbert might have had enough. But no, he is back for more, 4 tracks of twisted club music opening up with an R & B style pop hit 'Bumps' in which he enlists Rahel from the Londoun outfit Hejira. Its followed by a right techno workout in 'Sucker'. On the B side he unleashes a track he's been playing for awhile on the 'circuit' in 'Get Strong' and closes the whole shebang off with a slab of rigorous electronica in 'Pretty Daddy'. These records tend to sell out quickly so you know what to do.
Last year Accidental Records released a complete 130 track boxset featuring all of Herbert’s extensive back catalogue. It included rare and unreleased tracks from the mid 90’s right up to the critically acclaimed Bodily Functions and Scale albums.
This new 12” vinyl and digital release is the first brand new Herbert release for 8 years. Lead track ‘One Two Three’ is a warm slice of summer house music featuring the stunning vocals of London based singer Rahel (from the band Hejira). The ep moves into darker territory with the perpetual club track ‘Manny’. Side B of the limited vinyl veers darker again with the track ‘My DJ’, with its bursts of vocal reaching out from the twisted electronics. Finally ‘Grab The Bottle’ collapses towards a full acid house workout whilst remaining well within the eclectic world of Herbert production.
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