Herbert – One Two Three

From Wishmountain to the more obscure Radio Boy moniker, I’ve been a fan of Matthew Herbert‘s music for as long as I can remember. 2001’s Bodily Functions holds a special place in my heart, so I’m more than excited about the resurrection of his Herbert alias. As are many, many others since the news has been spoiled, the track already boasts over 20,000 plays since it has been revealed.

“One Two Three” is part of the new 12-inch coming out on Accidental Records on Monday, June 29th, 2014. The vocals are courtesy of Hejira-singer and former Eric Lau collaborator Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne. For further snippets, check out the release page on Bleep.

Herbert – Bodily Functions

One of the finest house albums of the past decade, Matthew Herbert’s Bodily Functions, is getting a special edition re-release to celebrate its 11th anniversary. The first disc is practically unchanged, while the second disc collects the remixes that were previously available on several vinyl releases only, including the brilliant Recloose version of Leave Me Now and Jamie Lidell’s outlook to his Multiply album that followed years later.

Known best as a conceptual artist, Herbert used sounds from the body’s organs to create the record and added vocals by his then-wife Dani Siciliano and Shingai Shoniwa on top of that. The album has been included to Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000s and ranks #16 on Resident Advisor‘s top 100 of that decade.

CD 1
01. You’re Unknown To Me
02. It’s Only
03. Foreign Bodies
04. Suddenly
05. I Know
06. Leave Me Now
07. The Last Beat
08 You Saw It All
09. On Reflection
10. About This Time Each Day
11. Addiction
12. I Miss You
13. It’s Only A Reprise
14. The Audience

CD 2
01. Back To The Start (Mr.Oizo ‘Non’ Mix)
02. You Saw It All (DJ Koze Mix)
03. The Audience vs Jamie Lidell and The Famous Szizlas
04. Foreign Bodies (Plaid Mix)
05. Leave Me Now (Recloose Mix)
06. Foreign Bodies (Dave Aju Mix)
07. Back To The Start (Herbert)
08. Suddenly (Phil Parnell’s Pianissimo Play Through)
09. Addiction (Nobukazu Takemura Mix)
10. Leave Me Now (Richard Devine Mix)
11. The Audience (Matmos Shifted My Tongue)
12. Addiction (Perry Farrel Version)
13. It’s Only (DJ Koze Mix)

A1. You Saw It All (DJ Koze Mix)
A2. Foreign Bodies (Dave Aju Mix)
B1. Back To The Start
B2. Back To The Start (Mr. Oizo ‘Non’ Mix)

Also included are new remixes by Dave Aju and DJ Koze, two of them will appear on an accompanying 12-inch. All of that glory will be in stores on December 17, pre-cursing the Herbert Complete boxset set for a release in early March.

Matthew Herbert on Symphony X

You have probably watched this when I posted it on Twitter the other day. Matthew Herbert follows the footsteps of Matthias Arfmann, Jimi Tenor and Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald to rework material from the Deutsche Grammophon catalog.

Herbert chose to pick up on Gustav Mahler unfinished 10th Symphony and explains his approach in this video. Mahler Symphony X is available now on CD and LP.

Mixtape Monday #13

It’s been a while since the last Mixtape Monday, so apart from featuring some of last week’s mixes, I will sneak in a couple of older ones.

Some weeks back, Gilles Peterson did a Drum & Bass Special on his weekly radio show. I never imagined I’d (still) feature that music on this blog, but when it comes to the late nineties I’m all set for that. If you missed the show, you can now download both hours from SoundCloud. Especially the first part is much recommended!

Also from Gilles Peterson is the podcast to promote the forthcoming Havana Cultura Remixed compilation.

Next up are a couple of house mixtapes for you. Aardvarck dug out some records from the 1988-1993 period and made this mix for New Worck. Philpot Records head Soulphiction made a contribution to the Bodytonic Podcast series, and from Mark E comes a new guest-mix for Warm.

Enrico Crivellaro, better known as Volcov or Isoul8, put together one, two, three mixes for Sunday afternoons. Expect folk, jazz and Brazilian music.

My favourite mix in this week’s selection probably comes from Austrian producer Daeque, whose mix ranges from Dimlite to David Axelrod, Wilco to Shafiq Husayn.

And now for you beatheadz: Big Up magazine has a bunch of post-RBMA mixes from the likes of Kid Kanevil, DZA, Swede:art, Tokimonsta, Daisuke Tanabe, 00Genesis and some others!

The latest episodes of Mamiko’s Hepcat Radio are also online, download or stream the shows with Seiji and Hudson Mohawke.

And lastly, I’d like to mention A Tribute to Matthew Herbert mix, which I’ve found on the Brownswood forum.

Weekly Bits 15/2010

Let’s start the latest weekly bits with a remainder from the previous week. The Roots played enough cover-versions of Dilla Joints to fill an album, but they decided to give those away for free!

Another full-lengtt is available for streaming, it’s Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson Zwei, which is now out on CD and MP3 through !K7.

This week has also saw the release of the anticipated new album from Matthew Herbert, the first in his ONE Trilogy.

The other week I have mentioned a teaser to Behind Closed Doors 2, a documentary on young beatmakers such as K15, FS Green, BUG, Sir OJ and many others. Check out this new and extended trailer.

You have probably seen this article on Information Is Beautiful, as it circulated quite a lot. It’s basically a picture of pie charts showing how much musicians earn on the internet. Quite sad!

Lastly, here are a couple of mixtapes for you. Kyle Hall uploaded his guest-mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ radioshow. Hoya:Hoya celebrated the launch of their blog with a live-recording from Daedelus. 7even Recordings boss Greg recorded the Modulation Mix with new and exclusive music from the label.