Matthew Herbert to celebrate 'Herbert's Day' this August
There is a large Matthew Herbert celebration coming up on the 27th August, with no less than five new releases on what Accidental Records have proclaimed is 'Herbert’s Day'. As well as a double album filled with rare and unheard material, four of Herbert’s previous albums are being reissued by the label: his 1996 debut 100 lbs, 1998’s Around the House, the 2001 album Bodily Functions and his most recent album Scale.
Alongside the heap of releases, Matthew Herbert will soon by disguising himself under the alias Wishmountain and releasing Tesco on the 6th August. This should be an interesting release, as it the record is reportedly created entirely out of sounds made by the ten most sold objects at Tesco supermarkets. It sounds like it will either be brilliant or a complete disaster. We'll have to wait and see.
Björk commissioned to Matthew Herbert to remix 'Crystalline', and the results are ok. It's sort of hard to give a proper verdict as the quality on the youtube video isn't the greatest. [read more]
Experimentalist musician Matthew Herbert follows up his One trilogy of records with new release The End of Silence on June 24th. [read more]
Despite the constant criticism of the website, the layout and the programme release times, Field Day has always had moderate success because of its brilliant line ups. This year was no exception to any of the rules, with brilliant bands such as Phoenix, Caribouand Atlas Sound contrasted with the perennially difficult to use and read website, stages that were too small and too close and the problems with releasing the stage times (no one got the official programme before 9AM, thoug... (continued) [read more]