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Herbert: Scale

this, to me, is electronic music at its finest. i love the production on the whole record and i read an interview with Matthew Herbert on PitchforkMedia where he mentioned that all the strings were recorded in one day!! that's amazing to me to think how well he must have planned the arrangements to make that possible.

anyone else heard this album and care to comment on its production or knows anything about its recording process?


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I saw matthew herbert yesterday (on a monday night!) in Madrid with his big band. Very cool, although I had expected more electronic. He basically composed some big band music for his bigband
The singer was very shy and had stage freight but it was a perfect show, use of instant sounds etc.
His "Herbert" project is more electronic but manages to maintain the organic sound of the big band thumbsup
Id love to hear some more info on his productions too.


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There was gearlist kicking around the internet for the recording of the Big Band that also gives a pretty good indication of everything that was in his studio at the time, but I can't seem to find it. However, here is an interview from EQ Mag specifically about "Scale":

http://www.eqmag.com/story.asp?storyCode=14882

You should also check out his manifesto on writing music, it's very interesting:

http://www.matthewherbert.com/pccom.php

Personally I kinda lost interest after "Bodily Functions", but I hope that helps.
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Personally I kinda lost interest after "Bodily Functions"
I'm with you there.

Matthew is one talented artist that's for sure--

I am a huge Dr. Rockit fan and have always been fond of Herbert's loping chunky house tempos and rhythms.

His work with Dani Siciliano on vocals is pretty fantastic too.

He did a remix of Karin Krog's 'Meaning of Love' that shatters me

sorry to go off track from the original post--
haven't heard it yet--

cool thread!!!

(I wake up and there are threads about Bernard Edwards AND Matthew Herbert!?!--what is GS coming to?????????)
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(I wake up and there are threads about Bernard Edwards AND Matthew Herbert!?!--what is GS coming to?????????)
And there's one about early Prince too!

Herbert's remix of Moloko's "Sing It Back" is an all time favourtie of mine.
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And there's one about early Prince too!

Herbert's remix of Moloko's "Sing It Back" is an all time favourtie of mine.
god--we all signed a waiver to NEVER SPIN SING IT BACK EVER EVER AGAIN

man that track was everywhere in so many disguises!

Although the herbert mix was pretty darn tasty--

I myself fancied the Boris Dlugosh mix.
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I'm with you there.

Matthew is one talented artist that's for sure--

His work with Dani Siciliano on vocals is pretty fantastic too.

He did a remix of Karin Krog's 'Meaning of Love' that shatters me
Agreed!

Agreed!

Agreed!

Bodily Functions is one of my all time favorite albums. Even going back to his very early stuff you just knew he stood out....

He's one of the most creative producers I've ever heard - he can take some weird production constraint and develop a very musically pleasing, sonically pleasing soundscape from it. Interesting he's recording on a Harrison series 10 at home and mixing the album at Abbey Road.
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Agreed!

Agreed!

Agreed!

Bodily Functions is one of my all time favorite albums. Even going back to his very early stuff you just knew he stood out....

He's one of the most creative producers I've ever heard - he can take some weird production constraint and develop a very musically pleasing, sonically pleasing soundscape from it. Interesting he's recording on a Harrison series 10 at home and mixing the album at Abbey Road.
I had no idea he have moved up to digs like that!

He's come a long way from sampling everything 'around the house' as the basis of his rhythms and such.

going to go home tonight and dig out me herbert 12's
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Even going back to his very early stuff you just knew he stood out....

He's one of the most creative producers I've ever heard - he can take some weird production constraint and develop a very musically pleasing, sonically pleasing soundscape from it. Interesting he's recording on a Harrison series 10 at home and mixing the album at Abbey Road.



hey guys thanks for all the input; it's good to know there are others that share some of my musical tastes here on GS. i am going to put that new Herbert album on repeat for a little while tonight -- i can't get enough of it and it just sounds GORGEOUS!


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hey guys thanks for all the input; it's good to know there are others that share some of my musical tastes here on GS. i am going to put that new Herbert album on repeat for a little while tonight -- i can't get enough of it and it just sounds GORGEOUS!


cheers and peace,
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well maybe I need to pick it up as well as digging through the crates....
thanks you for the tip!
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