23/5/09

Herbert - Bodily Functions [2001]






Country: Germany
Style: Deep House, Downtempo, Experimental
Format: Mp3
CBR: 44.1Khz, 320kbps.

Brilliant! Normally I can't stand house music, but Herbert always comes through with something intelligent and tasteful that you can sit and listen to with headphones.
The album features samples of household sounds, a Herbert trademark. His collaboration with Matmos has led him to include medical samples (laser eye surgery) and body sounds, like the sampled sound of blood flowing through M.C. Schmidt's veins.
However creepy this may all sound, these songs are lush and beautiful. Dani Siciliano's singing reminds me a bit of Siouxsie's vocals with the Creatures. The lyrics themselves are a bit vague but definitely better than the "love will save the day" nonsense that house divas generally belt out.
Highly recommended.


Track listing :

1 You're Unknown To Me (2:13)
Clarinet [Bass], Arranged By [Wind] - Peter Wraight
Percussion - Sunray Star
Piano - Matthew Herbert
Violin - John Matthias
Vocals, Lyrics By - Dani Siciliano
2 It's Only (7:21)
Arranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Flute, Trumpet - Peter Wraight
Arranged By [Horns], Violin - Matthew Herbert
Vocals - Dani Siciliano
Vocals [Samples] - Shingai Shoniwa
3 Foreign Bodies (5:37)
Percussion [Blood] - Martin Schmidt
Percussion [Kindly Donated Bodily Function Sounds] - 202 Owl, The , Achim Brauweiler , Andrei Dubinin , Jeff Klein , John Wraight , Mario Simeunovic , Mark Cremins , Olly Fay , Ricky Antolini , Robert De La Gauthier* , Sasha Kane , Scott Stone , Simon Angel , Wayne Stronell , Zero (17)
Recorded By [Blood] - Matmos
Vocals, Performer [Digestion], Lyrics By - Dani Siciliano
4 Suddenly (6:29)
Bass - Dave Green
Piano - Phil Parnell
Vocals, Lyrics By [Based On An Idea By] - Dani Siciliano
5 I Know (4:24)
Arranged By - Matthew Herbert
Arranged By, Piano - Phil Parnell
Bass - Dave Green
Drums - Paul Clarvis
Engineer - Facundo Rodriguez
Engineer [Assistant] - Louis Read*
Trumpet, Flute - Peter Wraight
6 Leave Me Now (6:36)
Bass - Matthew Herbert
Piano - Phil Parnell
Vocals - Dani Siciliano
7 The Last Beat (4:20)
Bass - Dave Green
Drums - Paul Clarvis
Engineer - Facundo Rodriguez
Engineer [Assistant] - Louis Read*
Piano - Phil Parnell
Vocals - Dani Siciliano
8 You Saw It All (7:04)
Backing Vocals - Dani Siciliano
Piano [Samples] - Phil Parnell
Recorded By [Percussion] - Matmos
Vocals - Luca Santucci
9 On Reflection (4:29)
Bass - Dave Green
Cymbal [Ride] - Ashley Marlowe
Flute, Trumpet - Peter Wraight
Percussion [Knuckles, Hair, Skin, Teeth And Bones] - Matthew Herbert , Nick Denton (2)
Percussion [Knuckles, Hair, Skin, Teeth And Bones], Vocals - Dani Siciliano
Piano - Phil Parnell
10 About This Time Each Day (3:44)
Bass - Dave Green
Clarinet - Dani Siciliano
Guitar - Jim Mullen
Piano - Phil Parnell
11 Addiction (6:44)
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Bass - Matthew Herbert
Vocals - Dani Siciliano
12 I Miss You (4:52)
Guitar - Jim Mullen
Performer [New Orleans Funeral Clarinet Band] - Dani Siciliano
Vocals - Shingai Shoniwa
13 It's Only A Reprise (1:57)
Arranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Flute, Trumpet - Peter Wraight
Arranged By [Horns], Violin - Matthew Herbert
Vocals - Dani Siciliano
Vocals [Samples] - Shingai Shoniwa
14 The Audience (6:15)
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Written-by - Phil Parnell
Piano - Matthew Herbert
Vocals - Dani Siciliano , Shingai Shoniwa


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