I am in love with house-music producer
Matthew Herbert's new record, Scale. In fact if it wasn't for the solid Destroy Rock and Roll, Donuts, and Fishscale albums I would say its the best of this year. Admittedly this is the first Matthew Herbert's Herbert disk I have purchased but I have read its his most accessible to date.
I listened to several of his older works on eMusic and couldn't really get into his sound like I have for Scale. Pitchfork had this to say:
Herbert has outdone himself when it comes to his usual conceptual three-ring circus. But, crucially, this time he's put all that theoretical effort into his most memorable songs.Its sure that this record will gain steam as the weather gets nicer given that is poppy, catchy, and very dancable. There are a couple cuts on this record that are sure to be great summer songs.
Mp3: Herbert - "Something Isn't Right"
Stream: Harmoise and We're in Love here.
What is especially interesting is that Herbert samples 723 items (including coffins and fuel pumps) in his 11 politically-charged dance tracks. All the songs feature Dani Siciliano who worked with Herbert on previous efforts.
Buy: Herbert's Scale from InSound or eMusic.