Matthew Herbert is a classically trained pianist but the range of his work is extraordinary. It is hard to spot a track of his because of the diversity of his styles. He covers anything from IDM, house, techno and RnB.


Matthew’s own biog says: An alchemist of avant-garde sound in the tradition stretching from Stockhausen to the Aphex Twin, Herbert combines playful pop sensibility with a strictly imposed experimental agenda. In his increasingly conceptual and political albums he has emerged as a unique figure in modern music: a kind of one-man Radiohead, or a Brian Eno for the 21st century.


Here’s a random selection that shows his diversity. Techno heads should go for the Spacetime Continuum remix, IDMers the Plaid remix and for something completely different try the Phil Parnell remix.


Herbert – Leave Me Now [Richard Devine Mix]
Herbert – Foreign Bodies (Plaid Mix)
Spacetime Continuum – Movement #2 (Herbert mix #1)
Herbert – Suddenly (Phil Parnell’s Pianissimo Play Through)


Matthew Herbert website


~ by acidted on August 11, 2009.

2 Responses to “H IS FOR HERBERT”

  1. […] today from Herbert (previously here) and Glenn Underground. I know nothing about Glenn so discogs will have to suffice: Glenn […]

  2. […] Matthew Herbert appears at #24 in his Doctor Rokit guise. From right at the end of the decade, this track – Café De Flore – originally appeared on the Indoor Fireworks album. It’s a beautiful piece of electronic jazz, with guitar, synths and accordian all blended together. It includes sounds and live recordings from Café De Flore, Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris. Makes you want to smoke a Gitanes. […]

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