Herbert – One Two Three

From Wishmountain to the more obscure Radio Boy moniker, I’ve been a fan of Matthew Herbert‘s music for as long as I can remember. 2001’s Bodily Functions holds a special place in my heart, so I’m more than excited about the resurrection of his Herbert alias. As are many, many others since the news has been spoiled, the track already boasts over 20,000 plays since it has been revealed.

“One Two Three” is part of the new 12-inch coming out on Accidental Records on Monday, June 29th, 2014. The vocals are courtesy of Hejira-singer and former Eric Lau collaborator Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne. For further snippets, check out the release page on Bleep.

Hejira & Floating Points – Floating Test

The four Londoners Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alexis Nunez and Alex Reeve form Hejira, the latest signing to Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records. They just completed their album “Prayer Before Birth”, which will be out on October 31. To bridge the timespan between now and then, they shared this collaboration with Eglo co-founder Floating Points, who adds his inimitable warm touch to the song. Unfortunately, it remains unclear whether this will find its way on a release, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed (and keep you posted!)

Herbert – Bodily Functions

One of the finest house albums of the past decade, Matthew Herbert’s Bodily Functions, is getting a special edition re-release to celebrate its 11th anniversary. The first disc is practically unchanged, while the second disc collects the remixes that were previously available on several vinyl releases only, including the brilliant Recloose version of Leave Me Now and Jamie Lidell’s outlook to his Multiply album that followed years later.

Known best as a conceptual artist, Herbert used sounds from the body’s organs to create the record and added vocals by his then-wife Dani Siciliano and Shingai Shoniwa on top of that. The album has been included to Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000s and ranks #16 on Resident Advisor‘s top 100 of that decade.

CD 1
01. You’re Unknown To Me
02. It’s Only
03. Foreign Bodies
04. Suddenly
05. I Know
06. Leave Me Now
07. The Last Beat
08 You Saw It All
09. On Reflection
10. About This Time Each Day
11. Addiction
12. I Miss You
13. It’s Only A Reprise
14. The Audience

CD 2
01. Back To The Start (Mr.Oizo ‘Non’ Mix)
02. You Saw It All (DJ Koze Mix)
03. The Audience vs Jamie Lidell and The Famous Szizlas
04. Foreign Bodies (Plaid Mix)
05. Leave Me Now (Recloose Mix)
06. Foreign Bodies (Dave Aju Mix)
07. Back To The Start (Herbert)
08. Suddenly (Phil Parnell’s Pianissimo Play Through)
09. Addiction (Nobukazu Takemura Mix)
10. Leave Me Now (Richard Devine Mix)
11. The Audience (Matmos Shifted My Tongue)
12. Addiction (Perry Farrel Version)
13. It’s Only (DJ Koze Mix)

A1. You Saw It All (DJ Koze Mix)
A2. Foreign Bodies (Dave Aju Mix)
B1. Back To The Start
B2. Back To The Start (Mr. Oizo ‘Non’ Mix)

Also included are new remixes by Dave Aju and DJ Koze, two of them will appear on an accompanying 12-inch. All of that glory will be in stores on December 17, pre-cursing the Herbert Complete boxset set for a release in early March.

Merz – The Hunting Owl (Dimlite Re-Hunt)

A look at his Discogs page quickly reveals the number of Dimlite remixes available. I have to admit I was a bit surprised, though I have most of these sitting in my shelf I didn’t think it were that many, though there aren’t too many. There are of course his brilliant re-interpretations of Carlos Niño, Ahu, Flying Lotus, Ritornell, Found, or his own Misel Quitno moniker.

Since November 11, there’s a new one, the track you can hear above, a remix for Merz on Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records. Looks like a digital-only release, but that does not mean you can’t buy it.