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Bodily Functions
Herbert
Bodily Functions
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Herbert
Title: Bodily Functions
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: K7
Release Date: 6/5/2001
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
Styles: House, Techno, Experimental Music, Dance Pop, Experimental Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 730003709722

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Sounds of the future
John Jones | Chicago IL | 02/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even if you're hip enough to love the "Verve Remixed" projects, nothing can quite prepare you for the experience that is Herbert. Never before has such an organic blend been achieved; it's damn near impossible to determine where jazz ends and electronica begins.Tracks like "Suddenly" and "Leave Me Now" percolate at tempos fast enough for dancing, even though their musical backdrops are dreamily mesmerizing, perfect for chilling on a sofa. "On Reflection" takes it one step further and puts its toes right on the edge of the dancefloor; the tempo and percussion make you think the bass drum will kick in at any minute, but the song stays content as a supper club ballad with a beatnik crashing the party with his own bongo drum groove."Addiction" and "I Miss You" are intoxicating ballads with similar percussion flourishes, but other cuts like "I Know" and "About This Time Each Day" prove that ringleader Matthew Herbert could hold his own with straight-ahead jazz cats. Vocalist Dani Sicilliano casts a hazy spell throughout the album, managing to chart that rare territory of vocals that sound dreamy, lazy and still passionate. Herbert goes out with a bang, however, as "The Audience" challenges one and all to sit still while Dani's "move with me" chorus floats over a bubbly and irresistible club groove.The credits are shaped like a human eye and are hard as hell to read, but finding out certain percussion sounds came from laser eye surgery or a mouse who fell into a wastebasket make it well worth the trip. In a way, it all proves "Bodily Functions" is the epitome of jazz: its creative spirit is influenced only by itself and becomes more profound when it feeds off its own origination. Music fans who take the time to sit and absorb "Bodily Functions" before they let it be background fare may well find themselves immobile from the disc's hazy, alluring start to its rousing, celebratory finish. You are hereby challenged to find anything else that sounds like this."
Ahead of the rest.
Eddie McDaid | Glasgow, uk | 02/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A truly astonishing album from start to finish. A more complete work from Herbert, I have not heard. The journey you experience while listening to an album full of clever, heartfelt songs, will leave you completely satisfied and yearning for more. This album is one of those rare musical experiences, which allows you to lie back and drift away with ease, while still holding a rhythm that urges you to tap your foot and shake your thing. 'Suddenly' and 'Leave me Now' encapsulate this perfectly, while 'The Audience', will have you probably being forcibly removed from the dance floor. Beautifully crafted songs set against a backdrop of ingenious beats and samples. Far ahead of its time. Buy now, not later, NOW!!"
Like Everything But The Girl but jazzier & with body sounds
Manny Hernandez | Bay Area, CA | 09/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"British keyboardist, producer and DJ, Matthew Herbert, continues to keep it real (as his musical manifesto goes) having put out his eighth production right on time for a summer filled with some largely expected releases: REM, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Faithless, BJork, etc.For percussion, he sampled all imaginable bodily sounds. In fact, the sleeve reads for one of the songs: "All percussion taken from bodily function sounds kindly donated by strangers and friends around the world." This, he combines with the sound of some more traditional 'instruments' including at some point a very jazzy piano ('The Last Beat' and 'I know' are a good example of this). Finally, Dana Siciliano puts in a touch that makes this production somewhat resemble the sound of Everything But The Girl (songs like 'It's Only' and 'Miss you'), with her sweet voice, to match Herbert's intimate bodily compositions.Not your typical production, not a grand, grand production either, but definitely one that deserves being listened to and given a try."