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Herbert Reissues Bodily Functions
The Quietus , November 26th, 2012 06:39

2001 house album by experimental electronic explorer for reissue in December

Accidental Records have announced that they are to reissue Herbert's seminal vocal house LP Bodily Functions on 17th December. It will be released as a 2CD set, with one disc featuring the original album in its entirety, and the second disc featuring a set of new remixes, including version of album tracks by the likes of Plaid, Matmos, Dave Aju, DJ Koze and Jamie Lidell.

Bodily Functions, which appeared on a number of 'end of decade' type round-up lists at the end of 2010, was recorded in collaboration with Matthew Herbert's then-wife Dani Siciliano. Alongside her vocals, Herbert constructed the track out of a variety of sampled sounds from the human body (as the album title suggests). Listen to 'Leave Me Here Now' below.

That approach pre-empted the following decade's worth of his own work, which has found him moving progressively further from the deep and texturally rich club music he originally made his name for, and has included albums made of samples of food preparation (2005's Plat Du Jour) and the birth, life, death and cooking of a pig (last year's One Pig, which landed him in hot water with PETA).

On the same day as the Bodily Functions album reissue, Accidental are also set to release a 12" containing remixes by Dave Aju and DJ Koze (you can listen to the former via the embed below), a rare Herbert track entitled 'Back To The Start' and a remix by France's Mr. Oizo.

This reissue arrives in advance of a box set entitled Herbert Complete, which we imagine will do pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, and is set for release on 4th March 2013.