Friday, 16 January 2009

The Matthew Herbert Big Band - There's Me and There's you

Herbert is well known for his conceptual Dj work, delving deep into House music but his big band is completely different. Although there is still an inclusion of the collaged samples which brought him legendary status but they are mixed subtly into the background of which the foreground is taken up by very jazzy, big band music reminiscent of the sort of music you would hear at swing clubs in the 1920's. There is so much thought behind this with the lyrics striking against capitalism and the consuerist age we live in bellowed out by the extremely talented singer Eska, this is a very intense, passionate album and certainly one to take time over.

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