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Bodily Functions Double CD, Special Edition

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Product details

  • Audio CD (17 Dec. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Double CD, Special Edition
  • Label: Accidental
  • ASIN: B008XFDGJQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,933 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. You're Unknown to Me
2. It's Only
3. Foreign Bodies
4. Suddenly
5. I Know
6. Leave Me Now
7. The Last Beat
Disc: 2
1. You Saw It All
2. On Reflection
3. About This Time Each Day
4. Addiction
5. I Miss You
6. It's Only a Reprise
7. The Audience

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By MR D E FULLER on 21 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
Having read about the way that Matthew Herbert makes music out of anything that comes to hand, how he spent 15 minutes of a show in the Royal Albert Hall entertaining the audience by scrunching a crisp packet into a microphone, how this new album features percussion sounds from skin, bones and hair and extensively samples his newborn baby - I was prepared for the depth and variety of sound on the album and the detail and barmy brilliance of the composition...
What I wasn't prepared for was quite how purely melodic and emotionally captivating the songs on the album have proved to be... the vocals are hauntingly beautiful and the quality of playing on the piano and strings are also superb...
I can't recommend this album highly enough - I buy and listen to a LOT of music, and this is an album of the year for sure... combining the best of electronic music with some beautiful classical musicianship.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul C Cant on 10 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
There is only one way to describe Matthew Herbert, and that word is genius. I have always been one for experimental artists at the best of times, but occasionally few pull it off, but with 'Bodily Functions', Herbert has produced one of the best experimental lp's to date. Right from the off, Herbert manages to creat a vibe like no other, combining jazz, deep house, strange human created noises (including his recently new born baby) to amazing affect. For me, there is not a single track on the album which lets it down, it is so consistantly good from start to finish. Stand out tracks include 'I know', 'Addiction' and 'Leave Me Now'. I would recommend this lp to anyone who is willing to give experimental artists a listen, as trust me, you will not find a better example than 'Body Functions'. A true triumph
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Misnoma on 11 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
"Dance" is a pretty strong word for this, but who's going to call it NuChillOut? ;-) naive female vocals, odd sounds and occasional clips of studio dialogue add a charming homemade feel to what is overall a very classy production. Even when the housey tempos and patterns kick in, clicky found sounds and kitchen drawer percussion keep the vibe more spacious. And over half the tracks, you'd no way ever dance to . they are full-on slow, subdued and ambient to the point of being . . . ponderous. lovely stand-up bass and real pianos lend a hyper-real smooth jazziness which - unless there is something wrong with my system - he then slurs and saturates, which seems kind of contrived to me. The musical ideas are excellent, but the instrumentation, "found" sounds, and avant garde audio-dogma-style manifesto I just read about above, are not fully integrated - contributing more conceptually than aesthetically i reckon. ahem. (The first track is mildly like Diana Krall with someone slurping and rattling a toaster in the background. you dig?) but hey, it's his album. In a year it might sound gimmicky - or timeless. above all this is MUSIC with rhythms, melodies and chords that will not disappoint. a crisp fresh fusion of dance, jazz, and pop with a hint Squarepusher / Aphex -type trickery without which it would actually be traditionally good anyway. recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
astonishingly good! if you appreciate the jazz scene (be it coltrane, davis or something a little fresher like courtney pine), if you're into the likes of the cinematic orchestra, appliance or even moloko and you generally feel uplifted and rewarded by innovative yet reflective music then bodily functions will be right up your street. sumptuous is another word that would seem most apt (although possibly mispelt knowing my poor grasp of all things literary).
fantastic - listen to the samples, then wish for more!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hsin Hua Liu on 26 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Matthew Herbert is one of the most talented and versatile (if not the most) producers in the dance/electronica arena. He dabbles in techno (as Radioboy), jazz/electro beats (as Doctor Rockit) and of course house (as Herbert). "Bodily Functions" is his 3rd "HERBERT" album and probably his most brilliant work so far. Combining deep house beats, 40's jazz sounds and mutated sounds and noises, "Bodily Functions" is perhaps the most memorable dance album in recent times. "It's Only", "Leave Me Now", "The Audience" and "Suddenly" are highlights but all other tracks are just as stunning. This is by far the best dance album of 2001.
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