Matthew Herbert

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The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band: The State Between Us review – spacious political elegy
Herbert’s mournful album aims to portray Britain in relation to the EU – yet it lacks focus

Dave Simpson

29, Mar, 2019 @9:00 AM

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On my radar: Matthew Herbert’s cultural highlights
The musician and producer on the thrilling music of Nyege Nyege, abstract art and Colm Toibin’s walk along the Northern Irish border

Kathryn Bromwich

10, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian Radio Hour with Matthew Herbert - hear the show
The experimental composer was our special guest on our new radio series on east London station NTS, with a show that explores rhythm in music

Guardian music

05, Feb, 2016 @9:00 AM

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The alternative 2015 Mercury prize shortlist
Our writers pick the 12 albums they think should feature on Friday’s shortlist – from a Geordie inspired by Tuvan throat-singing to an album that samples secondhand bullets

Laura Barton, Kate Hutchinson, Harriet Gibsone, Dave Simpson, Tim Jonze, Alexis Petridis, Gwilym Mumford, Paul MacInnes, Michael Hann, Caroline Sullivan, Alex Needham and Lanre Bakare

15, Oct, 2015 @4:13 PM

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Matthew Herbert's political music playlist
The house musician picks six tracks that pack a message – from Charlie Puth’s ‘witting soundtrack to economic and ecological collapse’ to Billy Bragg’s anti-capitalist rants

Matthew Herbert

20, Aug, 2015 @3:46 PM

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Matthew Herbert: ‘I can make music out of a banana or David Cameron or Belgium’
The experimental producer believes music is a political weapon, sampling everything from the sound of bullets to pigs. His new album The Shakes goes back to his house roots, but this is a pop record packed with serious ideas

Tim Jonze

20, Aug, 2015 @3:44 PM

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HERBERT – The Shakes: exclusive album stream
Have a listen to the latest album from Matthew Herbert – his first dance record in almost a decade – and let us know your thoughts

Guardian music

28, May, 2015 @8:50 AM

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Watch Matthew Herbert's video for Strong
Starring a tortoise and featuring the sounds of UK protest marches, here’s a taste of Herbert’s return to his dance roots, taken from his latest album, The Shakes

Guardian music

30, Mar, 2015 @9:00 AM

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The Crackle – review

Matthew Herbert's hi-tech take on the Faust legend offers a valuable vehicle for young performers, but his humdrum musical setting does little to help a flat-footed script, writes George Hall

George Hall

06, Apr, 2014 @4:32 PM

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John Hollenbeck/Matthew Herbert – review

Matthew Herbert's judicious use of electronics made for a gripping piece about the soundscape of war, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

24, Nov, 2013 @5:21 PM

Transcender in C – review

Reinterpretations by Pantha Du Prince and Matthew Herbert of Terry Riley's In C wisely avoided the reverential or wacky, writes Ben Beaumont-Thomas

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Oct, 2013 @3:30 PM

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Shell targeted by musical protest at South Bank concert

Climate activists sing out against oil company in latest in series of actions against controversial arts sponsors

Susanna Rustin

01, Mar, 2013 @11:08 PM

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