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Matthew Herbert: The Body Politician

Rob Young, The Wire, May 2003

If electronica constructed entirely from sampled body parts, stacked recordings of falling telephone directories or the noise of domestic appliances hasn't already established that utopian musician Matthew Herbert makes his own house rules, he has also launched a Dogme style manifesto for musicians, and released a politicised big band album that subverts easy listening conventions in response to 9/11.

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