Lady Gaga might have worn steak to an awards ceremony, but I still never thought I’d see a happy marriage between two of my most disparate interests: electronic music and animal husbandry.
But if anyone was to do it, it’s Matthew Herbert, a man who has made entire albums out of recording coke cans, stomach rumblings and torn newspapers. According to his manifesto, he rejects drum machines and samples of music that already exists, building everything out of samples of his immediate surroundings, or else live instruments. For the album “Bodily Functions,” he recorded yawns, coughs, scratching, and all the other infinitesimal sounds that human bodies make, and then formed beats, loops and melodies out of them.
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