Matthew Herbert And The Process Behind One Pig

Video by Accidental Records

Very few producers have used a sampler quite like Matthew Herbert has. Developing a personal manifesto early on that forebid the sampling of other music, Herbert turned to household items and a world of found sounds to create unconventional dance music and off-kilter orchestrations for film scores. His latest album, One Pig, could be seen as his most political statement yet, turning his microphone towards the food industry and focusing solely on a single pig, capturing its life from birth to the butcher to the plate.

The very concept was enough to draw the ire of PETA, who started up a Facebook group in protest of the album's production. However, the final product displays a wealth of compassion and sensitivity towards the pig's life while being honest about the choices and conditions surrounding its death. The ten-minute video above is a fascinating walkthrough of each track on the album, including what was used to actually make some of those sounds (you won't believe the pig's blood reed instrument until you actually see it).
Matthew Herbert's One Pig is out now on Accidental Records.

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