Herbert* ‎– Bodily Functions



You're Unknown To Me 2:13
It's Only 7:21
Foreign Bodies 5:37
Suddenly 6:29
I Know 4:24
Leave Me Now 6:36
The Last Beat 4:20
You Saw It All 7:04
On Reflection 4:29
About This Time Each Day 3:44
Addiction 6:44
I Miss You 4:52
It's Only A Reprise 1:57
The Audience 6:15

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
!K7097CD Herbert* Bodily Functions(CD, Album) !K7 Records !K7097CD Europe 2001 Sell This Version
!K7097LP Herbert* Bodily Functions(3x12", Album) Studio !K7 !K7097LP Germany 2001 Sell This Version
!K7097CD Herbert* Bodily Functions(CD, Album, Promo) !K7 Records !K7097CD Europe 2001 Sell This Version
AC37CDJ Herbert* Bodily Functions (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)(2xCD, Album, RE, Gat) Accidental AC37CDJ Japan 2011 Sell This Version
AC66CD Herbert* Bodily Functions(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + S/Edition) Accidental AC66CD Europe 2012 Sell This Version


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July 25, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Bodily Functions, 3x12", Album, !K7097LP

An extraordinary example of the unexpected. By hearing in a whole. Needs a re-release. Wonder, why not happened till now.


June 2, 2017
referencing Bodily Functions, 3x12", Album, !K7097LP

Masterpiece. That's why it's getting scarce and expensive. There's a story going, the songs seem to complete each other. If it wasn't enough already, it comes on a nice gatefold and the mastering was well executed. All in all a must have for those into a more minimalistic electronic music.


July 9, 2016
referencing Bodily Functions, CD, Album, !K7097CD

Hands down one of the best albums of all time!!!


April 9, 2013
referencing Bodily Functions, 3x12", Album, !K7097LP
Please check the past sales history for prices. €75 is out of whack and exploitative!


June 30, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Bodily Functions, CD, Album, !K7097CD

Herbert turns his considerable talents towards a more jazzy path with his album, Bodily Functions. Dani Siciliano is still in full effect on the romantic “You’re Unknown to Me” and the housey “It’s Only,” but other vocalists are introduced as well. Phil Parnell lends his soul to “You Saw It All” and Shingai Shoniwa’s husky voice works to great effect on “I Miss You” and in a duet with Dani on the marvelously complex “The Audience.” “Suddenly” and “Leave Me Now” are more of the sublime house that we crave, while jazz, replete with squelches and noise that only Herbert can manage, is the order of the day on “I Know,” the reworking of “The Last Beat,” and “On Reflection.” Another wonderful album from Herbert -- he just keeps getting better and better.


July 12, 2001
edited over 19 years ago
referencing Bodily Functions, CD, Album, !K7097CD
Brilliant! Normally I can't stand house music, but Herbert always comes through with something intelligent and tasteful that you can sit and listen to with headphones.
The album features samples of household sounds, a Herbert trademark. His collaboration with Matmos has led him to include medical samples (laser eye surgery) and body sounds, like the sampled sound of blood flowing through M.C. Schmidt's veins.
However creepy this may all sound, these songs are lush and beautiful. Dani Siciliano's singing reminds me a bit of Siouxsie's vocals with the Creatures. The lyrics themselves are a bit vague but definitely better than the "love will save the day" nonsense that house divas generally belt out.
Highly recommended.