Matthew Herbert ‎– Plat Du Jour

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All tracks written according to the rules of PCCOM turbo extreme.
Recorded in The Dairy Horn and at Studio 1 at the Diary.
Published by Soundslike Music / Bucks Music Group Ltd.

A full list of sound sources and credits can be found at

Booklet in hardback cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 27884 00262 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 827884002629
  • Matrix / Runout: AC19CD 18493
  • Mastering SID Code (Var.1 & 2): IFPI L213
  • Mould SID Code (Var.1): IFPI 3707
  • Mould SID Code (Var.2): IFPI 3715

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AC19PROMOCD Matthew Herbert Plat Du Jour(CD, Album, Promo) Accidental AC19PROMOCD UK 2005 Sell This Version
AC19PROMOCD Matthew Herbert Plat Du Jour(CDr, Album, Promo) Accidental AC19PROMOCD UK 2005 Sell This Version
AC19CD, DK 447 Matthew Herbert Plat Du Jour(CD, Album, Unofficial) Accidental, Unknown (DK) AC19CD, DK 447 Russia 2005 Sell This Version



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January 2, 2008

It's probably premature to call _Plat Du Jour_ Matthew Herbert's triumph (seeing as how he's still making music), but of his works thus far, this is far and away my personal favorite. It works beautifully as a piece of conceptual, political art -- that you can dance to! Who knew that chickens and tapped eggs could result in the funkily sublime "The Truncated Life of a Modern Industrialised Chicken"? Sure, it's not pure musique concrete (Herbert admits freely to fiddling with the sampler knobs), but that freewheeling spirit lives on in the whistling water bottles of "These Branded Waters" or the bouncing, grinding beans of "An Empire of Coffee." Dani Siciliano makes an appearance on the droll "Celebrity" -- anyone who namechecks Beyonce and Gordon Ramsey is ok in my book. The politics of the pieces only emerge in the context of the liner notes, which makes Herbert's accomplishments seem all the more masterful. See, for instance, what went into the making of "Nigella, George, Tony and Me," and you can better appreciate its craftsmanship -- and humor. He also manages melancholy in "The Final Meal of Stacey Lawton" -- all the more tragic once you know the story behind the track. Groovy, musical, and meaningful -- all in one album. It's a real feast.