- Style:House,Left-Field House,Jazz-House,Club/Dance
- Date of release:May 30, 2006
- Recording date:November, 2005
- Recording location:Country Witness
- Size FLAC version1559 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1264 megabytes
- Size WMA version1742 megabytes
- Formats:MP4 MOD MP2 VQF DMF ASF
Scale is a studio album by British electronic musician Herbert. It was released via Studio !K7 on 29 May 2006. Scale peaked at number 24 on the UK Independent Albums Chart and number 20 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. According to the liner notes, 635 objects were used to create the album. These include traditional instruments, such as violins and guitars, as well as other objects, such as breakfast cereal, gas pumps and coffins.
Other – Sarah Hopper. Other – Russell Swift. Piano – Phil Parnell. Producer – Matthew 'Never Enough Time' Herbert. Vocals – Dani Siciliano (tracks: 1 to 10). Written-By – Dani Siciliano. Written-By, Lyrics By – Matthew Herbert. 모. Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road 05.
635 objects used to create this album, with images of each in the pages of the book-style case. Made in Germany LC 07306 All tracks published by Soundslike Music/Bucks Music Group Ltd under exclusive license from Accidental Records to !K7.
Much of Scale has a sumptuous jazz feel, but unlike Herbert's slightly stodgy and overly retro big band album from 2002, the music remembers that big band jazz moved the hips. And then there are the strings. Recorded live at Abbey Road Studios, the strings on Scale are the most sumptuous musical elements to ever appear on a Herbert record. Wags have already said they're more Lawrence Welk than Nelson Riddle. Vocally, Scale is a constant delight. Siciliano's voice, once lurking in the hallways of Herbert's house productions, is now center stage. Herbert takes the tricks he learned on Ruby Blue in layering and harmonizing voices and revels in them.
Herbert is more upset about the state of the planet than ever, especially when it comes to the actions and inactions of Bush and Blair, but he has also made it known that he aimed to make an enjoyable, richly musical album full of melodies and multi-part harmonies.
Scale Album Cover Art. Herbert.
Herbert - Scale Politics and electronic music didn’t used to be such strange bedfellows. Yet somewhere along the way these overt political statements largely disappeared, especially in the dance community, in favour of music produced purely for pleasure. And for those offended by Herbert's ideology, it's an album which can be easily enjoyed, simply, as a collection of satisfyingly clever pop songs.
CreditsChris Bolster - Engineer
Lenka Clayton - Artwork, Photography, Video
Ambrose Field - Engineer
Rebecca Gibson - Copyist
Herbert - Primary Artist
James Price Herbert - Artwork, Photography, Video
Matthew Herbert - Composer, Producer
Sarah Hopper - Fonts
Diego Magallanes - Palmas
Mandy Parnell - Mastering
Phil Parnell - Piano
Dani Siciliano - Composer
Alexis Smith - Assistant Engineer, Field Recording
Ian Stickland - Assistant Engineer
Mirek Stiles - Assistant Engineer
Russell Swift - Orchestra Contractor
Leo Bubba Taylor - Drums
Neil Thomas - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Peter Wraight - Arranger, Clarinet (Bass), Flugelhorn, Flute
|1||Something Isn't Right Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||3:44|
|2||The Movers and the Shakers Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||4:15|
|3||Moving Like a Train Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||5:52|
|4||Harmonise Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||5:39|
|5||We're in Love Matthew Herbert||Herbert||4:43|
|6||Birds of a Feather Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||5:05|
|7||Those Feelings Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||4:23|
|8||Down Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||6:12|
|9||Movie Star Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||4:14|
|10||Just Once Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||6:23|
|11||Wrong Matthew Herbert / Dani Siciliano||Herbert||1:01|