I first came into contact with Herbert purely by accident in his Doctor Rockit disguise. Mid 90s lables such as Clear and Warp were pioneering a back to electro revival that produced some great tracks. Herbert's work appeared on just about every compilation that the labels put out and so I had a great exposure to the tunes. Many years later, around the time Bodily Functions came out, I was floating between generes looking for something new to turn me on. I found the album discounted in a second hand music store and suddenly discovered myself back with an old friend. He was a bridge between the emerging microhouse secene and the melodicism of electronica. I dug into the back catalog and discovered Around the House which was much more housey than Bodily Functions. It has a traditional house feel but with an updated style of sampling that seems to owe some debt to Todd Edwards.
Herbert - Close To Me