The Music

By Matthew Herbert

A new album - that's a book -

Friday, 13 April 2018

Almost there

hello.

so it looks like the book is at the presses and out as soon as they have finished copies of the special edition. not having done a book with unbound before i'm not entirely sure when supporters books arrive, but i've been told they should be on their way soon.

i just wanted to say a final sincere thank you again for your investment in the book and your patience whilst i wrote the thing. i've made a lot of records over the years but there feels something entirely different about holding a book you've written in your hand. maybe it's the fact a book doesn't require much, a little light to read it by and not too many distractions. i love music for its invisibleness, its impossibility to be nailed to a spot (or burned for that matter) but i'm proud to finally have something in print that is a manifestation of many years of thinking and a couple of years of typing.

i hope you find something of interest in it and i'll always be so grateful for your support in making it happen. 

sincerely

matthew

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John Griffiths
 John Griffiths says:

just to say well done. I gather there have been issues at the printers. But at least I have been able to get started with the digital version of the book. It's such a great concept. I will do my best to plug the book on various forums where digital musicians gather. I think it would be fun to see if you could have a sample variation where a musician could volunteer to create a paragraph from the book which other musicians could then sample and loop. Less pressure than trying to take on a chapter or the whole thing. What do you think? I hang out with Maschine users who use Native Instruments software as well as using Ableton Live.

posted 13th April 2018

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