Is there a busier man in music right now than Matthew Herbert? Fresh off the back of the release his acclaimed new album, The Shakes and the announcement of his next album – which will be released as a book in which British musician will write a description of the record rather than make the music itself – the Accidental Records founder has revealed that he’ll be teaming up with Goldsmiths, University of London to open NX Records third annual pop up shop this month.
Herbert has long been considered a musical visionary, pushing the boundaries of sound with concept albums such as One Pig (for which he recorded the life cycle of a farmed pig from birth to dinner plate), Bodily Functions (made from the sounds of human hair, skin and internal organs) and The End Of Silence (created from a bomb explosion). The UK native’s experiments have led him to become the new Creative Director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, write an opera for the Royal Opera House and score a film for the BFI, all in the last year alone. Stocking content from a slew of our favourite labels – we’re told that raster-noton, Hyperdub, Planet Mu and naturally Accidental have all sent wax over to the store – the shop isn’t only for vinyl enthusiasts with a number of CDs, DVDS, books, zines and prints also available and weekly BYOB in-store events.
Located on 310 New Cross Road, 310 NXRD opens Friday October 9th and runs until the end of the month.
Check the store’s Facebook page for more information.