Matthew Herbert Quintet
One Pig is the story of a single, anonymous farm animal’s journey from birth to plate. The album is an elegy to a life lived for the benefit of humans and raises complex questions about our relationship to these often-maligned and misunderstood creatures. One Pig is made entirely out of sounds from the pig and its surroundings – the first squeals, the sound of it being alone for the first time, and the dripping of its blood after being butchered. The result is a delicate, beautiful, and occasional terrifying musical composition with a profundity rarely heard in electronic music.
Audio clip: Matthew Herbert - One Pig (May 2011)