Plat du Jour

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MATTHEW HERBERT PRESENTS: PLAT DU JOUR
all tracks written according to the rules of pccom turbo extreme
all tracks written and produced by matthew 'bad ankle' herbert
recorded in the dairy horn and at studio 1 at the dairy
engineer: jamie harley
assistant: alexis smith
mastered by mike marsh at the exchange
published by soundslike music/bucks music group ltd
CD artwork and design by Stanley Donwood

field recordings made by mattthew herbert, with the able assistance of polly russell, alexis smith, john wraight, dani siciliano and lenka clayton.
recorded using a nagra v with two neumann kmr82 microphones and an audiotechnica at825

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THE TRUNCATED LIFE OF A MODERN INDUSTRIALISED CHICKEN
field recordings:
30,000 broiler chickens in one barn
24,000 one minute old chicks in one room of a commercial hatchery
40 free-range chickens in a coop
one of those chickens being killed for a local farmers' market and its
feathers washed and plucked
a dozen organic eggs from tescos
a 2.0l 21cm pyrex classic bowl made in the uk

the average age of a british broiler chicken is between 36 and 41 days

all melodies and chords are samples of eggs on pyrex bowls and played by phil parnell, dave o'higgins, pete wraight and matthew herbert

all live percussion is made from a dozen organic free-range eggs, egg boxes and egg cups and played with chopsticks by leo taylor

the bassline is a 'cheep' from a minute-old chick pitched down

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THESE BRANDED WATERS
studio recordings are of different bottled waters:

dasani: water magnesium sulphate, potassium chloride, salt, ozone. (picked up on plane from canada). owned by coca cola.
thames water tap water.
highland spring (owned by a consortium based in lichtenstein)
evian (bought at sainsburys local) distributed by coca cola in north america
san pelllegrino in glass bottle (found in fridge) owned by nestle
perrier owned by nestle
vittel owned by nestle
perfectly clear, red apple flavour 'sugar free': spring water, citric
acid, flavourings, sweetener (aspartame), preservatives (potassium
sorbate, sodium benzoate) contains a source of phenylalaine
aqua pura 2 litre official bottled water of jaguar uk athletics great britain athletics team

my recent french water bottle said recently: 'your hydration partner'
www.bottledwaterweb.com has more details about these waters and their corporate owners

in india, 69 per cent of the people do not have access to sanitary services
the track is 182 bpm because it takes 182,000 litres of water to make one ton of steel

sanitation coverage is 53% in bangladesh, so the track is 5'30' long
www.rainwaterharvesting.org

how about we turn off public ornamental fountains until the rest of the world has clean drinking water and sanitation?

all melodies and chords are a sample of blowing over the top of a sanpellegrino bottle and played by phil parnell, dave o'higgins, pete wraight and matthew herbert

live percussion is made from all the empty bottles plus a malvern (coca cola) water cooler for a kick drum and played by leo taylor

fight compulsory fluoride in uk tap water

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