Boomkat Product Review:
'One Club' is the second in Matthew Herbert 'One' trilogy. It's entirely composed from sounds recorded on one night at the Robert Johnson Club in Germany during 2009. While conceptually tethered to the previous song-based 'One One' and still in accord with the rules of his PCCOM manifesto, Herbert took a different approach with 'One Club', rigging Frankfurt's infamous venue with microphones everywhere from the DJ booth to the floor, to peoples bodies, the taxis that took them home, in the toilets, on security, the bar and the cloakroom, even turning the music off and ordering the crowd to make noises over a two hour period. The results were then sampled and reformed into abstract glitching and rhythmic minimal techno reminiscent of his Radio Boy releases and Wishmountain releases. In doing so he does capture something of the essence of the club by the very nature of the source sounds, and sees him return to more percussive/dancefloor based material for the first time in years. Recommended.