Swing Back To The Future

Take a big band sound, add banks of electronics, blend in sampled sound and a little rave culture, and you get an experiment in the old time. “By taking a dated musical style – big-band jazz – and marrying it with the kind of electronic processes usually reserved for cutting-edge dance music, Matthew Herbert has made the world’s first experimental yet traditional album. If the Institute of Contemporary Arts held a pensioners’ tea-and-modems morning, this would be its soundtrack.”