Matthew Herbert will release the much anticipated album One Pig on 10 October 2011 on Accidental Records. The album, made entirely from recordings of a modern pig’s life cycle from birth to plate, aims to listen in on a single farm animal’s life in the context of an otherwise-anonymous food chain.

Herbert will present a live version of the record at London’s Royal Opera House in early September, as part of Mike Figgis’s Just Tell The Truth festival. A full album launch will happen later in London in early October, to which you will of course be invited first.

The project has already generated much media interest and some controversy. PETA rushed to condemn One Pig as making “entertainment” from animal cruelty, apparently without first checking key details about Herbert’s intention and methods, and there is a facebook campaign attempting to prevent the release of the record.

One Pig is the final installment of Matthew Herbert’s ‘One Trilogy’: three albums, each about one thing.
(Though if you know much about Matthew, you know he’s already planning 10,001 new things…)