Mr. Herbert Quain – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Waiting EP

It isn’t easy to live up to a comparison to sampling legend DJ Shadow but so far Mr. Herbert Quain’s How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Waiting EP, which was described as “taking the same path already experienced by the likes of DJ Shadow or Nicolas Jaar” doesn’t disappoint.  Instead of capturing the beauty of a city at midnight or using empty space and weird noise to take us far, far away, Mr. Herbert Quain employs aged sounds and samples to take his songs somewhere older and warmly sentimental.  Samples of what could be Scientology manuals or novels and poems pop up in a unique blend of the bizarre and familiar.  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Waiting is a consistently exciting and surprising listen and works well as a cohesive package.  Stream my favorite track from the release below and listen to the rest after the jump.

-PK

pkelly94Mr. Herbert Quain – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Waiting EP