>>> Pre 'Fall of Chronopolis' tour & LP recording <<<
by Nicky Garratt
After the drive further up the west coast we dropped Ursula off at her house and took the bus in; just a $12 light bulb fixed the problem!
Hedersleben have played Seattle twice before opening for Nik Turner; so we hoped we might get a good crowd. The LoFi is a perfect space for the band. It has a big stage and decent sound system. Tonight two opening bands are on the line-up before St. James. The first was an improv band with a clear Can influence. The second featured the sound engineer. He played a double neck six string guitar/sitar. St. James and The Apostles played well as always, coming down off the stage at the end to utilize the out-of-tune piano in a cowboy saloon jam. The crowd had thinned out for them but those who stayed were impressed.
Talking to people at the Merch table I found out that some had seen us before on the Nik Turner tour, some had heard us on Henry Rollins’ radio show (see photo below) and others read the preview in Seattle's preview paper.
We changed the set a little tonight putting ‘Somewhen Veaa (Dreamstate)’ later. This bettered the dynamics. The stage sound was great and we were a hit. It finally felt right. (See photo above...)
It was the best sales night since going out with Nik Turner, vinyl, vinyl, vinyl...
We are staying in a warehouse with a big Mexican fruit and vegetable market across the road selling the best Mangos. I ate two yesterday and will go back today…
Huge thanks to Mike Kiker (organist, pianist, bassist and multi-instrumentalist for
St James & The Apostles) for some of the photos used for Nicky's tour diary...
Nicky Garratt - Guitar
Jason Willer - Drums & Percussion
Kephera Moon - Keys, Synths & Vocals
Ariana Jade - Vocals & Violin
Ursula Stuart - Bass & Vocals
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Live preview of new song from forthcoming Hedersleben album
On their Facebook page, the band publicised "a clip from the last tour featuring a track from our up and coming album titled 'The Fall of Chronopolis'..." which you can watch below
BELOW IS THE NEWS STORY ANNOUNCING
NICKY'S LATEST EXCLUSIVE T&M HEDERSLEBEN WRITINGS...
NICKY GARRATT EXCLUSIVE!
Nicky' Tour Diary Part 4
Time & Matter are absolutely thrilled that ex-U.K. Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt has resumed his popular 'NICKY'S GUITAR NOTES' exclusive articles for this website.
The fourth part of Nicky's tour diary has been published today (27/04/2015)
Nicky will be detailing his thoughts about the preparations for his Krautrock/Spacerock band Hedersleben, who will be recording their eagerly anticipated third album 'Fall Of Chronolpolis', after this current tour finishes...
The recording on the third album 'Fall Of Chronopolis' starts on May 7th with our new bass player Ursula Stuart and violinist player Ariana Jade, both of whom will also provide vocals: http://hedersleben.com/news.html"
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CDs SIGNED BY NICKY GARRATT AVAILABLE...
The Time & Matter webstore has got the first two Hedersleben CDs in stock, of which we have a limited amount signed by Nicky, and we have also just taken stock of a limited number of Brainticket CDs, which Nicky has kindly also exclusively autographed for us...
FURTHER BACKGROUND INFO...
The following articles/news have previously appeared on T&M and are added here to give the reader further information on Nicky's ongoing Hedersleben project...
Nicky Garratt T&M Exclusive
Nicky explains the new songs exclusively for T&M
New album line-up: Nicky Garratt - Guitars / Kephera Moon - Keys / Kati Knox - Vocals / Bryce Shelton - Bass / Jason Willer - Drums/Percussion.
"This is the only time I've ever explained the meaning of these songs!
I envisioned the first 3 Hedersleben LPs from the band’s inception.
It's Time and Matter - or strictly Time and Space - in a sense.
The first album 'Upgoer' is about humanities ultimate goal of going up.
Upgoer (part one)
We look up! You will hear the sounds of Earth and at the end the voice is a recording of the last speaker of a dead language.
Der Donnervogel (Dreamstate)
Up we go and we pass, allegorically, through the mythical Thunderbird constellation.
Thoughts during the journey. (Words by K. Bean).
Upgoer (Part 2)
The expansive galaxy engulfs the ship as do the possibilities.
The End of Love. (Dreamstate)
The crew emerge from the cryogenic machines. To them they have just said their goodbyes to lovers, friends and families who have, by now been dead for thousands of years.
The second, new album, 'Die Neuen Welten' continues our saga as we celebrate the new worlds discovered by the Kepler space telescope. Now these planets await.
Zu Den Neuen Welten
To the new worlds.
(On The Ground) Safe and Sound
The unmanned probe lands.
Nomad World (Dreamstate)
We know planets can be ejected from star systems to drift darkly through interstellar space. It has been postulated that they might be more numerous than stellar bound worlds. These orphans mimic humanity itself until we can show we are not alone.
One of Space telescope Kepler's triumphs.
Tiny Flowers/Little Moon
…and life goes on. Little Moon is our keyboard player Kephera's world - you'll need a passport.
It is due to be recorded next year..."
Nicky Garratt 16 July 2014
HEDERSLEBEN FILM RELEASED IN AUGUST 2014
Hedersleben released a 17 minute film/video version of Zu Den Neuen Welten back in August 2014. It was shot and directed by Erren Franklin, and at the end of the piece, there is a little footage of what Nicky described to T&M as "Hedersleben goofing around..."