>>> Pre 'Fall of Chronopolis' tour & LP recording <<< 


   by Nicky Garratt  


The Obsidian in Olympia is a fine club.

It has a full stage, great sound system and better than average lighting.

This was a four band bill, St James & The Apostles, Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, Hedersleben and Vexx headlined.

All four bands were very different and the audience reflected that. I can't say that it was our crowd really, but a bunch of people really enjoyed us, the rest were enthusiastic enough.

After the show we drove back to Portland OR to get a few hours’ sleep at Meg's house (our former merchandise lady).

Below: Images from the 26/4/2015 Olympia show - click to enlarge...


Today is a seven hour drive back to California for the Eureka show. After the 5 freeway, the 99 cuts through the beautiful pine covered mountains and crystal streams until it joins the 101.

This is truly breath-taking countryside and just south of Eureka lays the world’s tallest trees; the Giant Redwoods which we intend to view tomorrow.

Our friends White Manna were up front when we played our set. For Eureka on a Sunday night the turnout was okay, in fact Jason (pictured left) thinks it might have been the best show we've played here including the two times with Nik Turner. Our set is really coming together also. The tricky numbers like ‘Minion’ or ‘Imperator’ are now finding their voices.


The Sirens Song is an upscale bar on 2nd street. We arrived a little late and Deep Dark Light were already playing. I really liked them, there is a fine line between ambient Krautrock and New Age, this duo was firmly on the right side of the line. They’ve also mastered the lost art of playing exceptionally quietly.

We set off early back to San Francisco to give us time to stop at the Giant Redwood trees where Ari decided to take off her clothes - coming back to the bus naked!

Perhaps the elderly couple in the car parked next to us had a heart attack, or they were asleep, we'll never know?


...Nicky Garratt 29 April 2015

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...
    St. James & The Apostles' Facebook page - click here   


Hedersleben 3 are:
Nicky Garratt - Guitar
Jason Willer - Drums & Percussion
Kephera Moon - Keys, Synths & Vocals
Ariana Jade - Vocals & Violin
Ursula Stuart - Bass & Vocals

   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





   Nicky' Tour Diary Part 5

'Naked in the Woods...!'

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 fifth part of Nicky's tour diary has been published today (01/05/2015)


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...

Regarding his ongoing Hedersleben project, Nicky enthused to T&M that "Hedersleben are doing very well, the reviews on the new (second) album have been great. Read them here: http://hedersleben.com/merchandise-reviews2.html.
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 vocalshttp://hedersleben.com/news.html"
"This will be our most ambitious project to date - The Fall Of Chronopolis. Movements from this concept album were played live on the 2013 and 2014 tours and now the band is in rehearsals for a spring recording... my articles for T&M will give you exclusive insights to this exciting time for Hedersleben.."
Hedersleben 3 Tour 2015 (With St James and the Apostles)

Click the above tour poster to enlarge



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...

Buy Hedersleben I CD - click here (autographed by Nicky Garratt)
Buy Hedersleben II CD - click here (not autographed)
Buy Brainticket CD - click here (autographed by Nicky Garratt)



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  

Nicky Garratt's new band Hedersleben have a brand album out now. Entitled 'Die Neuen Welten', it is the second of a trio of albums, and follows on from their 2013 debut 'Upgoer'.
Time & Matter are pleased to announce that we are now stocking the second Hedersleben CD, 'Die Neuen Welten', featuring Nicky Garratt as well as ex-U.K. Subs drummer Jason Willer...
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.
Dark Nebula
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.

The third album 'Fall Of Chronopolis' is about that unsettling dimension that robs us of everything: Time. It is based on the glorious book of the same name by Barrington J.Bayley.


It is due to be recorded next year..."

Nicky Garratt 16 July 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..."