HEDERSLEBEN 4 - Orbit (Part 1)
New Line-up return with a new album 'Orbit'
A T&M website exclusive
by Nicky Garratt
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NICKY GARRATT'S FANTASTIC KRAUTROCK BAND HEDERSLEBEN ARE DUE TO RETURN
WITH A BRAND NEW LINE UP, A FOURTH ALBUM AND A TOUR...***
On drums is John Daren Thomas who has a BA in percussion from Humboldt State University. Incidentally, John's father played keyboards with Captain Beefheart.
On bass and vocals is the very talented Doc Miller who studied music at CalArts. On this album I reunite with Alicia Previn on vocals and violin, Alicia - daughter of Conductor André Previn - and I both played in the 90s art rock band Ten Bright Spikes.
More relevant to Hedersleben though is that Alicia was part of The Source Family and played with members of the psychedelic rock band YaHoWha 13 in the early 1970s. There is a compelling 2012 documentary ‘The Source Family’ available on DVD which mentions Alicia. She was the cult’s archivist until the death of the charismatic leader Father Yod in Hawaii.
Clearly this is the most musically literate and accomplished line-up of Hedersleben so far. One downside however is that the members are no longer centralised in the Bay Area - making one-off gigs and indeed rehearsals difficult. Rehearsals and recording are now lock-in affairs but frankly I've always preferred that anyway. It always seemed to me that the once or twice a week rehearsal model is more a social gathering.
We recorded the album at Feast Or Famine in San Francisco. Jai Young and I are producing it together with Jai Young doing the engineering.
After the backing tracks were recorded Alicia went back to San Diego and John to Humboldt county.
The candidate pieces for the album mostly took provisional titles of ‘Orbit 1’, ‘Orbit 2’ etc. Starting at a couple of dozen, through the process of rehearsing and much self-editing, the number of songs/pieces ended up at eleven.
These may be reduced further after mixing to perhaps nine or ten.
Here are the songs with a brief synopsis on each…
Hedersleben - Orbit - Track by track
- Judas Star (Garratt)
- Rarefied Air (Garratt/Kim/Previn)
- Where Sebastian Lies (Garratt)
Alicia sang it originally but under a bit of pressure from the band I took a shot at it as I had on the demo. For that it might get cut... We'll see after it's mixed. The music is rather church organ like.
- History Of Light (Kim/Previn)
- Be There (Kim/Garratt)
- Perigee (Miller)
- Walk Above The Clouds (Garratt/Previn)
- Apogee (Garratt)
- Hedersleben (Dreamstate) (Garratt)
- Distant Sun (Garratt)
- Gravity Assist (Garratt)
Nicky Garratt - September 2016
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Hedersleben to support Nik Turner on Fall tour
10/27 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Opera House
10/28 - Arcata, CA - Richard's Goat Tavern
10/29 - Portland, OR - The High Water Mark
10/30 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
10/31 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
11/3 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
11/4 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
11/5 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
11/6 - Chicago,IL - Reggies
11/7 - Milwaukee,WI - Shank Hall
11/8 - Indianapolis,IN - 5th Quarter Lounge
11/10 - Columbus, OH - Ace Of Cups
11/12 - Detroit,MI - Echo Fest at Magic Stick
11/13 - Cleveland,OH - The Grog Shop
11/14 -Rochester,NY -Bug Jar
11/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
11/16 - Philadelphia,PA - Kung Fu Necktie
11/17 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
11/18 - Knoxville, TN - TBA
11/19 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
11/20 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
11/21 - Houston Texas - White Oak Music Hall
11/22 - Austin, TX - Grizzly Hall
11/23 - TBA 11/24 - El Paso - TBA
11/25 - TBA 11/26 - San Diego, CA - TBA
11/27 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
11/28 - San Francisco , CA - The Elbo Room
BELOW IS THE NEWS STORY ANNOUNCING
NICKY'S LATEST EXCLUSIVE T&M HEDERSLEBEN WRITINGS...
NICKY GARRATT EXCLUSIVE!
Exploring the new Hedersleben album
Time & Matter are absolutely thrilled that ex-U.K. Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt has written another exclusive article for his popular T&M section
'NICKY'S GUITAR NOTES'.
After previously writing articles on his various guitars as well as penning a recording diary for T&M along with giving exclusive insights into each new song, Nicky, as he generously did with the first three Hedersleben LPs, reveals the inspiration and story behind the soon to be released fourth Hedersleben album 'Orbit', in yet another fascinating article.
The latest article published today (25/09/2016)
Read Nicky's brand new exclusive to T&M article - click here
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The Time & Matter webstore has got the first three Hedersleben albums in stock, of which we have a limited amount signed by Nicky as well as by the band...