'Heron Vs Heron' is the 2nd Long Player from The Artist Currently Known As Heron. If Heron's debut 'The Brown Room' (Virgin/Cracked Analogue) could be considered 'lo-fi' then this one is probably best described as 'lo-hi'.
Maintaining all the elements that make up his so called 'Cracked Analogue' sound, 'Heron vs Heron' is again a mixed up fusion of styles, sounds, beats and vocals. Heron writes, produces and performs all the tracks, with the exception of some incredible guest performances by Dave Westlake (Sneaker Pimps) on drums, Gurmeet Sian on dilruba and Jim Abiss, who co-produces 5 of the tracks. Iestyn Polson also provides additional production on Smoking In Bed.
"I think this is a good record. I don't know if it's a great record but I know it's not a bad record. As far as second albums go, I think it's more accessible than Terrence Trent D'Arby's 'Neither Fish Nor Flesh' but maybe not quite as accessible as Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' LP. Actually it doesn't sound much like either of those records. In fact I don't know why I mentioned them. It's a pretty melodic record with a healthy dose of darkness. But definitely not darkness for the sake of darkness though, and certainly nothing like that band The Darkness. More of a subtle darkness. The kind of darkness you feel when you spend too much time alone thinking how dark things can be."
"It would be nice to think that at least one other person in the world liked this record too though, as that would somehow imply a faint connection with the outside world, but if nobody likes it there's not much I can do about it. I don't expect people to like it but I also don't expect people to dislike it. It's just there to be discovered if people want to discover it. I like the idea of records just finding their natural place in the world. "
Heron Vs Heron is Out Now Cracked Analogue.
released September 9, 2009
Heron Vs Heron (Cracked Analogue)
Written, produced, performed and mixed by Heron
except where indicated
Mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road
All tracks recorded in The Brown Room.
Additional recording, production and mix on tracks 1, 3, 6, 8 and 9 at Mayfair Studios by Jim Abbiss
Track 4 mixed at Parr Street studios by Mark Phythian
Track 2 mixed at Eden Studios by Hugo Nicholson
Additional production by Iestyn Polsen
Cracked Analogue tape transferal by Andrea Wright at Parr Street Studios
Also thanks to Nick Webb and Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios for additional mastering solutions
My dirty work: Sarah Williams (aka DJ Law)
Very special thanks to:
Ann & Jim heron
Also thanks to everyone who has helped, worked with and supported me so far.
I hope u know who you are.
This record is dedicated to Ann Heron.
(c) Cracked Analogue Limited
(p) Copyright Control.