Creative

Explorations

Music Maker, Photo Taker, Film Shooter, Designer, Occasional Actor,

Retired Television Presenter, Dreamer,

Part-Time Realist, Princeologist,

Contemplator, Hustler

Namaste

Thanks for dropping by. I am Heron and I like making things. This is the digital home for some of my ‘Cracked Analogue’ adventures and exploits. These include music, film, photography, and design. If you haven’t already, I hope that you’ll find something you enjoy.

If you connect with any of my work and would like to say hi or collaborate, feel free to drop me a line. While I love to work alone, I’m also excited about exploring new avenues of expression with others and embarking on interesting creative escapades with kindred spirits.

Project

I am very proud to announce that the latest project here at Cracked Analogue is the collaboration between myself and the uber-talented Cathy Jain. At just 15, Cathy’s debut single ‘I See Us In Heaven’ was made remotely from her bedroom in the UK and my own studio here in India. It was quickly picked up by Radio One in the UK and via our evolving long distance collaboration, she has recorded and released several more singles during 2020.

‘Green Screen’ was released in November 2020 and she continues to create a totally unique musical identity through her own brand of ‘alternative bedroom pop’. Stay tuned for more releases in 2021. This girl is wise beyond her years and is going places!

Music

Reviews

Film

‘Acetate Hustler’ is currently exclusive to this site via Vimeo. It contains the full uncensored ‘Damn Near 6 Minutes Mix’. Unfortunately, it ended up containing some inexcusable profanity, so if you are easily offended, please feel free to pass.

It was a real pleasure to be interviewed by the musical maverick that is Cathy Jain. Amongst other things, we discuss our remote collaboration, Frank Ocean, Frank Zappa and her third single ‘Green Screen’.

Artistry

Songwriting

As a recording artist, I have major record label experience. I also produce and co-write with other artists that I feel a connection with.

Production

My recordings have been released through Virgin/EMI as well as my own Cracked Analogue label. They have also been featured in films & adverts.

Studio

Recordings are produced & mixed from my own studio or using laptops and mobile devices. All personal commercial releases were mastered at Abbey Road and Metropolis.

Directing

After studying film at university in Liverpool, I went on to write & present TV shows on ITV, UK. I direct and edit my own films/music videos.

Camera/Editing

An original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera or iPhone is my preferred way of shooting these days. I edit with any apps I can get my hands on and Davinci Resolve.

Equipment

My setup is fairly minimal and based around a MacBook Pro, Universal Audio Interface, and a few other bits and pieces listed in the studio section.

Studio

Heron Recording Studio

Artwork

Vinyl Record Artwork Umbrella
Vinyl Record Artwork Jukebox Saloon by Heron
Vinyl Record Artwork Turn The Page
The Brown Room Album Artwork
Vinyl Record Umbrella
Vinyl Record Artwork Jukebox Saloon
Vinyl Record Artwork Truth In Time
Artwork Not For Sale by Heron
Vinyl Record Artwork Punk Muthafucka
Vinyl Record Lemon Aid
Vinyl Record Artwork 15 Speakers
Heron Vs Heron Artwork
Vinyl Record Punk Muthafucka
Vinyl Record Artwork Lemon Aid by Heron
Vinyl Record Artwork Smoking In Bed
Acetate Hustler Artwork

Acting

SNOW is a film directed by Washington Buckley. Like many interesting and spontaneous occurrences in my life, I met him one day in a cinema in the city centre of Liverpool. He asked me if I would become a character in a film he was making. After a brief and quite fascinating conversation, I obliged. At that stage, the film was almost complete, and I played a small role as a taxi driver. He then asked me if I would perform a larger role in his next film SNOW. There would be no script, and the film would be improvised. The video above includes only the scenes in which I appear.

About

Most of my time is spent recording music, taking pictures or making films. I create wherever I can, either in my home studio or on the move using my iPhone / Blackmagic Camera.

My approach is fearless, naive, explorative, experimental, playful, indulgent, uncensored, uninhibited, and often, unashamedly melodic. The process is mostly spontaneous and I try not to over think it. Hit me up if you feel like collaborating!

Contact

Phone

Address

Goa, India

Liverpool, UK