Inchindown’ is the debut album from our neighbours, Tim Garratt and Matthew Heywood.
Tim Garratt (Moon Zero) has an ongoing relationship with Blank Editions, his name appearing on a whole mess of our catalogue entries through the numerous records he has performed and engineered for us since the labels inception.
Matthew Heywood (Bruised Skies) came to our attention through Tim and we released Bruised Skies debut physical album, ‘Guide’ in 2015 as part of The Blank Tapes Series.
The self-titled debut album portrays a powerfully mournful, but beautifully stark work. The soundtrack to walking through a storm of ash, only to realise that the city is on fire and viewing this incredible spectacle from afar. It is a dark, yet somehow hopeful record and a focussed collaboration that expands upon their ambient solo work.
Although named after a small industrial town in Scotland, the record grounds itself to our hometown of Hackney. The 3-part ‘Ridley Road’, with its waves of distorted bass, metallic synths and detuned vocals could be heard as a tone poem for the rapid gentrification that threatens to engulf the historic market street, before authentic field recordings remind us of what we stand to lose.
We are so pleased to be releasing this work by two of our good friends who continue to illustrate the community we are blessed to work within.