The Holy Fawn remix of Heron’s 2019 song “Moon Data” takes the smooth, unearthly ethereal track and adds some haze and grit. It also turns an organic post-rock style song into something with a more electronic aesthetic, enhancing the synths and adding in a melodic arpeggio all to put some momentum behind the inherently majestic beauty of the original. Holy Fawn colored in some of the spaces without losing a sense of expansive wonder and mystery that Heron crafted. And in the last half Holy Fawn injects a distorted intensity that amplifies the dramatic aspects of the songs beyond the red, feral vocals burning through and buoyed by the pulsing synth before burning out into motes of tone and warping melodies echoing into the cold darkness before fading into abstract sounds. It’s the kind of remix that more or less transforms the work into something with a new resonance rather than enhance and augment what was already in place and in doing so imbues it with a musical life of its own. Listen to the Holy Fawn remix of Heron’s “Moon Data” on YouTube and follow Heron at the links below.
The title track to post-rock band Heron’s new album Sun Release is like the dawn itself. Guitar intones with an impressionistic figure, minimal and calm. Then around the three minute mark multiple guitars flood forth with a fiery swarm of majestic riffs to make one forget that it was once quiet and introspective like the dark of night between when there is a moonset and the inevitable sunrise. The song captures the false dawn and then the tentative flickers of illumination before the sun rises into the sky in all its cosmic glory illuminate the world into wakefulness. With drums and the full instrumentation engaging Heron captures that moment between a sleepy early morning and full-flung day. Listen to “Sun Release” on Soundcloud and explore follow Heron and explore Sun Release further at the links below.
Prior to the July 19 release of its second full length album Sun Release, post-rock band Heron from Warren Pennsylvania set forth the single for “The Glow.” Perhaps a nod to Microphones, the song itself begins with a dawn-like shimmer to the sun rising on a peaceful day of feeling whole and well-rested and motivated to do something as if, yes, one has a glow emanating from within to drive a spirit to living fully. Maybe that explains the title of the album as well. The ethereal echo of sounds at the end definitely sounds like someone or something has launched toward better places. Listen below and keep up with the band at the links provided as it prepares to roll out the new record and the more than likely series of live dates in support.