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John Heckle plays Blues for a Red Giant

The new single will be the Liverpudlian producer’s first appearance on Lunar Disko.

With his Head Front Panel project charging ahead into tougher techno territory, John Heckle has been keeping plenty busy already this year. After revealing that he was responsible for the hotly tipped Tabernacle sub label, he proceeded to embark on a sturdy bout of tour dates in support of the project, while the series of 12”s has continued to deliver a sound subtly adapted from the bristling, energised box jams he made his name on. Already this week news has snuck out about a special 10” release from HFP, but it’s been a while since any new John Heckle material came to light. Where HFP seems to be focusing on a more rhythmically intense, looped up techno approach, it leaves things open for Heckle to indulge in the more melodic aspects of his music under his own name.

That certainly seems to be the angle taken on Blues for a Red Giant, the single that marks Heckle’s first appearance on Irish label Lunar Disko. Whether the title references Carl Sagan or Kyuss is yet to be determined, although there seems to be more cosmic influences than stoner rock within the five colourful tracks on offer. It’s been a little while since Lunar Disko were last seen in operation with the Automatic Tasty 12″ Step Into The Circle, but the Dublin-based operation has always operated a policy of quality over quantity. It certainly figures that Heckle would make an appearance on the label, considering the taste in artists such as VC-118A and Mark Du Mosch they share with Heckle’s regular haunt Tabernacle Records. Check out the clips for the release via the SoundCloud player below.

Lunar Disko will release Blues for a Red Giant by John Heckle soon.


A1. Bon Voyage
A2. Red Giant Encounter
A3. Drunken Organ
B1. Collective Intelligence
B2. Implications of Meaning