Monday, February 14, 2011

...BlackForrestry: featured worker of craft- HERIZON...

Since this blog's goal is to inspire each other and grow by critiquing and encouraging one another, I thought that I would try something a little different that may help facilitate this vision. I am going to occasionally share about artists, ie. "workers of craft", that inspire me. Preferrably, these will be people that I'm in personal contact with. In this way, I can share the creative things that are going on in my life, as well as give you a peek at the creative things that are going on in the lives of the people in my life.
What better artist to start things off with than HERIZON aka Tim Condon? I first met Tim through our shared appreciation of music, and it didn't take too many times of us hanging out and listening to records, to figure out that he is an incredibly talented/creative guy. I remember realizing this fact as we sat in his central Virginia home, listening to the demos of his new recordings. I was impressed with his ability to create beautiful, broken songs in a simple/minimalistic way. Perfect...just enough to stick in your head and grab your emotions without going too far or over-doing it.
And, while Tim's music-making alone would sufficiently validate his artistic nature, I was impressed by yet another product of his creativity. As we began to swap mixtapes, I was immediately captivated by his collages that he used for the covers. I quickly began to view these pieces as another one of his creative outlets and more than just him "messing around". Since that time, Tim has used this outlet to create covers for several 7"s and split cassettes. Each time I see a new one of these creations, I am again fascinated. I love his eye for layout and composition. And, on a purely aesthetic level, I love the selections that he hunts down to incorporate in his work. It's stuff that I can really get down with. Scroll down for a few examples of his work. If you like what you see, feel free to head on over to The Harding Street Assembly Lab, where they have several Herizon items available for purchase. Make sure to not miss out on Herizon's Chesapeake Bay track and a live version of Home Again (featuring Tim's wife, Kim, on background vocals)- both available for listening below. To hear more tracks and for more info on Herizon and Tim's future endeavors check out the Herizon myspace page. As of late, Tim (and his brother Aaron) have just finished making a film which explores their journey within independent music. It's titled Anthems of the Underground. So, make sure to keep your eyes open for that. Thanks, Tim, for what you do.


  1. Herizon is the greatest thing since peanut butter & fluff

  2. JOSH: once again, great idea, great post & great picks from a great worker of craft.

    TIM: love this stuff man. the collage work is killer & that live cut is my favorite that i've heard from you thus far - you & kim sound truly fantastic together. word.

  3. This is just amazing. It's made my shitty day completely non shitty. Greetings from England.