"Timeless Waves" album has been included in the "BEST ALBUMS OF 2012" list on the Canadian music magazine EXCLAIM.


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Erdem Helvacioglu - Wounded Breath (CD-R, Aucourant, Atmospheric/instrumental)

Experimental sound from Turkey's Erdem Helvacioglu (try to spell that one three times fast...). To listen to this, one would never suspect that this fellow composes a lot of music for commercial entities (films and dance and theatre companies). Our guess is that on his own releases Erdem is probably freer to let his creative juices take him wherever they may. Wounded Breath is a peculiar spin. The album consists of five lengthy compositions with a combined length of just over an hour. The cuts don't feature traditional melodies and song structures...instead relying on layers of sound to get the ideas across. Odd, puzzling noises are the mood for the day...gradually transforming one into the next...playing out like stream-of-consciousness audio waves. The feeling we get listening to this is the feeling one might get while visiting another universe. The sounds are peculiar and foreign...but somehow strangely calming and resonant. If you turn this up really loud, you may be amazed at some of the stuff you hear. Our favorites here are "Below the Cold Ocean" and "Blank Mirror." Cerebral heady stuff. (Rating: 5+)
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