"Black Falcon" album has been included in the "BEST ALBUMS OF 2011" list on Seattlepi magazine.


vital weekly 675 april 2009
ERDEM HELVACIOGLU - WOUNDED BREATH (CDR by Aucourant Records)

Off hand I couldn’t say how often we discussed music from Turkey, but I bet it hasn’t been more than five times. Erdem Helvacioglu is from that country, but his music seems to be devoid of any ethnical undercurrents, which of course is a fine thing - I never tell this when discussing something from France, USA or The Netherlands either, to mention a few. I am not sure if there is a strong tradition for serious electronic music in Turkey (obviously we do know Mimaruglu), but it surely stands in a wider tradition of electro-acoustic and electronic music. Heavily treated sounds of objects, electronic sounds washing about, the sort of thing that Empreintes Digitales is known for, but the music of Helvacioglu sounds a little different, a little more daring and engaging than much of what comes out of Canada’s home of this music. Five lengthy pieces of this stuff (maybe one too many), but throughout this is quite intense music, of which ‘Dance Of Fire’ is my favorite, as it has a great
dramatic curve and moves in quite a dynamic manner. Standing in the long tradition musique concrete, and perhaps not entirely with a voice of his own, but nevertheless a fine work. (FdW)
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