Wounded Breath is a collection of five electroacoustic works by renowned Turkish composer Erdem Helvacioglu. The works on this album each explore the capacities of sound design that is the hallmark of the current state of the art of electroacoustic music composition. The works on the album have received prestigious prizes from elektroacoustic music competitions such as Luigi Russolo, MUSICA NOVA and Insulae. All of these works have been performed at festivals alongside with composers like Paul Lansky, Christian Fennesz, Denis Smalley.
"Wounded Breath" album was included in the "BEST ALBUMS OF SPRING 2009" list on Culture Catch magazine.
Erdem Helvacioglu : All compositions and sound design
“Helvacioglu’s compositions are dynamically well-crafted amd vivid, designed to be evocative – and they’re broadly successful in those terms.”
Julian Cowley, The Wire magazine, June 2009
“Such attention to detail helps make Wounded Breath about as accomplished an example of contemporary electro-acoustic sound design as one might hope to find.”
Textura magazine, March 2009
Sound sect magazine, February 2009
“This is music that needs time to unfold its beauty and its evidence... after that process the listener will be addicted to this music. The effect of the imaginary movies in the listeners head can’t be compared to a real movie – this is magic! 100% approvable – a groundbreaking visionary album!”
Cuemix magazine, February 2009
“Helvacioglu is a genius of unusual sounds!”
Ragazzi magazine, May 2009
“Wounded Breath is an outstanding acousmatic record, period.”
Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, February 2009
“Wounded Breath will open you up to new experiences and allow you to explore worlds previously closed to you. What other piece of music could evoke all those sense memories? None that I've listened to or heard before, but that's exactly what Erdem Helvacioglu is able to do with his music."
Richard Marcus, Blogcritics, February 2009
"Five tracks cover over an hour of musique concrète with a quality that is quite rare."
Bauke vander Wal, Connexion Bizarre Magazine, March 2009
"Without the supplemental storylines, Wounded Breath would likely leave the impression of the auditory internalizations of a madman, but once the scenarios are introduced, Helvacioğlu’s genius can be realized."
Tori Biggs, Regen Magazine, December 2009