"Eleven Short Stories" album has been included in the "BEST ALBUMS OF 2012" list by KONTRA PLAK, the coolest record shop in Istanbul.


New Classics Magazine
SUB CITY 2064 - ERDEM HELVACIOGLU Erdem Helvacioğlu is one of Turkey’s leading electronic music composers and his works have been performed and broadcast all around the world. His compositions have been included in prestigious festivals such as the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Musica Viva Festival, Primavera en La Habana and Third Practice Electro-acoustic Music Festival. He has received many international awards and as well as his electronic music he composes for theatre, film, multimedia productions. Helvacioğlu performs...Read more
Scaruffi Magazine October 2007
Turkish composer Erdem Helvacioglu surfaced with A Walk Through The Bazaar (Locust, 2003), which is literally what its title says: a 16-minute piece inspired and derived from the sounds of a busy bazaar. The second piece is a remix. Altered Realities (New Albion, 2006), recorded in real-time without any processing, is basically a seven-part sound-sculpture. The first piece, Bridge to Horizon, is a wonderful blend of crystal electronic overtones, alien drones and delicate guitar strumming at a slow trance-like pace that at times becomes suspenseful and dramatic, as if John...Read more


Jonathan Wilson Designs Interview July 2011
JONATHAN WILSON INTERVIEW - Growing up in Turkey, how did you get your start in music and what initially drew you to it? Were your first encounters with traditional Turkish music or was it popular music? My initial start to music was the popular music of the 80s. I have been a big fan of 80s hard rock bands and 80s synth-pop music. The big sonic world and the great production quality of the bands such as Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, U2, Van Halen have really inspired me to play the guitar and to think more about music technology. I remember writing letters to the fan clubs...Read more
SIGNAL TO NOISE Magazine Issue Summer 2009
TODAYS ZAMAN newspaper April 27, 2013
MUSICWORKS magazine Spring 2013 interview