"Sub City 2064" album was Editor’s Top Three CDs in Guitar Player magazine’s september issue of 2010.


Todays Zaman - Haziran 2010
Helvacıoğlu and Boysen release long-distance CD “Sub City 2064,” a new album billed as “a long-distance collaboration between Turkish electronic musician Erdem Helvacıoğlu and Swedish multi-instrumentalist Per Boysen,” has been released in Sweden, Helvacıoğlu’s publicist announced in a statement on Tuesday. The instrumental album is the musical depiction of a story set in the year 2064 in a fictional settlement beneath the ocean. “Sub City 2064,” a crossover work that blends such genres as ambient, electronica, dub and electro-acoustic, offers “the aesthetics of sci-fi and...Read more
Ragazzi Magazine May 2010
Erdem Helvacioglu & Per Boysen "Sub City 2064" (Eigenproduktion 2010) Die Beschreibung ihres ersten Stückes auf "Sub City 2064" ist bezeichnend: "Erdem plays guitar and drum machine. Per plays flute. Both go crazy on electronics". Die Zusammenarbeit des türkischen Komponisten Erdem Helvacioglu mit dem schwedischen Crossover-Musiker Per Boysen, dessen Beitrag (mir zu) folkloristische Noten trägt, beweist eindrucksvoll die inspirative Kreativität beider Musiker und zeigt im grandiosen Interplay Beider mit dem größten Input der elektronischen Instrumente das intuitive...Read more
Vital Weekly Magazine
ERDEM HELVACIOGLU & PER BOYSEN - SUB CITY 2006 (CD, private) In 2064 I'll be 99 and there will be about 3300 Vital Weeklies. Unless of course there has been some horror like apocalyptic scene as depicted by Erdem Helvacioglu and Per Boysen on their new album 'Sub City 2064'. The soundtrack of an imaginary film. The two plays guitars, electronics, flute, saxophone and such like. The music is not exactly what would be required from a science fiction soundtrack, I think. Its is mood music for sure, but not that an apocalyptic nature. It sounds a bit improvised, certainly...Read more
Tokafi Magazine September 2010
M Vernusky: Music for Film & Electro-Theatre; M Oppedisano: Mechanical Uprising; E Helvacıoğlu & P Boysen: Sub City 2064; T Reber: Backup Aura September 15th 2010, by Tobias Fischer | 0 Comments and 0 Reactions Proving their humanity: Four electroacoustic composers deserving your attention. Composers operating in the realms of Electroacoustics are having it hard enough as it is. While, on the one hand, their art is frequently decried as being overly „intellectual“, their work at the fringes is further marginalised by a percolation of their ideas into more...Read more
Textura Magazine June 2010
Erdem Helvacioglu & Per Boysen: Sub City 2064 Helvacioglu / Boysen Erdem Helvacioglu's latest recording finds the Turkey-based electronic producer and guitarist teaming up with Swedish freelancer Per Boysen for an hour-long instrumental set the two conceived as a sci-fi horror soundtrack of sorts. Though Helvacioglu has made his reputation in part for his explorative guitar work, Sub City 2064 is most assuredly not an album that simply places guitar soloing front and center and relegates everything else to the background. The material's broad sound palette draws as...Read more
WTF Magazine
Psychemusic Magazine May 2010
Private release Erdem Helvacioglu & Per Boysen : Sub City 2064 (TÜ/S,2010)***° ‘Live electronics’ are being used more and more often, not only as tools for new effects or distortions on an instrument, but also as real, distinctive instruments with their own pallet of pre-programmed changes. Turkish-born Erdem Helvacioglu and Swedish Per Boysen both have experience in this field. Erdem uses the guitar, the cello guitar and a drum machine as his main instruments for filtering, programming and electronic processing. Per plays flute and some tenor sax and horns and...Read more
Perfect Sound Forever Magazine Album of the Year
PSF's 2010 Writers' Poll Our favorite things Left to right: The Eels, Gil Scott-Heron, Kemialliset Ystavat, Janelle Monae, Guitar Shorty Can it already be another year and another poll of our PSF writers? Guess so and that means that our crew lets loose with 20 of their favorite albums (or less if they like). Also note that some of the lists are kind of unconventional (which we approve of, needless to say). As usual, we don't tally up the results to find out whoever's most popular here. Instead, we hope you can take the time to wade through the selections and find some...Read more
Sodapop Magazine June 2010
Erdem Helvacioglu & Per Boysen - Sub City 2064 (Bimm, 2010) Contributed by Andrea Ferraris Saturday, 26 June 2010 Con mostruoso ritardo mi appresto a recensire questa collaborazione che mette assieme il compositore turco, che i più attenti di voi ricorderanno recensito in alcuni vecchi lavori su questa stessa webzine e lo svedese Per Boysen, che per quanto a molti non dirà nulla è un musicista che ha lavorato a diversi progetti, preminentemente in studio e su materiali fra musica sperimentale e colonne sonore. Diversamente dai precedenti lavori che abbiamo recensito...Read more
SIGNAL TO NOISE Magazine Fall 2010
Music Scan Magazine May 2010
Erdem Helvacioglu & Per Boysen Sub City 2064 Erdemhelvacioglu.com / Perboysen.com - CD “Sub City 2064” weist schon von seinem Titel her in die Zukunft, so dass die futuristische Anmutung der Soundscapes nicht ganz unerwartet trifft. Das Kollaborations-Release eines Musikers aus der Türkei und eines Schweden ist ein weiterer Beweis dafür, dass die zunehmende Digitalisierung der Musik und die globale Vernetzung für die Umsetzung kreativer Ideen und Kunst allgemein durchaus förderlich sein kann. Die beiden Tüftler haben ein cineastisch geprägtes Instrumental-Werk...Read more
Metasynth 2010
Artist Profiles MetaSynth plays a prominent role in the work of many leading composers, musicians and sound designers. It has played a major role in soundtracks for major motion pictures and TV shows, countless techno and electronica releases as wellavant-garde and experimental CDs. MetaSynth is often the secret tool in the arsenal of professional sound designers and producers who are reluctant to publicize the tool that gives them the edge. Its use as a key tool in the sound design for The Matrix which won an Academy Award for sound is widely known. It has played an...Read more
Loop Magazine May 2010
Erdem Helvacioğlu & Per Boysen, "Sub City 2064", Independent, 2010 Erdem Helvacıoğlu (Turkey) and Per Boysen (Sweden) joined forces to produce this album interchanging files from one country to the other. Helvacıoğlu plays TogaMan GuitarViol, electric guitar and electronics and Boysen plays alto flute, tenor saxophone, EWI, electronics, drop-B and electric guitars. Helvacioğlu is a film music composer and sound artist considered a talent artist of his generation in Turkey and has attended festivals in USA, Europe and South America. He has released the albums “Alterred...Read more
Guitar Player Magazine September 2010
greek review
ERDEM HELVACIOGLU & PER BOYSEN Δεν είναι δύσκολο να χαρακτηρίσεις το έργο του τούρκου κιθαριστή (χειρίζεται, επίσης, διάφορα μπιμπλίκια) Herdem Helvacioglu και του σουηδού σαξοφωνίστα-φλαουτίστα (επίσης χειρίζεται διάφορα μπιμπλίκια) Per Boysen. Στο 58λεπτο “Sub City 2064” [Private Pressing, 2010] αναφέρομαι, ένα ηλεκτρονικό εν γένει άλμπουμ, με τις όποιες ενδεχόμενες παραλλαγές και διακλαδώσεις του.Η space αισθητική, το πρώτο που λέω, είναι πανταχού παρούσα στο CD, είτε μιλάμε για τα soli των σαξοφώνων (άκου Gato Barbieri), είτε για τα κιθαριστικά (άκου Pink Floyd)·...Read more
Furthernoise Magazine
Collaborative Soundtracking - Erdem Helvacioğlu and Per Boysen Cinematic music offers performers and composers an opportunity to explore dramatic emotions, while underscoring plot as a supplement or enhancement to a visual image, aspects missing from music composed for listening. It's even more fun if the host movie involves the supernatural. On Sub City 2064, multi-instrumentalists Erdem Helvacioğlu and Per Boysen deliver the soundtrack preceding a sci-fi/horror film (whose current state hovers between ideation and synopsis), by turns eerie, meditative, with echoes of...Read more
freiStil Magazine September 2010
ERDEM HELVACIOGLU / PER BOYSEN sub city 2064 Eigenverlag / http://erdemhelvaciogluandperboysen.bandcamp.com / rec: 09-10 Erdem Helvacioglu (e, g, g-v), Per Boysen (e, fl, ts, g) Wie schon der Titel verrät, geht es auf „Sub City 2064“ auch um Science-Fiction. Verhandelt wird hier der Sound einer virtuellen Stadt, die mit der Zeitmaschine von H.G. Wells bzw. mit ihrer Neuinterpretation von Thomas Pynchon oder aber mit dem modernen Verkehrsmittel CD-Player rasch zu erreichen ist. Unterirdisch sei sie aufzufinden, unter Wasser, etwa wie Atlantis. Das erklärt im freiStil-...Read more
Etherreal Magazine August 2010
Erdem Helvacioğlu & Per Boysen Sub City 2064 (Autoproduit ) Erdem Helvacioğlu est un jeune artiste turque déjà reconnu dans la sphère des musiques expérimentales et électroacoustiques. Nous avons déjà parlé plusieurs fois de lui à l’occasion de la sortie de ses albums Altered Realities et Wounded Breath. Pour cette nouvelle production il a collaboré à distance avec le Suédois Per Boysen, principalement connu pour son travail d’improvisateur à base de boucles live de saxophone et guitare. Le travail de Per Boysen est généralement assez teinté d’influences psyché, voire...Read more
Connexion Bizarre Magazine February 2011
Erdem Helvacıoğlu & Per Boysen – Sub City 2064 BY DUTTON HAUHART – FEBRUARY 21, 2011 POSTED IN: FEATURED REVIEWS, REVIEWS CD, self-released, 2010 www.perboysen.com “Sub City 2064” – its title so perfectly evocative of its content – is a score without a film. This album, based in electronic and acoustic sound, and created through the long distance collaboration between Erdem Helvacıoğlu (Istanbul) and Per Boysen (Stockholm), is the upshot of their vision – to replicate “the cinematic vibe of a chilly sci-fi horror soundtrack”. Brought to realization with electric guitar...Read more
Music Review: Erdem Helvacioglu & Per Boysen - Sub City 2064 When we hear the word "composer" I'm sure most of us still call to mind an image of an intense looking, white-haired man wearing a frock coat bent over a desk scrawling away with a feather quill. For some reason the word just doesn't seem to quite fit into our world of computers and digitally created sound. Yet since the 1960s men and women have been creating pieces of music using electronic equipment, and I don't just mean the occasional pop song either. No, we're talking about pieces of the same complexity...Read more