Helvacioglu, Erdem / Altered Realities
Album: Altered Realities   Collection:General
Artist:Helvacioglu, Erdem   Added:Feb 2007
Label:New Albion Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-15 Pull Date: 2007-06-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 13 Apr 22
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 03, 2011: BBW Radio: $$$ for Cows
Dreaming On A Blind Saddle
3. Apr 21, 2007: radio experiment #11
Bridge To Horizon
2. May 11, 2007: Memory Select
Sliding on a Glacier [excerpt]

Album Review
Manx Craptaticus
Reviewed 2007-04-10
Live acoustic guitar and electronics. Mostly new-agey, x-peri..
Reminds me of the background to a nature show displaying desolate, icy wilderness. Entirely instrumental so FCC clean. Picks 2,7. Avoid 3,6 imho.

1-7:34) Shimmery and new agey to begin. Fragile, fragile, post-rock mood at -5:00 with harmonic movement in guitar. Obviously ends quiet.
2-7:39) Slightly more experimental, wandering around in texture and note length. Around -4:30 gets louder, fuller, faster. -3:45 gets sparse again.
3-6:43) Spritely/homely melody which repeats and fades at -5:20. At -5:15 picks up to an electronic gallop with same melody.-2:45 dies again.
4-8:00) New-age, phantasmic aquarium music. Lots of washes.
5-8:49) Relatively active beginning. Plucked notes and resonance. Guitar plays clean melody through thick pulsing wash. Eventually plays similar chord progression as on Copyright's "June". Guitar becomes busy.
6-7:15) Beginning similar to 3. -4:30 thicker electronics enter.
7-7:10) Heavy fluttering electronics. A little on the experimental side....Frisellish.

Track Listing
1. Bridge To Horizon   4. Dreaming On A Blind Saddle
2. Sliding On A Glacier   5. Shadow My Dovetail
3. Frozen Resophonic   6. Pearl Border
  7. Ebony Remains