Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Helios - "Eingya"
Shimmering, delicate indie electronic/ambient music from Portland, Oregon. This entire album is such a pleasantly soothing experience. Painstaking care is taken to create a dense, organic texture, rather than just piling on droning synths and glitch noises. Field recordings are cleverly placed within smooth drum rhythms to construct an unconventional framework, like a quirky house that looks as if it could crumble at any second, but is actually exquisitely designed on a solid foundation. The production is fantastic as well. Every plucked string and pressed piano key proclaims its message brightly and beautifully inside your headphone space.