My brief review of "ᛚ" CD by David Helpling

Started by richardgurtler, April 10, 2020, 01:50:05 AM

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David Helpling "ᛚ" CD

Aural and visual bliss fully unfolds all its magic, lyrically euphonious, lushly pristine and shimmeringly ear-tickling melodies exquisitely juxtapose with introspectively narrative, soothingly embracing and gracefully subaqueous blankets... Bravo, David, and all involved, a true piece of art!!!

I have been craving for the physical release by this gifted Californian ambient guitar virtuoso since the masterful, digital only album "A Sea Without Memory" (July 2017). My dreams came finally true at the end of November 2019, when Spotted Peccary Music has released "ᛚ". The 68-minute album comes in a stunningly immersing 6-panel eco wallet with additional 8-page foldout insert. The credits for the packaging splendor go to Daniel Pipitone (design) and Joseph Abreu (photography), while the sonic part features Howard Givens (mastering) and Steven Schreier (additional recording and special processing).

Richard Gürtler (Dec 26, 2019, Bratislava, Slovakia)