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H.U.V.A. NETWORK - Distances (cd)

 
H.U.V.A. NETWORK - Ephemeris (cd)

 
TOM HABES - Sudden Exposure (cd)

 
TOM HACKL - Terra Australis (cd)

 
HAGEN - Logos (cd)

 
HAKOBUNE - If it were to fade (cd)

 
JANNE HANHISUANTO - Circles in 3D (CD/Digital Download)

 
JANNE HANHISUANTO - Quiet Places (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
HAR & ALTUS - Shadow District (Digital Download)

 
HARMONICS OF FREQUENCY MODULATION - Vibe's (cd)

 
DAN HARTMAN - New Green Clear Blue (cd)

 
PAUL HARTZOG - Faces (cd)

 
HASHTRONAUT - Bottle Universe (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
HASHTRONAUT - The Lambda Variant (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PAUL HASLINGER - Planetary Traveler OST (cd)

 
HAVDIS - Clouds into Sea (Digital Download)

 
HAVDIS - Nightbreeze (cd)

 
HAVDIS - The Hidden Islands (cd)

 
TOM HEASLEY - Desert Triptych (cd)

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - Lunar Phase (cdr)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Cosmic Flight no. 3 (cd)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Da Capo (cd)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Dal Segno (cd)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Universal Time Zone (cd)

 
RUDOLF HEIMANN - Tide (cd)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - Beyond Words (cd)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - Found (cd/Digital Download)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - The Crossing (cd)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - Treasure (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Liquid Mirror (cd)

 
VIC HENNEGAN - Desert God (cd-r)

 
VIC HENNEGAN - Pure Creative Spirit (cd-r)

 
PETER HENNIX - Ocean (CD)

 
HERION - Out and About (cd)

 
JACK HERTZ - Time (Digital Download)

 
STEVE HILLAGE - Rainbow Dome Musick (cd)

 
CHAD HOEFLER - Quiet Glow (cd)

 
CHAD HOEFLER - Twilight in the Offing (cd)

 
HOENIG & GöTTSCHING - Early Water (cd)

 
HOL BAUMANN - [Human] (cd)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - A Distant Light (cd)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - Phase Shift (CD/Digital Download)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - The Farthest Fringes (CD/Digital Download)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Afterglow (cd)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Beachcombing (cd)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Fluidity & Structure (CD)

 
BOB HOLROYD - re:ambient (Digital Download)

 
JON HOPKINS - Opalescent (cd)

 
HORIZONTAL EXCURSIONS - Symphonica Helvetica (Digital Download)

 
JONATHAN HUGHES - Circumflex (cd-r)

 
HUMAN METRONOME - The Child Set Free (cd)

 
HURRY HURRY - Life (cd-r)

 
HYBRID LEISURELAND - Scroll Slide (cd)

 
HYIOS - Consuetudines (cd)

 
HYPNOSPHERE - Magnetism (cd)


DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS
Found
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2013
This is such a recording causing a rush of excitement already at first glance, although being the final episode of the duo’s trilogy.

"Found" is a 70+ minute emotive work of ambient music featuring both grand and intimate atmospheres along compelling rhythm sections, all propelling the listener straight to imaginative, higher spheres. While Mr Helpling sticks close to classic Patrick O’Hearn-like sound, Jon Jenkins excels in adding his own distinct array of sonic marvels which also don’t disappoint the least.

Lots of mournful, melancholic guitar and lush synth work is scattered over the strong sonic narrative, counterpointed by massive drums and tribal percussion. I simply can’t imagine one isn’t touched by the intrinsic, heart-warming beauty of "Only Ashes" and "Through Tears".

As soon as we move near the end of the album, the feeling to beg farewell also becomes undeniably stronger, reaching another pinnacle on "Edge of Tomorrow" and the overwhelming title piece (which features the evocative vocals of Miriam Stockley).

"Found" is an intense, outstanding and expertly crafted ambient-electronic recording making a perfect conclusion to the six-year chapter of the Helpling/Jenkins collaboration. Bravo guys for making this happen!

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© Bert Strolenberg

 
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