David Helping – Sleeping on the Edge of the World


Release data: David Helpling – Sleeping on the Edge of the World CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 1999 This is the second album from accomplished ambient-electronic artist and film composer David Helping which -like almost all of SP’s releases- is graced by a beautiful cover. Predecessor “Between Green and Blue” on the whole reminded quite a bit of the fine music of Patrick O’Hearn, something…

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David Helping – Between Green and Blue


Release data: David Helpling – Between Green and Blue CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 1996 A great discovery I made in the mid-90s comes from Southern California musician and producer David Helping, who was nominated for the NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturers) Indie Award in the US in 1997 with his debut “Between Green and Blue” – but had to leave…

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David Helpling – Rune


Release data: David Helpling – Rune CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2019 I’ve been following the musical endeavours of US-composer David Helping for many years, the last few focussing on sophisticatedly treated, pure ambient guitar and electronics. “Rune’s” cinematic outcome is directly influenced by the waters of the ocean and the Norse rune called Laguz, which speaks of deep wisdom and respect for the sea, representing…

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David Helpling – A Sea Without Memory (Ambient Guitar Works Vol. 1)


Release data: David Helpling – A Sea Without Memory (Ambient Guitar Works Vol. 1) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2017 What I got here is a typical album of US textural guitar soundscape music using only electric guitar along a range of custom programmed effects processors to achieve an overall drifting outcome. The latter was constructed from a series of short single-take ambient guitar improvisations…

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David Helpling & Jon Jenkins – Found


Release data: 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,…

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David Helpling & Jon Jenkins – The Crossing


Release data: David Helpling & Jon Jenkins – The Crossing CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2010 “The Crossing”, released three years after their critically acclaimed “Treasure“, is the third album by the talented musicians and sound designers David Helpling and Jon Jenkins. It´s again a highly imaginary release featuring great uplifting, expansive spheres as well as monumental and dynamic moods. Moreover, the intense music with occasional…

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