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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)

 
HAKOBUNE - Tonight is why (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
KAI HARSTER - Return to Nature & other Delights (Lp/CD-r)

 
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)

 
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA & DIRK SERRIES - The Storm of Silence (cd)

 
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA - Heavy Snow (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
STEVE HAUSCHILDT - Strands (LP/CD/Digital Download)

 
HAVDIS - Clouds into Sea (Digital Download)

 
HAVDIS - Nightbreeze (cd)

 
HAVDIS - Novemberlys (cd)

 
HAVDIS - The Hidden Islands (cd)

 
TOM HEASLEY - Desert Triptych (cd)

 
ANDREW HEATH - The Silent Cartographer (CD/Digital Download)

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - Conciousness III (CD)

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - In the Garden of Eden (CD)

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - Lunar Phase (CD)

 
HECQ - Night Falls (cd/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
DAVID HELPLING - A Sea Without Memory (Ambient Guitar Works Vol. 1) (Digital Download)

 
HEMISPHERE - Beyond the Darkness (CD)

 
HEMISPHERE - Early Reflection 1980-1990 (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - From Inside the Cyclone (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Intruders (CD)

 
HEMISPHERE - Liquid Mirror (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Now (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Outdoors (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)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - A Distant Light (cd)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - Incandescent (CD/Digital Download)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - Phase Shift (CD/Digital Download)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - Prayer to the Energy (CD/Digital Download)

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

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - The Spirits of Starlight (CD/Digital Download)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Afterglow (cd)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Beachcombing (cd)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Blueprint (CD/Digital Download)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Fluidity & Structure (CD)

 
BOB HOLROYD - re:ambient (Digital Download)

 
JON HOPKINS - Opalescent (cd)

 
HORIZONTAL EXCURSIONS - Symphonica Helvetica (Digital Download)

 
HOSHIN - Path of Dissolutions (CD/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
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 (Sunday Loops, started late 2016) that have been transformed into a long form listening experience with a narrative perspective by David’s friend and long time collaborator Jon Jenkins.

Well, the 67-minute "A Sea Without Memory" paints a cinematic world of tranquil, floating, cold and solitary places along introspective atmospheres all breathing expansiveness through an array of pastel colors. Simultaneously, the most relaxed ambiences found on the four lengthy pieces and one short track also address the effortless, weightless sense as found in space music.

It also makes me concur with the label description this is not a journey but rather an unfolding of events that approach, surround, then move beyond the listener, delivering a constant flow of dreamlike moments that slowly dissolve into the next wave of sound. Grab a wave, drift off and immerse!

Website: www.davidhelpling.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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