Helpling, David

A self-taught musician, David has created albums that showcase his atmospheric depth as well as his rhythmic sensibility. David's debut release, Between Green And Blue, was a finalist for the 1997 INDIE Album-Of-The-Year award, and is already considered a favorite among listeners to this genre. David is a composer for film, and has also provided several themes, scores and ambient beds for numerous television, corporate and interactive projects. His production company is named DHM Music Design.
Helpling, David
David Helpling + Jon Jenkins - Found

Artist: David Helpling + Jon Jenkins
P:
2013
The dramatic final chapter of the award-winning three-album collaboration from David Helpling and Jon Jenkins, FOUND follows the path set by the duo’s previous genre-defying releases, TREASURE and THE CROSSING, blending cinematic electronics with rock power and spacemusic sensibilities to deliver a tremendously moving and meaningful resolution to the Helpling/Jenkins trilogy. Melodic and deep, powerful and atmospheric, FOUND is an epic work that plays like a big movie.  Highlighted by thundering drums and percussion, shimmering electric guitars, intimate pianos and lush synth textures, the album leads the listener through sweeping sonic vistas and deep intimate soundworlds where intricate and compelling rhythms drive the music to majestic heights, and then recede into soundscapes both serene and poignant.  The entire journey culminates in the emotionally charged title track, featuring a beautiful wordless vocal by virtuoso Miriam Stockley. “This is a record that’s meant to be listened to from start to finish in order to appreciate the full experience,” explains Jenkins, “but the album also plays a crucial role in the bigger picture, because it completes the trilogy, and we really wanted this to be a fitting close to the emotional arc that unfolds across all three albums.” While FOUND may be the third episode of a trilogy, this carefully crafted new release is not merely a rehashing of the two earlier works. Helpling & Jenkins pushed themselves to take their distinct sound to a new level where the deep, three-dimensional quality to the recording is instantly recognizable. Helpling explains, “Since this record is the conclusion to a trilogy, we felt a major responsibility to make something bigger and deeper, both musically and emotionally. I think all of that drive within us even went into technical things like the recording and mixing.” From the irresistible opening through the bold conclusion, FOUND completes a three-album six-year chapter of the Helpling/Jenkins collaboration on a grand scale, with deep emotion and unmistakeable style.  Filled with powerful rushes of adrenaline, beauty, loss and triumph, FOUND is an album for the ages, that discovers uncharted territory in the expanding world of electronic music.

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David Helpling + Jon Jenkins - The Crossing

Artist: David Helpling + Jon Jenkins
P:
2010
Since the release of their first collaboration, Treasure, David and Jon have spent the past two years in the depths of deep exile carefully crafting a new recording, and are now ready to resurface with THE CROSSING. With this latest collaboration, Helpling and Jenkins embark on a fresh sonic expedition - a cinematic, powerful and deeply melodic triumph that lifts their music to new heights. More than just a follow-up to Treasure, The Crossing is a climb, a challenge and most of all a continuation of the journey; a deliberate sequel that launches from the very place that Treasure so gently released the listener three years earlier.
Jenkins explains, "We wanted to take all of the the ingredients that make a great movie or book sequel - more action, more intensity, and somewhat darker with more daunting challenges - and express them through the music on this record."
According to Helpling, "The Crossing is a title with more than one meaning. Not only is it a metaphorical representation of an arduous and inspired journey across an unfathomable hardship and distance, but it is also a crossing of two paths, of two currents; the result of which is complex and beautiful as well as powerful and intangible."
The Crossing is a project which ignores current trends in ambient and electronic music, and Helpling and Jenkins are fearless in their pursuit of the lush and monumental sound that dominates their artistic vision. All the essentials for an epic journey are here: compelling and expansive multi-layered drum elements contrasted by alluring yet elusive textures, strong melodies appearing over powerful percussion, synths and guitars, all of which give way to vast spaces of deep and mystifying ambience.
From grand melodic vistas to enveloping sonic clouds of textural mystery, The Crossing leads the listener to the ends of the earth...and beyond.

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David Helpling + Jon Jenkins - Treasure

Artist: David Helpling + Jon Jenkins
P:
2007
Treasure is a deceptive recording as collaborations go. Just when you think you have a melody or groove nailed as coming from Helpling, an element slips in that makes you think, no, Jenkins must have created this moment. You can never be sure on a CD that revels in the sonic sleight of hand of moody atmospheres that morph like cloud drifts and intoxicating melodies played on instruments that are just on the edge of conventional timbres, but have something slightly off. But while Helpling is a sonic chameleon, his ringing guitar lines do add a comforting touchstone when you can recognize it on tracks like "The Knowing."
My ears instantly go to the more rhythmic, quietly affirming tracks like "Grand Collision," "Treasure," and "The Knowing." These compositions emerge wraithlike out of swirling atmospheres and textures to quietly thundering percussion.
But the texture works provide their own charm, like the siren-like loops of "Beyond Words" or the cinematic expanse of "The Frozen Channel." That song actually began life as a soundtrack and the genesis of this project.
Treasure isn't something you discover, following the map to where X marks the spot. Instead, it's an album you'll cherish like a treasure, a secret, personal gift of lush, sonic immersion that carries a message from another world.

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David Helpling - Between Green and Blue

Artist: David Helpling
P:
1996
David Helpling's debut album is an exotic mélange of ambient textures, pulsing electro-tribal percussion, and world-music influences. Helpling mans the guitars, keyboards, and electronics, and gets assistance from bassist and sometimes vocalist Matthew Stewart in creating the moody, alluring landscape of BETWEEN GREEN AND BLUE. As its title seems to promise, the album lulls listeners into the space between primary and secondary colors; between clear, ordered thoughts; between waking and dreaming.
Helpling's melodies are often plaintive and haunting, yet an insistent percussive pulse keeps BETWEEN GREEN AND BLUE highly energized, making the whole thing feel like a trip through some digitally enhanced dream jungle. Sustained bass evokes rolling thunder at times, while the sequenced, multi-patterned drums make the sonic veldt teem with the life of insects, animals, and creeping vegetation. The high-end production is detail-rich, deepening the sonic experience (which is best enjoyed under headphones), yet for all of its intensity, BETWEEN GREEN AND BLUE is very atmospheric and soothing.

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David Helpling - Sleeping on the Edge of the World

Artist: David Helpling
P:
1999
The guitarist is still influenced by Patrick O'Hearn, sharing the same penchant for smoldering, sensual rhythms and simple yet highly evocative melodies. He arranges it all on guitar and synthesizers, although it's often difficult to tell which is which. Helpling sends his guitar through a stream of effects and delays, using volume swells to mask its attack, turning his stringed instrument into an ambient orchestra. Across sequencer rhythm loops that sound like a pan-ethno drum troupe floating in space, Helpling layers surging synth pads draped with simple melodies that create a moody, cinematic expanse. Because he's a guitarist, Helpling has a natural sense of phrasing that eludes many keyboardists in this area of melodic electronics.

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Jon Jenkins - Beyond City Light

Artist: Jon Jenkins
P:
2005
Immersed in mysterious ambience, and alive with compelling energy and powerful grooves, BEYOND CITY LIGHT offers the first taste of new music from Jon Jenkins since his landmark release, FLOW (a Billboard Magazine Critics Choice).
Joined by a host of guests, including Erik Wøllo, David Helpling, and Greg Klamt, among others, Jenkins embarks on a sonic sojourn through sparkling city lights and beyond. Floating on deep rivers of textural ambience, piano tonalities, guitar textures, atmospheric loops, percussion, and ethereal vocalizations, journey through vast and scenic spaces, to a realm of deep sleep and dying embers.

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.228  05/14
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 228
05/2014

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V/A - Dreams + Shadows

Artist: V/A
P: 2001
A collection of ambient and textural pieces from previous releases by David Helpling, Deborah Martin, Jon Jenkins, Mark Rownd, and J. Arif Verner.

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V/A - Visions DVD

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2002
For more than fifteen years, the artists of Spotted Peccary have combined the modern timbres and textures of electronic and acoustic styles with some of the conventional structures of classical music to define a new and unique sound that embodies the essence of this vast land.
Now, award-winning videographer Bill Francis provides the perfect tableau of images to accompany an array of musical selections from the Spotted Peccary Music catalog.
Filmed on location in the wind carved canyons of Bryce Canyon National Park, the White Mountains of Arizona, the rugged coastline of Oregon, Antelope Island, the Great Salt Lake, and many other scenic locales from across the American West, Visions is an artistic fusion of stirring music and spectacular imagery.
Majestic landscapes, ancient ruins, and scenic wildlife are beautifully filmed and exquisitely edited to the music of Brain Laughter, Deborah Martin, Greg Klamt, Jon Jenkins, Mark Rownd, David Helpling, John Flomer, and others - all available for the first time on this special DVD collection.

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