Helm – Rawabet
Helm – Rawabet (Full Album) [Alter]
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Helm – Don’t Lick The Jacket (Version) (ALT33)
Taken from the album RAWABET (ALT33).
Live document of a Helm performance in Cairo, 2015. Elements of Rawabet may be familiar to listeners familiar with the Olympic Mess album, but the way that Helm has processed and re-organised that material and combined it with new sounds means that this tape is a whole new beast. Cassette release on Luke Younger’s very own Alter label.
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Dig as deep as you can. Begot the soul. Locate what you’ve best been known to follow. Asymmetrical shadows cascade. Smoke penetrates inside. Dilation and night vision. Placing thy part of self into an object intangible. But the elements of the earth collide. Discovery of being at -102%.
Rawabet [a.k.a. Helm: Live in Cairo] is complete madness. It’s a sailors dive into a black hole. In Rawabet, listeners can hear the same demons conjured by Prurient in Cocaine Daughter, equal parts blow-out Savage Young Taterbug, and higher-quality production like Lotic. And Helm is self-releasing it on cassette (Pre-Order HERE). Details:
Rawabet is a live album from Helm documenting a special performance that took place on a bill with Maurice Louca in front of a sold-out audience at the Rawabet Theatre in Cairo on October 22nd, 2015. It’s also a snapshot of a period of pan-continental touring which took Helm from Egypt to Austria and then to Canada in three days. During these shows material from his recently released Olympic Mess album was re-imagined, expanded and performed alongside new and “other” material to add an alternative perspective to the original recordings. What ended up being performed in Cairo that night owed a lot to the energy of the city and thanks to a superb recording and mixing job by Khyam Allami, Rawabet can be seen as the definitive live document of Helm to date.
:Helm is Luke Younger, a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources.
Helm – Rawabet
Alter – ALT33
Cassette, Limited Edition
A1 Don’t Lick The Jacket (Version)
A2 Fog Variations I
A3 Fog Variations II
A5 Downtown Rubble
B1 Don’t Lick The Jacket (Version)
B2 Fog Variations I
B3 Fog Variations II
B5 Downtown Rubble
Recorded, Mixed By Khyam Allami
Recorded live at Rawabet Theatre, Cairo on October 22, 2015