New Disquietude podcast episode: music by Lesley Flanigan, Dave Seidel, KMRU, Celia Hollander, and John Hooper; interview with Flanigan; commentary; short essay on reading waveforms. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #field-recording, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

Listening to art. Playing with audio. Sounding out technology. Composing in code. Rewinding the soundscape.

Processed Guitar MP3 from Erdem Helvacioglu

Like yesterday’s Downstream entry, the track “Frozen Resophonic” off Turkey-based Erdem Helvacioglu‘s Altered Realities album may sound electronically mediated but it was recorded live. The two states are not mutually exclusive.

Helvacioglu has developed systems by which he alters his guitar in real time. Available as a free download from the New Albion record label, “Frozen Resophonic” is glistening acoustic finger-work filtered and treated through various relays that glint and chime with hyperreal focus (MP3).

As if the generous echo didn’t already add significant depth, about halfway through Helvacioglu layers his still recognizable guitar against a pumping riff that sounds like Pete Townshend during the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” period, back when they were busy channeling the mystic minimalism of Terry Riley into rock’n’roll. It’s fitting, since Riley is a fellow New Albion recording artist. More info at and

By Marc Weidenbaum

Tag: / Leave a comment ]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Subscribe without commenting