September 3: I am pleased to announce that I will be performing in the Montreal band CHRIST, taking care of synth and electronic duties for a triple album launch of all 3 acts on September 3, 2022 Eglise Sainte Edouard de Montreal. Berlin’s Nadja and solo performance by guitarist of Big Brave MAT BALL. Tickets available here. Presented by Hiatus and Broken Chord.
Order – Blood Meridian: An Imaginary Soundtrack
Hellenica’s newest album, set to release on November Somewherecold Records, invites the listener on an audio journey that is inspired by and intended as an imaginary soundtrack to accompany the 1985 barbaric western novel Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. These eleven, bite-sized ambient instrumentals pull the listener into a world of death, hallucinations, blood and guns, creating a surreal backdrop that accentuates not only the book’s gothic-western qualities but the character’s introspective journeys through the desert, using twangy electric guitars, tape machines, synthesizers, and drum machines instead of banjos and harmonicas.
Ambient Works Volume 1
Ambient Works is an on going series of recording experimenting with different equipment configurations involving tape machines, laptop, analogue mixer, effects pedals, Organelle synth, and generative sounds recorded between Autumn of 2020 and the winter of 2021 in Montreal, Canada during the ongoing world pandemic. I decided to release them as background soundtracks for when a person finds that they have arrived at a time in their live with no specific purpose or aspiration. A time of idleness so to speak, in which they are free to wander about and just think to themselves. Here is Volume I. You can listen and purchase the digital download here by clicking the play or buy link in the embedded player below.
Houses of Worship.
Hope all is going as well as it can in these troubled times.
I am very pleased to announce that a new collaboration release entitled “Houses of Worship” is now up for PRE-ORDER via somewherecoldrecords.
It is a collaboration album with Montreal Experimental/Drone musician Eric Quach who produces music under THISQUIETARMY
link to bandcamp here: thisquietarmy.bandcamp.com
Eric has toured the world over many times to count bringing his drone music to many countries with an impressive discography. He has released albums and collaboration pieces with Voivod drummer Away, Drummer Aidan Girt from God Speed you Black Emperor! Ambient/Drone guitarist Sarah Lipstate aka Noveller to name a few. He has released countless albums on many labels including Denovoli, Consouling Sounds, Midira, Tokyo Jupiter and many others.
You can ORDER this album by clicking on the buy link on the embedded sound player. It is available on limited edition CD which includes the digital download. Also digital download. Thank you. Jim.
A new song for the Jeunesse Cosmique Compilation – “Vivre: Le future Nous Appartient 2K19.”
Performing on Dec. 21st @ La Sotterenea. Doors at 10pm
New music in the works
Now that the euro tour is complete I am taking some time to work on new music.
Europe tour complete
Tour was great. Performed in Berlin, Prague, Bamberg, Kassel, Groningen, Amsterdam, Leipzig. Looking forward to coming back for a 3rd tour hopefully soon. A big thank you to all the promoters, organizers, and friends for your hospitality and generosity.
Euro Tour May 2018
Hellenica will be be performing in Europe in May 2018. See dates below:
- 10/05/18 Berlin, DE @ Madame Claude’s
- 12/05/18 Leipzig, DE @ Cafe Akko
- 13/05/18 Prague, CZ @ (A)void Floating Gallery
- 15/05/18 Bamberg, DE @ Pizzini
- 17/05/18 Amsterdam, NL @ Vondelbunker
- 18/05/18 Groningen, NL @ Betontegel Festival
19/05/18 Kassel, DE @ Boreal Kulturezentrum
New Video for “Fruits of Fire”
Video created by Guillaume Vallée. It uses video glitch and 16mm film.
Fluid Radio UK Review
Read the review of Hellenica’s latest release “Land of No Return” by Fluid Radio UK.
08/08/17 New EP is out!
Happy to announce the digital release of a new E.P entitled “Land of no Return” on the Jeunesse Cosmique label.
This EP explores the depths of 70’s and 80’s sci-fi soundtracks. Scraps, notes and ideas fused together to create a soundtrack to a fictional film entitled: Land of no Return.
This album was recorded digitally then mastered through a 1970’s DENON 5L-40 REEL TO REEL TAPE MACHINE found in an antique shop in Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. More info on the machine here:
Instruments used on this recording: Various midi instruments, a Fender bass guitar, Roland SH2000 synth, fender Epiphone guitar, ebo, Sampletron. Run time is 16:47.
Stream, share and buy EP here. Enjoy!
New EP Coming Soon!
Show – 6/28/17 – Casa del Popolo
June 28/17 @ Casa Del Popolo w/ Witxes (France), Ghidrah (members of ThisQuiteArmy, Aun, Maggot Breeder, Squalor) present by Suoni Per Il Popolo – Montreal