Artist: David Helpling + Jon Jenkins
Album: Treasure

Released: 12 June 2007
Label: Spotted Peccary

On Treasure (67'28") David Helpling and Jon Jenkins create a synthetic 7th heaven where the muses of Patrick O'Hearn, Steve Roach and Lanterna play. The 10 tracks on this CD run from the emotionally charged and heroic to spiritually nuanced and serene. The key to this music is in its sonorous depth. Deep expressive tones provide space for reflection and expose a listener to the CD's poignant themes. Reverberant piano notes slowly dance above warm electronic harmonies as steely echo guitar plays against icy synth dots. Sultry percussion supports suggestive melodies while slow basslines advance in measured force. Helpling and Jenkins invent these gently humming atmospheres out of a shared spatial understanding. Treasure has emerged from within the inscrutable vastness of sound where these two creative streams meet.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   12 July 2007

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