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Things Heard. Output from the Felix Helix project.

The Sevenths Song, on Battle Beats Volume Two front cover, the host compilation for The Sevenths Song.

The Sevenths Song

This version of the Sevenths Song is a remake of a song I started (also called the Sevenths song) about 12 years ago.

You can download this track here, and the original here.

The track features on the Battle Beats Vol. Two compilation, a collection of fast, slow, hard and soft tracks on the mlempfree netlabel.

You can download a copy of the compilation here.

Mastering for this one was done  by Neil Lar, who I’d also like to thank for putting the compilation together.

Vibrations.1

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Vibrations.1 is the first (and at time of writing, only) EP from Felix Helix. It took form between 2008 and 2016. Much of why it took so long was just down to life (and laziness) getting in the way.

In some ways I want to think of it as a “starting point.”

The EP was released via the H-A-Z-E netlabel (R.I.P) and it received some press, most notably on the Yeah I Know it Sucks blog, who were really rather nice about it. You can read what they said about it here. I also gave an interview around the time the EP dropped to Noise Without Borders, here.

you can stream and download the EP for free here. It’s also on Spotify.

Tracks and context:

1) Intro

Well, it’s an intro.

2) La Izquerda

The title is the Spanish for “the left.” Don’t know why I called it this, just did. I’d been working on it on and off since 2010.

It’s a track about getting knocked down, spending some time at the bottom and then, getting back up again. At the time of writing, it was probably going to be the last hyper-intricate piece I did.

I dedicate it to Sheila Chandra.

3) 4:27 (also 4-27)

This one was the first track I can say I was happy with; it was remixed for the Digital Vomit compilation DVR019-Everybody Loops, which you can read more about and download here.

I am also incredibly proud to know it’s been featured on the Free Music Archive, and thank Miquel Parera for deeming it worth including.

4) Angelus

I made this one during a pretty intense time in my life, and it may be the most self-expressive thing I’ve ever written.

Here’s hoping you listen to, and enjoy it.

Bathroom

VHS wrapper for CIVIC-TV x N.O.I.S.E. project, on which Bathroom by Felix Helix features.

I made this as a first attempt at an ambient track for the CIVIC-TV x N.O.I.S.E. VHS compilation, a collaboration to make a “noisy ambient” work of visual art.

The accompanying video disappeared off the face of the internet, fortunately all of the audio tracks are still around.

This track was meant to evoke a more cavernous and dreamlike feeling than the  percussive stuff I usually hammer out.

I’m thinking of exploring this direction a little bit more in the coming years.

Shout out to the folks at the N.O.I.S.E subreddit and CIVIC-TV for his work in putting this together.

You can download the track itself from Archive.org here.

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 “Rotten Fish Head,” was one of the last Digital Vomit releases to come out, and was themed around data corruption. It was also the first release from Dreak.

Here, I used a sample set comprised of the sounds of mechanical hard drives (thanks Ibn!) and some sounds generated from loading images into Audacity, as part of a flirtation with databending. Here’s hoping the “out of control/corrupted” aspect comes through nicely.

As always, a download is available (as well as the rest of the Album) over at archive.org

I also contributed album art (the back cover background) to this release. You can see it here.

Gone.

Ecfundo Postremus- The Final Vomit front cover- Gone by Felix Helix is on here.

Things fading further and further away, until they’re there no longer. Gone.

This was a contribution to the Digital Vomit compilation Ecfundo Postremus (available here, individual track here).

It had been quite some time between the last thing I did in this sort of style (i.e. Angelus, which was done between May 2008 and the summer of 2009) and during this time, a lot of stuff changed within myself.

It’s probably reflected within the music.