The rise of Oakland's latest upstarts & innovators—Half Stack; photographed by Julie Juarez.
The hymns of Helena Deland; press photo courtesy of the artist.
Available now from Luminelle Recordings, Helena Deland shared the lauded new EP From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II that is one of the year’s must hear releases (and also the debut release from Luminelle Recordings). The succinct collection of recordings illustrate the effective power of tightly cared for & crafted songs that are the perfect compliment to make your day or evening more introspective & illuminated. Deland begins the four song journey with the trail-ways of discovery that are embarked upon with “There Are a Thousand”, the outlaw rocker & roller of “Perfect Weather for a Crime”, the pensive atmosphere of “Take It All”, before arriving full circle with the cryptic dialogues of “Body Language”.
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Helena shared the following reflections about the making of the EP:
I went back to the studio last summer to record all the pieces I had written in the last five years. It has become a series of fragments that have in common the idea of the relationship, the feeling of being often completely lost in the company of others.
Helena Deland’s new EP From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II is available now from Luminelle Recordings.
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