The Helio Sequence – Negotiations

  • February 3, 2013

Portland, Oregon indie folk duo The Helio Sequence – Brandon Summers (guitar, vocals) and Benjamin Weikel (keys, drums) – are out with their greatly anticipated following to 2008’s Keep Your Eyes Ahead, Negotiations. The two have been playing together since 1996, and their latest set of eleven tracks find them still making shimmering, dreamy, reverb-laden music, this time with a pop edge. Recording in an empty warehouse industrial space, the guys experimented and improvised on vintage equipment, following the music and mood down its own winding road. What results are spacious and finely crafted songs about loneliness, loss, forgiveness, acceptance and hope. Standouts include the title track, “Silence on Silence”, and “Harvester of Souls.” – Written by SMarx



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