The Helio Sequence is an American indie rock duo from Beaverton, Oregon, signed to Sub Pop. The band consists of Brandon Summers on vocals and guitars and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards. Summers and Weikel formed The Helio Sequence in 1999, and played their first show in Portland at the Mount Tabor Theater
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The Helio Sequence (Official). We're a band from Portland, OR that has been playing together since 1996. n was mastered by The Helio Sequence at HELIO SOUND studio in their hometown of Portland, Oregon.
Profile: Portland, Oregon indie rock duo who incorporate electronic and psychedelic into their sometimes dreamy, very humanist aesthetic.
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but the last two tracks salvage the album. The disc is worth the listen if you need a soothing sound to escape your routine in the auditory cosmos. That is kind of how I feel about this album
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Set Your Mind
Forward And Back
A Thousand Cities
Stay Here Forever
It all began with the "20-Song Game." Some friends of ours had been playing and explained the idea: everyone gets one day to record 20 songs. In the evening, you get together, listen to the results and talk about the process. The goal is to give up the second-guessing and overthinking that can stifle creativity, to break free of inhibitions and run with momentum. Inspired by this idea, we decided that we would play a sort of elongated "20-Song Game" to write our new record. Starting in May 2014, we gave ourselves one month to write as many songs as we could. We set out making keyboard loops, guitar passages, ambient sketches: anything and everything that was inspired in the moment. We worked separately at times, alone in the studio sketching ideas only to pass them off to each other to add input. We also worked closely together to record a series of live jams, playing to keyboard loops without any premeditation, just rolling the loop and improvising, keeping only first takes. By June 1st we had transformed countless bits, jams and fragments into 26 songs. In the continuing spirit of the "20-Song Game," we gave the demos to 31 of our friends and family members and asked them to give us their feedback. The 10 songs with the most votes became our self-titled sixth LP.
Here are 11 of the demos that didn't make the final record. All of them hold a special place in our hearts. Some of them are less finished than others, but we've left them as they are, blemishes and all: garbled vocals, smeary guitars, meandering middles, and tentative endings. We're hopeful that what comes through is the sense of possibility, the spark of inspiration and the joy of creativity that drove us through that special month. We hope you enjoy the music and, as always, thanks for listening!