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and it’s another collection of tunes from the BrotherSync boys. This show features  studio and live tracks as follows:

1- Wages of  Sync  00:00

2-It’s A Bent World  05:08

3- Noodle Bowl  10:18

4- There’s Bucks in Jingles  12:44

5- Hahalodics  15:17

6- Another Cup of Joe  19:56

7- Good Evening Folks  24:37

 All tracks  performed by Hardgrave, Moreland and Helm except #6 which is Hardgrave and Helm. All rights reserved by the artists.Track #6 features Mark Hardgrave on drums and lead guitar recorded Jan1 2005. Tracks 2,3,4 & 5 recorded live in the stuidio 9-7-04. Track #1 mixed and mastered by Bret Moreland circa 2002. Casino field recording by Bret also.  Photo of BrotherSync at Halloween 2004. Track #5 is for Wally Mitchel. Thanks for listening, more sooner than the last soon, and happy holidays to all.

is here in the form of At-The-Helm Episode 26.For this program the My Life in Sound series features excerpts from the Bindlestiff CD “Late”. Released in 2000 this is music recorded from 1996-1998 and the final collection of new recorded works from Bindlestiff to date. Titles and start times are as follows:

1- Christopher Robin’s Dead  00:00
2- Head Or Tail 04:57
3- Dark Water Search  08:47
4- The Earth Below  14:28
5- …And Heaven Above  16:52
6- This Sleeping Circus 21:36

Performed and recorded live in the studio by Bryan Helm and Dave Stafford. All rights reserved by the artists. Original recordings produced by Dave Stafford. For more information please visit at-the-helm.us Photo from a recent afternoon in Colorado. Many thanks to all my loyal listeners

..by far and away one of the most ambient of the programs in this series.Show #23 is an all Bindlestiff affair featuring two tracks from the 1998 CD “Distant”. Both of these pieces began as live to tape solo loop works that I did in Colorado and then sent to Dave in California where he added his live loop tracks in much the same fashion we had always worked but with a distance and a delay to it. This music reflects a great deal of open space and was sparked (for me) by the new western landscapes that I was getting to experience and the sense of geographic distance from my musical partner that now existed. This is very slow and careful music which has grown on me over the years. Tracks and start times are as follows:

1- No Other Ocean (00:00)
2- Into Violet (15:10)

For a more detailed equipment listing for these recordings please visit at-the-helm.us and click on the thumbnail image for the “Distant” CD.  All music copyright 1998 Bryan Helm/Dave Stafford. All rights reserved by the artists. Engineered by Dave Stafford. Photo of leaves on snow circa 1998.

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now for your listening pleasure. This show is a live Bindlestiff concert recorded April 30th 1995 in San Diego CA  direct from the mixing board. It features the following tracks:

1- Short Circuit Circus

2- Fantasia

3- The Night Sky

4- Sleep It Off

5- Orbital Noon

6- The Night Sky 2

Thanks to Dave Stafford ( e-bow guitar, loops,effects, original recording engineer). Thanks also to Mr. John Goddard and family for hosting Dave and I for some of our performances during the years 1989-1995.  Copyright 2008 Helm/Stafford all rights reserved. This is the last show in this series from the California period and also the last live Bindlestiff concert to date. My thanks again to Dave for his work and to all the folks who came out to see us play live. Next episode it’s off to Colorado so please stay tuned. Featured photo is from the farm equipment show last summer. Thanks again for reading and listening and have a good week

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….is now yours for the asking. This show is different in this series in that all the tracks are pieces that use earlier recordings of loops as the base for a new recording that adds a live solo overdub alongside that earlier recording, a primitive mutitrack technique of sorts. Anyway mister Dave Stafford also shows up with the midi pedal bubble effect on track 4 and the E-bow lead guitar on track 7 , both lovely to behold. Otherwise all the rest is caused by me:

1-  Strange News

2- The Rain Returns

3-  Monsoon

4-  Sleep It Off

5- Big Saturday

6-Ten Years

7- Musing Moon & Solemn Sun

Recorded in Escondido CA 1995 by Bryan Helm. All rights reserved by the artist  This Polar image for a bipolar world.

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and available for listening. Sorry for the delay but hopefully a double dose will help, and a matched pair at that.

Both shows feature the work of Bindlestiff. First we’ll hear selections from the CD “Quiet”

 in show #15 and then selections from “Loud” in #16.

Show#15

1- Continental Division

2- Spiral Ginger/Descent

3- Signs of Spring

4- Who is Number One?

5- Into Blue

and then #16

 1- Suspend Your Disbelief

2- Passage by Day

3- Suddenly Nothong Happens

4- Fantasia

5- Thunderous Voice

 Selections from both discs recorded in 1994-95 in Escondido CA, at Studio Seventeen. Engineered by Dave Stafford. All titles copyright 2000 (the universe) Helm/Stafford.For more info please visit At-The-Helm.US and click on the specific CD cover icon or go to the Pure Ambient lisiting in the links section for more info still. Thanks for your patience in listening and I hope you enjoy these new selections. The photo is from last summer in RMNP in Colorado, a double bill of it’s own sort. More music soon, have a good day!

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Just in time for the holidays it’s show#14 up and running. This program contains five tracks from the CD “Early” by Bindlestiff, some of the earliest works by Dave and I including:

1- Ariel Adrift

2- Parade Rest

3- Dos Vedanya, Tanya

4- Cartesian Dualism

5- More Earth than Sea

It’s all live in the studio with loops, guitars, and synthesizers by Bindlestiff. Engineered by Dave Stafford. For more specific gear info go to at-the-helm.us. The weather has been up and down this week (72 degrees with 75 mph wind gusts on tuesday this week, snow today (fri)) so as a nod to the promise of the future here is a pic from last spring of natures determination to loop itself. Thanks for stopping by, please give a listen and have a good day. 

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