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…or listening as it were.Episode 28 in this series features some solo tracks recorded at home during 2002 and 2003. Titles and start times are as follows:

 1- SCN #1  00:00
 2- Futile Fanfare  03:03
 3- Around The Horn  04:35
 4- Letter From Home  07:54
 5- The Shiny Deep  11:51
 6- It’s The Vicar….Not The Bishop  13:56
 7- The Time It Takes  19:06
 8- You Might Not Ever Get Home  20:58
 9- Iron Killed The Fairies  22:15
10- SCN #2  26:09

All music performed and recorded by Bryan Helm.All rights reserved by the artist  Drum and bass loop sample on track #8 uses a Yamaha DTEXpress digital drum preset.  The drums, piano, and lapsteel will all be increasing their musical roles in the remaining shows in this series, which I hope to conclude by years end. Thanks to all of you for listening, enjoy the music and have a good day.  Photo from harvest time a few years back…down the road.

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Show #27 of the My Life In Sound series is an all solo effort from 2001, recorded live in the studio in Colorado. Titles and start times are as follows: 

1- Last Day of Summer  00:00
2- June 1st 2001  05:42
3- Hindu Lineman  08:02
4- I Shudder to Think  11:03
5- Resonance of Memory  15:02
6- Steampunk Returns  18:42
7- Prelude (to Let’s Talk About Toys)  22:47
8- Standing in the Sun  26:39

All music composed, performed and recorded by Bryan Helm. All rights reserved by the artist. This is the first program in this series to taken from tracks recorded to Mini-Disc rather than tape, a slow nod to the 21st century. Arrangement of polymer clay pieces with dichroic glass centers by yours truly. Thanks for stopping by, there’s more coming soon, meanwhile try to stay cool.

……is now available for listening.Episode 24 of At-The-Helm is an all solo outing featuring tracks recorded live in the studio in Colorado during 1998 & 1999. Most of these pieces are made up of loops constructed to form an overall backround that then have a “live” instrumental (keyboard, guitar) lead played over it as it’s recorded. Titles and start times are as follows:

1- Back East Out West  00:00
2- Bridge of Knots 04:30
3- Furrowed Brow 08:22
4- Touch the Fence 10:24
5- Last Resort 15:12
6- Down The Well 21:32
7- A Break In The Weather 23:32

All tracks composed, performed and recorded by Bryan Helm. All rights reserved by the artist. For more info on these and other recordings in this series and some other related artists, please visit at-the-helm.us

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….available and features recordings of solo works from 1997. All instruments and vocals by Bryan Helm. Titles and starting times are as follows:

1- Mr. Crow 1    0:00
2- All The Rabbits   2:20
3- Sad For Today    4:41
4- Tales From Treehorn   9:19
5- Our Hearts Are All Around Us    13:12
6- Mr. Crow 2   17:44
7- Frost   23:14

Recorded live to tape by Bryan Helm. All right reserved by the artist  Mr.Crow 1&2 has a live guitar overdub. Photo from my paper route circa Jan-April 1997 Weld County Colorado. Please do give a listen , stay tuned for more and thanks for stopping in.

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..is now uploaded for your listening pleasure. This is an all solo show starting with one last track from California then moving on to six selections from 1996 recorded in Colorado in my basement studio.

1- Silver Lining (3-2-95)

2- An Evening Breeze- 3:02

3- Boot With Love- 8:39

4- How Was I To Know- 13:15

5- Bob’s Your Uncle- 18:30

6- While Rome Burns- 22:33

7- Autumn Light- 26:20

All tracks performed and recorded by Bryan Helm live to tape except #4 which has a live keyboard over a taped 11 string guitar track (free range tuning). All rights reserved by the artist. Please note starting times for tracks now listed for episodes #17 and up. Photo from near the Nevada/Utah state line August 1995. Today is my 50th birthday so sicerest thanks and best wishes to all those who’ve taken the time to enjoy this series so far,  I look forward to completing this musical tour of my past as this year winds on. Please have a great weekend and look for more here soon.

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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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an episode that marks a change in format . From now on all episodes will be all music and no talk, I’ll hopefully cover any relevant info here in my blog. My thanks to Glenn for his talents in editing the first 16 shows. This change will allow me to include another 8-10 minutes of music in each podcast, which may prove necessary in the shows to come to try and cover all the materials I’d like to in this series.  The seventeenth show in this series features the following tracks:

1-  32 Seconds

2- A Man I Know

3- The Sunday River

4- A Distant Embrace

5- Mister Nelson’s Radio

6- My Old Man

It’s an all solo deal with me on drum machine,synthesizer, vocals and loops . This is a rare (no-guitar) episode in the series. The first 2 tracks are from October’94, the last 4 were recorded between 6-19 and 7-4 in 1994. Track #6 is dedicated to my father. Performed and recorded live to tape by Bryan Helm. All rights reserved by the artist. Photo of tree downed by lightning in RMNP Colorado (probably did make a sound).