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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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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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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).

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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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Episode 13 is an all solo outing from the California period featuring me on syntesizer, electric guitar and loops.
Features the following tracks:

1- I Heard That
2- Milk Teeth
3- Lost in Paris
4- Nelson’s Day
5- Questions of Distance
6- A Good Deed Shines

These are solo works done during the same period as The Dozey Lumps’ tenure that feature a more electronic flavor. Production note:  I name the device used on track 6 as being a sequencer when in fact it is the arpeggiator on the Korg DW8000 synthesizer that is in use on this piece. In the image department here’s another photo from this past summer taken up near the continental divide in Rocky Mountain National Park. Thanks for stopping in,  more music coming soon, have a good day.