HELENA ESPVALL - NIMIS & ARX (FM06)










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A split release with Pax Recordings.

The debut solo release from Helena Espvall, cellist of Espers. Her past and present collaborators include such diverse figures as Fursaxa, Oluyemi Thomas, Sharron Kraus, From Quagmire, Lukas Ligeti, Samara Lubelski, Eugene Chadbourne, Pauline Oliveros, Scorces, Katt Hernandez and many others.

With production and electronics provided by sonic maverick
George Korein of Infidel?/Castro!, "Nimis & Arx" is a recording of translucid wonder. Utilizing cello, guitar, recorder, voice and electronics, Espvall has delivered a CD which touches on aspects of all the multi-faceted elements of her musical journey to date while creating a vocabulary in a voice which is uniquely hers.


BIO:

Having played guitar and cello in several rock bands (as well as
performing in a silent movie orchestra, an Arabian Music ensemble and
free improvised music), Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist Helena Espvall
moved to Philadelphia in the year 2000. Besides performing with Espers,
Helena performs with the Amnesiac Music & Dance ensemble and
collaborates with many others in the psychedelic folk and free
improvisation world.

Helena has performed several times at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival,
twice at the High Zero Festival of improvised music in Baltimore, at the
Improvised and Otherwise Festival in Brooklyn, at the Big Sur
experimental festival in California and at Terrastock 2006 in Providence,
RI among others.



SELECT DISCOGRAPHY:

Espers II by Espers (drag city 310) 2006
Weed Tree by Espers (locust 73) 2005
Habitats In The Wound by From Quagmire (vhf 88) 2005
Before The Beginning by Oluyemi Thomas (recorded 011) 2003



“In the depth of a swelling seashell, hear the voice of ancient Rose Gala.
The current here is very numb, not calm but a very quiet subsequence.
We meet there again and again throughout this Espvall's kindle.
Far over sombrous Zoroastrian mount how you recognize your limen
to get back there?
Now listen.”

Masaki Batoh / Ghost 12 June 2006 Tokyo



MP3 SAMPLES:

KRETSLOPP AV BLOD OCH STJÄRNOR
NIMIS & ARX
MAR AMARGA
PURGATORY CHASM
VORTEX




Helena's webpage