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Helio Parallax

Self-titled debut

CD/Digital: June 17, Vinyl July 15

Josh Werner, Marihito Ayabe, Takuya Nakamura, Bianca Casady (CocoRosie), Jah Dan (Major Lazer), Bill Laswell remix


With effective explorations in time and space, Helio Parallax presents a sound deeply rooted in spiritual expression. True analog electronic music (no laptops) with cinematic landscapes (think Blade Runner meets Miles Davis' Elevator To the Gallows sound track) anchored by deep dub/hip hop beats with skilled instrumentation to create an atmospheric landscape coined "Sci Fi Dub Noir".

Josh Werner (Wu Tang Clan, Lee Scratch Perry, Cocorosie, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band) brings a concept of Sci Fi Dub Noir, performing visions of dub, hip hop and free jaz, with production and compositions directly from the lineage of futuristic collisionist thought. As Bass Player magazine (March 2014) said, "Josh Werner has re-0rmerged with a project that spotlights his masterful dub playing."

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Takuya Nakamura (George Russell, Arto Lindsay, Cocorosie, Quincy Jones) blends a new brand of Jazz, lo-fi analog and Hi-Fi gigital space techno to his style of composition and production. His ethereal trumpet playing establishing a cinematic landscape of sound which evokes futuristic expressionistic moods throughout.

Dub specialist/beat maker Marihito Ayabe (Dub Nomads, Chimp Beams, Shing02) offers a blend of hip hop and reggae programming with atmospheric sound design.

Special guests include Bianca Casady (Cocorosie), LOUQUE and Jah Dan (Major Lazer).

Helio Parallax
Strange Dream (feat. Loque)
Another Broken Human
Kilgore Trout Dub
Soft Blind Pony Ride (feat. Bianca Casady)
Speed of Life (feat. Jahdan Blakkamore)
Frank's Lament (feat. Doug Wiesleman)
Nocturne for Secret Planets
After the Flood
Happy Helio
City of Glass
New Planet, Old Sun (CD & LP only)
Strange Dream Dub Bill Laswell Remix (via download code with purchase of vinyl)