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From his base in London, Helm (Luke Younger) has come to the fore as a crucial voice in experimental music today. With a palette that draws from electronic music in its broadest sense, Helm’s work is marked by the thrilling unknowns of exploratory sound practices, and loaded with a tearaway’s attitude. It’s euphoric, narrative-driven music, but it has its despairing qualities. Helm operates the label ALTER, though much of his work has appeared on the highly revered PAN. This includes 2015’s acclaimed album Olympic Mess, a crowded work of influences set in congested dub.
Declan Synnott works with a variety of methods based around tape and analogue synthesiser. Rooted in noise and experimental sound, Declan's live performances are focused on dense, immersive sound, intentionally loose from any strict structural boundary, building a wall of textured noise. Previous work can be heard at https://declansynnott.bandcamp.com/ and https://soundcloud.com/declan-synnott