Heliopause are four beans from Cork and Kerry. Been playing around with instrumental rock and funk since 2005 playing with some great bands, djs and producers from the alternative undercurrent seeping into ireland. In April 2008, they released their self-titled debut EP.
Songwriter Richard Davis is best known for his work as a filmmaker and animator (whose work includes local music promos for Fighting With Wire, Ed Zealous, Cat Malojian and Skibunny) but since 2006 he has also been making a name for himself as a prolific songwriter with Heliopause.
Heliopause became Belfast’s exciting newcomers to the already vibrant and creative scene. Making their debut in February 2006, their sound has been compared to the likes of American Analog Set and Mice Parade. Being described by AU Magazine as “oddly overwhelming”, Heliopause have been inspiring audiences with electric and acoustic sets across Ireland and Germany, supporting Wintersleep, Quasi, Gravenhurst, Frightened Rabbit, Uzi & Ari and New York’s Jeffrey & Jack Lewis whilst also playing at BBC Electric Proms Next Stage Tour, Ladyfest Berlin, Curfew Festival and Innishfree Festival.
Releases to date:
Dark Matter [EP - Furious Tradesmen - FT002CD]
Moment of Recognition [single - Furious Tradesmen - FT004CD]
Walk Into the Sea [album - Furious Tradesmen - FT005CD]
Quote from Francis Jones, the editor of AU magazine:
Understated but oddly overwhelming, Heliopause create songs that tiptoe their way into your affections. Everything is beautifully measured, guitars chiming like a spoon striking the rim of a fine china cup, the pitter-patter rhythms evoking the image of rain beating against the windowpane of a lonely cottage.
This is daydream stuff, woozy, blissful, satisfying. Others might like their thrills more bullish, but Heliopause reward patience and those who take the time to properly befriend this record will be amply rewarded. The central pivot is ‘Lullaby’, a song of devastating purity, spectral and startling. Throughout the male / female vocals are delicate, the delivery either hushed or tickling like a lover’s breath against the ear. And yet, for all the shimmering gorgeousness, Heliopause are more than capable of wrestling the air from your lungs. Note ‘Dark Ink, a song which blots the moment like a depth charge, pulling us under with a swathe of fierce guitar and cascading drums. Mesmerising.
An instrumental/experimental/post-rock band from Belgium. Four guys who like to create an atmosphere that will last forever.
Their existence was short, from 2006 until 2009.
In that time they produced one means to spread their songs, in 2008, the Seinsvergessenheit EP.
Edited by t-s-c on 1 Dec 2010, 17:13
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