The last twelve months have seen Lucidflow blood a lot of new talent to the imprint. With that in mind, it is a pleasure to revisit a familiar name from the past in the form of Helly Larson. Otherwise known as Lars Helbig, the Berlin based producer graced the label way back in 2011 with the Bronco Del Noche release - alongside another Lucidflow stalwart, Riccicomoto. However, it was the appearance on as remixer on Klartraum's Helping Witness that really saw everything fall in to place, taking the Lucidflow owner's piece into stratospheric melodic territories. Fittingly, Helbig's latest release hearkens back to the bread and butter of the label, with 'Eternal Flame' laying out a trio of unfussy dub action.
The title track requires the barest of foundations to operate from - deep subby kicks, off-beat rides and muted claps - for the dub expand over. Timbres exist across the entire soundstage - clear and close to your eardrums, drifting across the middle distance and imperceptibly looming on the horizon. The progression subtly increases in complexity before dispersing as mysteriously as it appeared.
Following this, 'Communication' follows a similar pattern but is a considerably less gaseous prospect than the leading 'Eternal Flame'. Nearly every sound is firmly gated and keenly controlled, arranged around a simple chord progression and off-beat sub rhythm. The conceit are the moments when the ubiquitous echo is allowed to spray up, like a rogue wave hitting a cliff, spraying and dispersing through the air.
Finally, 'Echoes of Dream' is more driving than the title would have you imagine. Starting off with a 'Dark & Long' style held choral texture, it is the gnarled harmonic stab that follows the rolling bass notes that pump like a piston. In the end, this provides an intriguing juxtaposition to the dreamy flow and the filtering dub chords that make up the accompaniment.
Hitting the digital shelves on 19th September, make sure you check the return of Helly Larson to Lucidflow.
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Hall North (Soma, Fade, Wiggle, Cubism, Tulipa): "Very cool indeed!!" (will play)
Michel De Hey: "thanks for this" (will play)
Dinamo.FM (): "Very nice. Thanks" (will play)
M-Voice (Sofa Sessions): "Wow, awesome EP. Nice Sound, full support...." (will play)
Deepling (ReadyMixRecords, EmptyWhiskeyFlaskRecords, Electronical Reeds): "Hellyeah! thx. dubby sounds." (will play)
Addex (): "communication and echoes of dream, very nice." (will play)
Hervé Dias (): "Wow what to say! Helly is Helly!! In love with is deepness from the first time! Awesomeness release! Thanks and big Love" (will chart) (will play)
Lateral Cut Groove (): "Fantastic release. Will support on my Deeper Sides radio show. Thx" (will play)
DJ Echo (deephouseradio.com): "Magic! One of my favourite producers. I will play" (will play)
Dr. Motte (PRAXXIZ): "we are totally chilled now. thanks. download for dr. motte, thanks :-)" (will play)
Gez Varley / G-Man (gmr records ,ostgut records): "nice cutz...love the Eternal Flame track" (will play)
Orde Slam (Soma/Paragraph): "thanx guys" (will play)
Nadja Lind / Klartraum (Lucidflow & many others): "eternal love" (will chart) (will play)
Deepken (): "Really cool! full support" (will play)
Mauro Picotto (Alchemy): "Thanks for the tunes" (will play)
Miroslav Digital FM (Digital FM): "Nice Music! Thanks DFM" (will play)
D. Diggler (too many, i forgot !): "Lovely Dub stuff. I like !! ;) " (will chart)
Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): "Smooth Deepness At Its Finest.. Love what Helly Is Doing At The Moment And This Is A Brilliant Release To Add To His Collection.. Quality Vibes Guys Stunning .. Thanks" (will chart) (will play)
Gabriel le Mar (): "beautiful tunes! Can't decide which is my fav since all track are really strong - respect!" (will play)
Karlos Sense / Ibiza Sonica (Ibiza Sonica): "Great Deep TEchno. Support on my warm ups. many thanks. " (will play)
Stanny Franssen (Trapez, KMS, Planet Rhythm): "Cool for the smooth parts in my set. Thanks!"
johnny mack (Deep House Radio): "All 3 tracks are great! If I had pick one would say "Echoes of Dream" however, can't go wrong with any of them. I will definitely be putting these in future rotation. Cheers! Johnny " (will play)
Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music): "communication is my choice " (will chart) (will play)
Different Grooves (differentgrooves.com): "classic dub techno influences. thanks for sending"
Eddy Romero (Expmental/ Little Helpers / Lucidflow / Deeperfect): "Communication for me thanks !" (will play)
Lucas Hulan (Microna, Nightphunk): "So Deep So Nice!" (will play)
Monokultur (): "Dubby Love" (will play)
Extra Music New (): "Dub Finest" (will chart)
Jay Hill (King Street Records, IRecords,3Bridge Records): "very enchanting. in love with this release communication is really special :)" (will chart) (will play)
Francesco Tarallo (Lucidflow, Trapez, Trapez Ltd., Airmusiq): "Great release!" (will play)
Satoshi Fumi (Moodmusic,Plastic City,Klik,King Street Sounds etc.): "quality pack.especially i love Eternal Flame." (will play)
Marco Carola (): "downloading for marco carola, thanks "
Joe Silva (Purespace): "Eternal Flame is dub bliss. Thanks!" (will play)
Roberto Clementi (Soma): "I like this EP, many thanks. " (will play)
Tsugi (Tsugi): "Eternal Flame for me"
Mark J (ahoren music, radioactivity productions, progress recrods): "on point, really lovely stuff. thanx!" (will play)
Al Bradley (): "The gorgeous dub outings here :) Communication stood out from the three on initial listen, but all three are excellent!" (will play)
Nikita Legki (): "Top music from Helly Larson as always !" (will play)
riccicomoto (LUCIDFLOW / Ibiza Global Radio / Retrospective Zoology / double7music): "...thanx for sending...nice dubbing by my friend helly...enjoying these sounds...will play dem..." (will play)
Radio show Soundtraffic - DJ RIM-K (): "Nice ep, lovely tracks !!" (will play)
Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo): "echoes of dream is awesome!" (will play)
Lou Lamar (): "What can i say, this whole EP is quality! Thank You" (will play)
Sossa (): "cool"
DJ Franksen (suara, bcbtec, plastic city, komm mit musik, soap and many more): "sexy helly all the way!!" (will play)
Christopher Çolak (): "Dubby!" (will play)
Ivan Garci (Lucidflow,Vlosfer records(manager)): "great as always,love it.Thanks.Eternal flame is my fav." (will play)
Oscar Cornell (Lucidflow / Frucht / Born In Mexico [Sony Music]): "Thnx nice music!. Communication my fav!" (will play)
Zamali (Timewarp Music - Kraaks records): "Deep, atmospheric, trippin ! Gotta love it !" (will play)
Joanish (): "Very nice EP, love Echos of Dream!!" (will play)
Ibiza Live (): "best deep house quality xx" (will play)
Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow): "Great EP. Really into "Echoes of Dream". Thank you!" (will play)
Electronique (): "checking the deepness"
Rishi K. (): "Cool warm up tracks thanks!" (will play)
Mastercris (): "Eternal flame for me, great track!" (will play)
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Tim Benjamin (protonradio): "echoes for me, thanks" (will play)
Carlos Koschitzky (): "Full support! " (will play)
Jamie Stevens (): "Gorgeous dub tones. " (will play)
Nunc (Sofa Sessions): "Top EP. Dub techno at its best! " (will chart) (will play)
Pele Corral (desperadoz): "tripeaks ;-)" (will play)
Hooll (Lucidflow, Krad recording, 324 recording and more): "nice ep thx to share , alle my support " (will play)
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "excellent work ! as usual from Helly " (will chart)
Helmut Ebritsch (Many): "Helly loves the masters" (will chart)
A-Kintero (intimate Project Music - ebb+flow - NYC ): "As always Helly delivering proper tunes, nice Ep..!!!" (will play)
Helly Larson: "thanx for collaboration ;)"
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Misk (): "playlist and support in altroverso" (will chart) (will play)
Sammy W and Alex E (): "Nice release, thanks!" (will play)
Carlos Alfonsin (): "So good Ep"
Jason Ireland (): "nice ep will play thanks:)" (will play)
Patrick Abou Faysal (): "nice!" (will play)
Nicke & R.MA (ACKT Imprint AMA Rec, Bla Bla, Baile Musik): "Nice Grooves we will Def Try Them out!" (will play)
Teknobrat (Karma Loft, Karma Dance, Restructured Records, Sounds Of Juan, Kulture Room): "Will play, support & test Thanks Teknobrat.. " (will play)
Deepinradio (): "Great textures." (will play)