Homeshake: Helium

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Release Date: 02-15-2019

SKU: 858458006606

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Homeshake: Helium

1. Product Details

Over his first three albums, Homeshake's Peter Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that's taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own. It comes through not only in the gauziness of the production, but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. Everyone Sagar encounters here - including himself - seems to be a step removed from present reality, whether by technology ("Anything At All"), solitude ("Just Like My"), or sweet fantasy ("Like Mariah"). Helium was recorded and mixed by Sagar alone in his apartment in Montreal in early 2018. Freed of the rigid editing process he'd endured before, he was able to lose himself in pursuit of tone and texture. A budding interest in ambient and experimental music pushed him to tinker with the micro-sounds that surround the songs here. The warm chords of a Roland Juno 60 form the album's base, and gave him a clean palette with which to work. "No tape hiss, no humming power outlets and shitty mixing boards," as he puts it. "Everything just came out nice and pure."

  1. Early
  2. Anything at All
  3. Like Mariah
  4. Heartburn
  5. All Night Long
  6. Trudi and Lou
  7. Just Like My
  8. Nothing Could Be Better
  9. Other Than
  10. Salu Says Hi
  11. Another Thing
  12. Couch Cushion
  13. (Secret Track)

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