'Remnants Vol. VII' by Isaac Helsen
PITP Digital Exclusive
Two brand new angelic pieces in Helsen’s ‘Remnants Series’ which conjures the solitude of emptiness while contemplating existence.
‘Remnants’ by Isaac Helsen has taken several forms over many years: A full-length album and a double album, before it was scrapped entirely; reborn as a four-part series of EPs, and scrapped again; finally, taking form as 'Remnants', an eight-part series to be released over the course of 2019 on Past Inside the Present.
The project is both an autobiographical examination of the artist’s struggles with mental health and an attempt to deconstruct the idea of an album, creating a new series of sounds by collecting broken pieces of varying styles and in scattered stages of completion.
The individual eight volumes will be released sporadically and unpredictably throughout the remainder of 2019, noting both the sporadic and unpredictable nature of these collections of sound as well as the processes in which they were conceived.
50% of all proceeds for the ‘Remnants’ series will be donated to Active Minds, a charity focused on opening the conversation about mental health through support services and education, aimed at students aged 14-25.
Vol. VII context and setting:
solitude in emptiness, facing existence.
Written and produced by Isaac Helsen
Layout & design treatments by zakè
Photo captured in 2019 on expired Kodak Gold 200 film by Isaac Helsen
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Vol. VII - Remnants Series