The Second To Last Plague

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  • Title: The Second To Last Plague
  • Artist: Helaas
  • Label: Le Petit Mignon
  • Format: Tape
  • Genres: Experimental Electronic, Electro-Acoustic, Dark Ambient, Folk, Noise, Misc Berlin
  • Price: €7,00EU (incl. 19% VAT)€5,88non-EU

"New addition to the unpurposely growing list of Le Petit Mignon releases featuring contemporary defunct projects, this time presenting “The Second To Last Plague” by Helaas, a quartet originally founded in Berlin in 2011 by Ratbag (electric guitar), Bex (electroacoustic bass guitar, vocals), Niedowierzanie (cello) and Yvan Volochine (computer).

The release offers two long thrilling pieces, a lava of subtle distorted guitar swells, progressive noise, deep and haunting string sounds and captivating voices. The music of Helaas is here both fierce and calming, a bipolar composition clash between fear and relief. Breathtaking.

Edition of 100 pro-duplicated black cassettes with black imprint, housed in a double-sided fold out A3 poster, hand-stamped and numbered, sealed by a strip of Kumihimo cord. Recorded at N.K, Berlin. Mixed by Bex. Artwork by Insultor. Total duration: 26min. Includes free download code."