Progressive Jazz Fusion artist Anders Helmerson has released a new track, Helix of Eternity" from his third and groundbreaking new CD, Triple Ripple, which is available for purchase at iTunes.
Helix of Eternity" begins with the signature Anders sound of big bright majestic synth lines that are responded to by drums accenting the bass phrases, The textures of the keys in the background lay a sonic framework of what is to follow the spoken voice telling the listener about the Helix and how to find the path to its meaning. This is a cosmic journey and a message to those who hear that Only in the dream can you understand." Helix of Eternity is the shortest track of the program of compositions on this JazzRock Cosmic tour de force. If you're into Jazz Rock, then this is certainly a track you'll enjoy.
Helmerson stated, This song is about the circular motion of nature and how that pertains to music. When you create music, you're sometimes tempted to repeat a theme or melody once or several times, but if you do, you might feel that it makes the music trivial or cheapens it somehow. But to repeat is really something that's only natural. If you think about it, nature itself is built upon circles and repetitions. Not being scared of repeating just by thinking of the law of nature makes the result sustainable and mature. When you are in a middle of a creative process, if it's complex, it can be easy to get lost in the process. Keeping the fundaments of nature in mind, as in the circular movements, gives you a clear depiction of what you are doing."
The mood of the song is contemplativean induction to a dream, somewhat hypnotic. It's tranquil and fits in nicely with the rest of the somewhat intense musical program on the CD.
The circling spiral of nature
Moulds the helix of eternity
And the incomprehensible
Concept of time
That we cannot understand
The art of music is repetitive
So is our yearning for the ultimate form
Wherein the circle is not only
A symbol of nature
But nature also a symbol of itself
Only in the dream can we understand In the dream...
Helmerson lets his creativity take him to new heights which ultimately resulted in him creating his own genre of music which he dubs Progressive Fusion; a combination of long songs with virtuosos performed in complicated time signatures, elaborate melodies and harmonies that are built on pentatonic scales that are neither major nor minor. This musical mastermind fuses jazz and rock to create a sound that amazes listeners with the power of superior technique and great composing." MusicDishRead More
Born in Sweden in February 1959, Anders Helmerson has had a life-long love affair with music. In the 1970's, Helmerson played in various short-lived bands and studied classical music in Denmark and Sweden, all the while becoming more and more interested in synthesizers and progressive rock. Helmerson completed his debut album, The End of Illusion," in 1981. The album's lack of success caused him to turn his back on music for the next several years. He worked as a surgeon in Copenhagen, a GP in Norway and a ship's doctor on a cruise-ship, eventually discovering Rio de Janeiro, the catalyst for his return to music. In early 2002, Helmerson release his second album, Fields Of Inertia" on the Brazilian label, Som Interior Productions.