Helkiase

by Helen Gillet

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Helen Gillet's 2018 solo album is Inspired by Helkiase, a cure-all medicine invented by the nuns of Notre Dame à la Rose hospital in Lessines, Belgium. [The hospital was one of Europe's longest continually operating hospitals founded in XIII's century]. Gillet's latest music deals with the more recent personal layers of complicated grief and finding new strength, sense of humor and inspiration. This recording captures the current spirit of Gillet's live performance and features her newest original songs "Slow Drag Pavageau" written about legendary dancer and New Orleans bassist Alcide Pavageau, as well as "You Found Me," "Skin," and "Vautour,"song inspired by Israeili composer and artist Naama Tsabar. All songs are performed by Helen Gillet using a Boss RC50 Loop station and mainly cello and voice. Tracks 7 "Tonnerre" and 4 "Helkiase" use a Moog Sub Fatty synthesizer and vinyl scratching of a famous 1940 General de Gaulle speech.

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released August 1, 2018

Live studio sessions and evening concerts recorded by Andrew "Goat" Gilchrist at the House of 1Hz on March 8th and 9th 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Mastered by Bruce Barielle. Cover photography by Greg Miles. Album art design by Lauren Donovan. Produced by Helen Gillet. www.helengillet.com

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Helen Gillet New Orleans, Louisiana

Belgium, Singapore, Chicago, Wisconsin and New Orleans are my places. Cello, voice and vibration are my main tools in this life.
"Je veux être aimé pour moi même, et non pas pour mes ornements"
Brigitte Fontaine

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Track Name: Vautour
Tout les trasditions
Reconstitution
Ça vaut bien un tour
Les humains sont des vautours
Track Name: Skin
As I move into the next Layer
Holding on to her last Prayer
I must Shed this Skin you got used to
This Skin I'm crawling in

As I move into the next Layer
Holding on to her last Prayer
I must Shed this Skin you got used to
I'm a child when I'm with You

Don't you know you've won
In this world without a Gun

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