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6th chapter of a modern psychedelic lofi-adventure. Recorded and mixed in 10 hours, on a 4-track cassette tape recorder. Being released almost coincident with the band’s birthday, the record closes a turbulent, yet creative first year of life.

The “Heartbreak Sessions” was a collection of low-key downers, whereas “London” presents some of the bands more sharp and upbeat work.

The ep title is a metaphor for “hype” and so the opening track, “This Is London” is a ironic comment on the vast amount of buzztalk, that is ever-present in musicbusiness.
“Tear Me Apart (Teenage Girl)” and “Head” are two uptempo bangers, both dealing with various aspects of male sexual frustration. The ending track “Dont Look For Drugs (Drugs Will Look For You)” is the only longplayer - an almost autobiographical lyric, embodied in a repetitive, bluesy tune.

The ep was recorded, mixed, mastered by Helmet Compass on the 7th of april, to Maxell 90 cassettetape, with a Fostex 280 4-track recorder. The recordings were done in the band’s rehearsing space, with only sparse equipment available.
All songs is written by Helmet Compass. All instruments is played by Helmet Compass, except the bass on “This Is London” which is done by Fillip Wolfgang Willink.


released October 18, 2012


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Helmet Compass Denmark

ecstasy rock - copenhagen

Management: Kalle Bremer

Helmet Compass sounds like an electronic version of Happy Mondays bathed in countless dance associations. Balearic breakbeats, halogen house pianos, syncopated synth stabs, and two-ton bass is tumbling out of the speakers with an exalting energy unheard of since the golden age of the throb-throb-music in the early nineties.
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