David Helpling's Runes & Hugar Live This Weekend on Echoes.
This weekend, guitarist David Helpling takes us into the runic and oceanic influences of his January CD of the Month, Rune. Helpling is a southern California musician who has been a favorite on the show for about 25 years. He’s recorded all his albums on the Spotted Peccary label, noted for their deep ambient music. His three recordings with Jon Jenkins were all CD of the Month picks. But for his latest solo album, he’s gone truly solo, creating an album with a guitar, a bass and a lot of processing. Rune was the Echoes CD of the Month in January. It’s a concept album, a tone poem based around the Nordic Rune for ocean. He talks about ambient guitar, the ocean and ancient runes.
Read the CD of the Month review of David Helpling’s Rune
Some weekend listeners will also go into the chill of Iceland for some music inspired by that chill when we talk with Hugar. The ambient chamber music duo released their second album, Varda, last year. It’s music inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. Get the chills with Hugar on Echoes.