ABOUT


HELIC.AL, the new label from Todd Sines + Charles Noel / Archetyp, functions as an constrained exercise to break from restrictions. Instead of the obvious new electronic dance music label that would be expected of these seasoned producers, HELIC.AL turns history on its ear, resulting in collaborations new and old. The debut album from Interval, featuring bassist Andries Boekelman, Sines on vocals, guitar, synths & engineering, Noel on drums and percussion, steps outside the comfort zone of endless tracks and overdubs from a digital workflow, tracked to 8-track tape, and mastered direct to lacquer by Josh Bonati, with no computers in between.

Future releases include Alyssa Barrera as Artefactos de Dolor, Crash Course in Science’s Michael Zodorozny and Todd Sines as I/TMSZ, , Excepter’s SSPS & Gramma, and is in discussion for releases from Robert Görl of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Graham Lewis of Wire, Dome and He Said, and Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire / Wrangler, for a follow up to his seminal 1982 release, Pow Wow.

WORDS


Interval embodies the classic spirit of 1981, but with the knowledge of the modern age. A heartfelt record that wears its heart on its sleeve, but with a eye to the future. The entire album is solid, but wane has a special place in mind.”

— SILENT SERVANTJuan Mendez ofSandwell District / Jealous God

“Are these current productions? Hard to believe since they capture the unique, late 70s/early 80s depro-vibes perfectly as opposed to so many other producers these days who deliver just a stereotype of what they think made the sound from back then. I am especially captured by Interval, who appear to be a dubby breed of Cab Volt/Eric Random and Ike Yard. The video clip is enchanting, a masterpiece of morbid beauty, with images torn between Eros and Thanatos.

— PETER WEISS aka HYPNOBEAT [Dark Entries] / NARCOTIC SYNTAX [Perlon]

“A kind of 'acid Bauhaus”

— MIKE RUBIN / NY Times Contributing Writer

“North American techno and minimal veterans indulge their mutual thing for dank post-punk and EBM-flirting styles."

— BOOMKAT

“If the aim of Todd Sines and Charles Noel’s HELIC.AL is to recontextualize the iconic and insular sounds of minimal wave, this party, featuring Charles Manier, John Bender, and Stallone the Reducer, is compelling evidence they are up to the task"

— RESIDENT ADVISOR

FILMS


Artefactos de Dolor live in Japan

Interval live in Japan

AUDIO