Helios ‎– Eingya

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"I'm not who I have in memory
Nor who is in me now.
If I think, I self-dismember.
If I believe, there is no end."
-Pessoa

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 182270000130
  • Matrix / Runout: CA TYPE11@
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1267

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PDIP-6584 Helios Eingya(CD, Album, RE, RM) Type, p*dis PDIP-6584 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
TYPE011V Helios Eingya(LP, Album, Ltd) Type TYPE011V UK 2006 Sell This Version
ZNR-050 Helios Eingya(CD, Album, RE) Zankyo Record ZNR-050 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
TYPE011 Helios Eingya(CD, Album, RP) Type TYPE011 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Unseen007LP Helios Eingya (LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Unseen Records Unseen007LP US 2015 Sell This Version

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Portis

Portis

February 16, 2019

The music is just so purely beautiful and life-affirming. Acoustics, electronics, and ambience combine for melancholic bliss.
melomasha

melomasha

April 1, 2016
Bless this morning year is the saddest thing I've ever heard.
tdutym

tdutym

August 14, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Keith Kenniff has managed to create a simple and touching album with every second having its own life. The cover exactly reflects the overall album's mood - serene and romantic. Gentle live instruments are combined with soft crunchy beats and lush synths to produce a deep memorable effect. For example, the way a lonesome sound in the beginning of track 2 streams through piano chords still makes me want to cry, though I'm not a too emotional person. The melodies are harmonically shaped and hardly seem to go anywhere, but you can't get rid of that feeling of sweet melancholy they bring. This CD would make a perfect gift for your beloved one or serve as a soundtrack to intimate pastime without putting you into trance-like condition. And you don't need to be an "electronic head" to feel how powerful Eingya is.
MagGyver

MagGyver

April 14, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

I recently discovered the sonic paradise of Helios through this release. Some music is meant as a form of therapy, the salve for your soul that hits you in just the right way to transport your emotions into their own zone. It's been quite a while since anything has touched me musically so deeply and so immediately. Eingya is by far my favorite ambient release of the year. A must-have.
Gawagai

Gawagai

January 21, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

Before writing this review, I was thorn. I couldn't decide if I felt that enygia was either elevator music or one of the most interesting ambient record of all time. After the third time I heard it, I've decided not to care. Because if you stop thinking and start to feel, you're hearing the sound of times you were happy and how far they are now from you and how far these moments of happinnes will be. If Fernando Pessoa would have made a record, this is how it would sound like.

Enygia is a heck of a record, everybody has to buy that record.
azures

azures

December 12, 2006
edited over 3 years ago

this used to be a review, didnt like it anymore, still love the album. its all good.
Reticulum_Flux

Reticulum_Flux

December 9, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
"Eingya" is quite a bit evolved compared to Helios' previous album, "Unomia". Most evident is the fact that these are actual individual tracks, and don't all blend into eachother like last time (don't get me wrong though, I loved the first album and it's style). The elements are all here... piano, acoustic guitar and a side of electronica. The greatness of this album doesn't fully hit you until track 6 where some vocals kick in. Very memorable and so different sounding then anyone else in the genre. There is no doubt that Keith is an expert at what he does and its pretty obvious that he takes his time and thinks out every little aspect of his tracks. I do dare say that this album tops his debut. IDM/downtempo/ambient fans will want to get a hold of this one ASAP.
Pixleking

Pixleking

June 9, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Another beautiful album from Helios, very delicate sounds merge together to create a beautifully atmospheric album, an excellent use of a variety of instruments. There is a good reason why this has been given 5/5 by so many, even if you haven’t heard this LP, or anything by Helios, I implore you to buy it if you enjoy Kettle, Boards of Canada, or Ulrich Schnauss. I don’t do many reviews anymore but I was compelled to review this masterpiece. Highly recommended.