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  Helix by Hedera

Helix cover art

Artist: Hedera
Title: Helix
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: Download
Release Year: 2017

So I got to thinking of how best to summarise, categorise or otherwise pigeonhole Hedera and the first words to come to mind were old and fashioned. Now you might think that being old-fashioned would be some sort of insult but it is, in fact, a compliment as Hedera are the kind of band that sounds like a band should sound.

Their album “Helix” demonstrates the kind of maturity that bands used to have as a prerequisite to venturing into the studio in the days before digital with each of the seven songs contained therein flowing easily forward as if Hedera have a plan. It is a team plan too with Christopher Federici showing his vocal class to best effect in “Rainy Days” and “Marching On” but never leaving the rest of the band behind as they weave a jazz and back in the day rock influenced web around his voice. Like I said, it’s an old-fashioned way of doing things but it works and works well.

If your tastes run to the mainstream and you like your music to sound like it was the work of talented musicians then Hedera will be just what you wanted.

The album is available from Bandcamp.
Review Date: June 11 2017