Det instrumentala albumet Sub City 2064 spelades in som ett långdistansprojekt alternerandes mellan Istanbul och Stockholm. Målet var att skapa en filmisk atmosfär som blandar chill, sci-fi och skräck.
Jag träffade Erdem första gången 2007 i Santa Cruz California där vi båda spelade solokonserter på International Live Looping Festival och några andra mindre spelställen i San Francisco, Oakland och San Jose. Vi bestämde oss då för att skapa inspelad musik tillsammans. Detta har nu till sist blivit av.
Erdem Helvacioğlu plays TogaMan GuitarViol, electric guitar and electronics. Per Boysen plays alto flute, tenor saxophone, EWI, electronics, drop-B electric guitar, Stratocaster and fretless electric guitar.
Erdem Helvacioğlu is one of the most renowned new music composers of his generation in Turkey. His music has ben performed and broadcast all around the world, included in many prestigious festivals and received numerous international electronic music awards including prizes from Luigi Gussolo, Insulae, Electronicae and MUSICA NOVA Electroacoustic Music Competitions. Erdem Helvacioğlu has been called “the genius of unusual sounds” by prestigious German magazine Ragazzi.
Per Boysen’s live concerts focus on instrumental music with an openminded “psychedelic” touch, utilizing live looping and interactive electronics to extend traditional instruments in multi lateral improvisation. He is a Swedish freelance worker in many creative fields, often referred to as a renaissance man. Has toured worldwide as a musician, affiliated with both major record labels, small independent labels and as a self promoting artist. Former studio musician counting one gold selling album. Produced recorded music for CD, surround DVD multimedia, radio and television.
Recorded in Istanbul and Stockholm by Erdem Helvacioğlu & Per Boysen. Mixed by Per Boysen. Audio mastering by Pieter Snapper at Babajim Instanbul Mastering. Photo and album cover by Danne Eriksson.