I recently discovered Helena Deland via Bandcamp, and now cannot get her song There Are A Thousand out of my head. Particularly this amazing live version recorded outdoors in Paris.
The original studio version is incredible also, with its slightly distorted/lo-fi guitar. It’s so beautiful.
Instead of releasing an album, her latest music was in the form of four EPs, Altogether Unaccompanied Vol. I–IV, one EP on each side across two vinyl records. Delicate vocals, with moods that take you all over the place. Both Claudion and Rise on volume IV remind me of the early Gemma Hayes EPs which I have loved for many years.
The other big earworm from the EPs for me is Body Language, which is a masterpiece of understatement.
The EPs came out in 2018, so I have my fingers crossed that I’ve found her music at a time when there is more to come soon.