Even as a teen, David always experimented with various effects and signal processors to create his sonic illusions. Together with a passion for synthesizers and percussion, this guitar sound solidified his unmistakable style and vision.
David’s debut release, Between Green and Blue, was a finalist for the INDIE Album-Of-The-Year award. On his second release, Sleeping On The Edge Of The World, he took this unmistakable style to a deeper and more cinematic level.
Working with fellow artist Jon Jenkins, a lifelong dream was realized with the release of TREASURE. Its international success proved the merging of these two artists was explosive and limitless. Helpling and Jenkins pushed forward on their award-winning sophomore release THE CROSSING, leading listeners on an epic musical journey. Then, with the release of FOUND, the signature Helpling/Jenkins style and sound was solidified...completing the journey in an enthralling climax and resolve. This record is considered to be their best work and received the ZMR Music Award for "Best Electronic Album of the Year".
While hard at work on his much anticipated third solo release, David felt a calling to create a pure ambient guitar-based work. This concept was driven forward and brought to fruition by co-producer Jon Jenkins...whom without, A Sea Without Memory would just not be the same.
The V·ART Experience features music from 'A Sea Without Memory.'
The first purely ambient guitar release from David Helpling. A deep, immersive and very personal work that envelopes the listener in ever changing forms and colors. The swirling passages hide whale-like cries, bending tones and harmonic falls for the discerning listener to discover again and again. This digital release includes an extensive PDF booklet rich with dauntless and haunting photography from Shawn Malone...images which inspired much of the music and poetry within. Wander, dream, and explore your way through A Sea Without Memory.