Helvetia / Essential Aliens
Album:Essential Aliens Collection:General
Artist:Helvetia Added:Mar 2022
Label:Joyful Noise Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2022-05-31 Pull Date:2022-08-16 
Week Ending:Jul 31Jul 17Jul 10Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 27, 2022:Music Casserole
Rocks on the Ramp
4.Jul 12, 2022:Virtually Happy-Loose cut ends
That Strange Pull
2.Jul 27, 2022:The Fuzz Deli
Skit 8
5.Jul 09, 2022:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
New Mess, Rocks on the Ramp
3.Jul 16, 2022:Music Casserole
Rocks on the Ramp
6.Jul 06, 2022:The Fuzz Deli
New Mess

Album Review
Reviewed 2022-03-22 
Kinda weird mellow slacker rock from Portland. A bit repetitive. If you like Pavement, The Unicorns, Horse Jumper Of Love, Guided By Voices. FCC: 14. Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 7, 12

*1. Not So Infinite Life of Weird (2:30) sounds like a gritty indie psych rock take on the clockwork orange theme
2. Crooks Go in the Ground (2:04) chill late 90s slacker rock
**3. New Mess (2:07) mellow garage rock, very early 00s
4. Jumper (1:44) acoustic guitar, light cymbals throughout, melancholic, straining vocals
5. Claw (2:56) upbeat lo-fi indie garage, fun weird/experimental outro
6. That Strange Pull (1:04) light cymbals, mellow guitars
**7. Rocks on the Ramp (4:19) catchy drums with a repetitive mellow guitar riff, light psych effects sly their way in
8. Star Hinged Trap (2:16) lo-fi indie rock transitions to include some twangy psych effects
9. Caroline Stays / The AI Snatch (2:24) some light experimental psych paired with an acoustic guitar jam
10. Why Am I Missing (2:06) starts off fast-paced with a very sort of stripped electric guitar, but changes up to have a nice outro
11. The Echo Creek (2:40) rhythmic guitar almost sounds a bit like a keyboard, cymbals, distorted outro
**12. Does It Go Backwards (2:21) warm acoustic guitar, light cymbals, pretty slide guitar outro
13. Better Get Gifted (2:11) animated acoustic hippie indie rock
14. Skit 8 (2:22) FCC: "A**" at 2:02 warm country riff, mellows out midway

Track Listing
1.Not So Infinite Life of Weird 8.Star Hinged Trap
2.Crooks Go in the Ground 9.Caroline Stays / The AI Snatch
3.New Mess 10.Why Am I Missing
4.Jumper 11.The Echo Creek
5.Claw 12.Does It Go Backwards
6.That Strange Pull 13.Better Get Gifted
7.Rocks on the Ramp 14.Skit 8