erdem helvacioglu & bruce tovsky - erlik khan (experimedia.net preview) by Experimedia published on 2013-05-09T16:08:10Z *Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* Erlik Khan is the god of death and underworld in Turkish and Mongolian mythology. This collaboration between Turkish experimental genre-hopper and multi-media artist Erdem Helvacioglu and Brooklyn, NY contextualizer Bruce Tovsky is a truly otherworldly experience. Featuring two prickly longform works fusing GuitarViol (a hybrid stringed instrument), trumpet, random acoustics, and processed electronics into a colorful, polyglot stew, the enigmatic duo forge dense, dark, quivering soundscapes that recall nothing less than Thomas Koner, Shinjuku Thief, & Lull's isolationist climes skyrocketing through the improvisational smears first championed by the likes of AMM and Zbigniew Karkowski. Erlik Khan is also the first recording of its kind to combine electric lapsteel and guitarviol with live electronics, an aural hybrid navigating various sonic eddies and frequency-intensive night terrors. Erdem Helvacioglu is one of the most renowned contemporary music composers of his generation in Turkey. He is an ambitious and accomplished composer, as well as a captivating performer and has several works to his credit and performances all around the world. His music has been performed and broadcast all around the world from BBC, ABC, WDR to Radio France. His compositions have been included in most prestigious festivals in America, Europe, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, Korea, etc. Bruce Tovsky began painting at the age of 7 and started playing with tape recorders at the age of 10; ever since then he has been putting sounds and pictures together. After getting an MFA degree in multimedia art from Rutgers University in 1979, he began showing his video work across the USA, Europe and Japan. The late 70"s to mid 80"s also saw him involved in the downtown NYC film and music scene, where he produced records, made videos, and did live sound for Liquid Liquid, Model Citizens, Del Byzanteens and Dog Eat Dog among many others. Periphery rescues sounds electronic, experimental and otherwise from the edges. Released in painfully limited editions, the label"s CDR series all come housed within instantly desirable and collectable round silver tins revealing its distinctive disc art and cover image.