Remnants Series Vol. I​-​VIII

by Isaac Helsen

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'Remnants Vol. I - VIII’
by Isaac Helsen
Remnants Series Vol. I - VIII
Limited Edition Cassette | Visual Collection

Throughout 2019, Isaac Helsen slowly released eight volumes of his 'Remnants' arrangements. On 11/27, the Remnants Series Vol. I - VIII will be available for the first time in a collected form, as both a full digital release and physically as a double cassette which includes a lovely 9 piece postcard set. 17 tracks total with just under two hours of material. This will be limited to 50 units.

Since the earliest moments of the ‘Remnants’ project dating back in 2016, Helsen has been collaborating with writer Jared Devitt to create pieces of original literature inspired by both the musical and visual elements that comprise the ‘Remnants’ project. In 2019, when the project entered its final stages of life, Helsen and Devitt worked remotely to finalize a conceptual project involving themselves and writer Kait Collins. The resulting project is a double cassette release packaged with a 9 piece postcard set. Each postcard features one original photograph from the ‘Remnants’ project with a piece of original literature or poetry from Devitt and Collins on the opposite side. The complete ‘Remnants’ project weaves together music, photography, and writing from three distinct artists in a uniquely intimate and ephemeral manner.

The project is both an autobiographical examination of the artist’s struggles with mental health and an attempt to deconstruct the idea of an album, creating a new series of sounds by collecting broken pieces of varying styles and in scattered stages of completion.

50% of all proceeds for the ‘Remnants’ project will be donated to Active Minds, a charity focused on opening the conversation about mental health through support services and education, aimed at students aged 14-25.


released November 27, 2019

Written and produced by Isaac Helsen
Layout & design treatments by 扎克
Photography captured in 2019 on expired Kodak Gold 200 film by Isaac Helsen
Original writing by Jared Devitt and Kait Collins


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Past Inside the Present (PITP) is an American ambient label with a focus on offering up some of the very best ambient, drone, soundscape, and minimal music by passionate artists from across the globe.

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