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Remnants Vol. I

by Isaac Helsen

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‘Remnants’ by Isaac Helsen has taken several forms over many years: A full-length album and a double album, before it was scrapped entirely; reborn as a four-part series of EPs, and scrapped again; finally, taking form as 'Remnants', an eight-part series to be released over the course of 2019 on Past Inside the Present.

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.

The individual eight volumes will be released sporadically and unpredictably throughout the remainder of 2019, noting both the sporadic and unpredictable nature of these collections of sound as well as the processes in which they were conceived.

50% of all proceeds for the ‘Remnants’ series 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.

Volume I context and setting:
early spring, relentless overcast, noting the mundane at home.


released May 8, 2019

Written and produced by Isaac Helsen
Layout & design treatments by 扎克
Artwork captured in 2019 on expired Kodak Gold 200 film by Isaac Helsen
Past Inside the Present
This is PITP17.1 | MMXIX
Vol. I - Remnants Series


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Past Inside the Present (PITP) is an american ambient label.

Distribution through A Thousand Arms (US), Juno Records (UK), Norman Records (UK), Tobira Records (JP), Linus Records (JP), HHV (DE), BLEEP (UK), Phonica Records (UK), Boomkat (UK) and others. ... more

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