Scott Helland – Guitarmy of One

It’s sparkling acoustic based music that simply makes you feel good.
-Rock NYC Live and Recorded

Not your typical instrumental music, not your typical instrumentalist. Powerful, driving, enveloping Guitars with minimal yet effective beats… beautifully textured concise melodies.

Helland, a veteran of the hardcore punk scene (as a founding member of Deep Wound w/Dinosaur Jr‘s J Mascis) excels at creating unique instrumental music.

The word “acoustic” carries a set of assumptions and associations that Scott Helland has been defying throughout his career. As the punk half of the popular acoustic duo Frenchy and the Punk, Helland explores a fusion of hardcore urgency with gypsy and dark cabaret tonalities and theatricality.

On his new true-solo release, Never End the Rocket Century, Helland discovers an entirely different way to flout the stereotypes of acoustic music.

These 10 concise instrumental compositions find Helland stating memorable, multiculturally-sourced melodies on guitar over luminous, jangling and driving rhythm tracks (all performed by Helland). The effect is cinematic and starkly eloquent; stylish, simple, and utterly coherent song to song.

Never End the Rocket Century defines its own genre, a musical “place” that can only be explained by examining the path of its maker.

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