The dramatic final chapter of the award-winning three-album collaboration from David Helpling and Jon Jenkins, FOUND follows the path set by the duo’s previous genre-defying releases, TREASURE and THE CROSSING, blending cinematic electronics with rock power and spacemusic sensibilities to deliver a tremendously moving and meaningful resolution to the Helpling/Jenkins trilogy.
Melodic and deep, powerful and atmospheric, FOUND is an epic work that plays like a big movie. Highlighted by thundering drums and percussion, shimmering electric guitars, intimate pianos and lush synth textures, the album leads the listener through sweeping sonic vistas and deep intimate soundworlds where intricate and compelling rhythms drive the music to majestic heights, and then recede into soundscapes both serene and poignant. The entire journey culminates in the emotionally charged title track, featuring a beautiful wordless vocal by virtuoso Miriam Stockley.
“This is a record that’s meant to be listened to from start to finish in order to appreciate the full experience,” explains Jenkins, “but the album also plays a crucial role in the bigger picture, because it completes the trilogy, and we really wanted this to be a fitting close to the emotional arc that unfolds across all three albums.”
While FOUND may be the third episode of a trilogy, this carefully crafted new release is not merely a rehashing of the two earlier works. Helpling & Jenkins pushed themselves to take their distinct sound to a new level where the deep, three-dimensional quality to the recording is instantly recognizable. Helpling explains, “Since this record is the conclusion to a trilogy, we felt a major responsibility to make something bigger and deeper, both musically and emotionally. I think all of that drive within us even went into technical things like the recording and mixing.”
From the irresistible opening through the bold conclusion, FOUND completes a three-album six-year chapter of the Helpling/Jenkins collaboration on a grand scale, with deep emotion and unmistakeable style. Filled with powerful rushes of adrenaline, beauty, loss and triumph, FOUND is an album for the ages, that discovers uncharted territory in the expanding world of electronic music.