Remco Helbers

Remco Helbers
Biography

Remco Helbers is a Dutch musician and sound-sculptor. From his work with psychedelic Waveband Born for Bliss, where he learned to hone his songwriting- and studiochops, to his ambientmusic he always searched for deeper levels in his music. His work with effects and loopers resulted in the independantly released ambient-album On Some Road (2001 and recently re-released on Turmoil Music).

In 1998 Remco attended a Guitar Craft Course led by Robert Fripp, changing the way he approaches his music.

He has studied Indian classical music since 2001 and since 2005 with Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, the master of the rudra veena. He also received valuable guidance from Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Pandit Pushparaj Koshti. In 2015 Remco started studying ney-flute with Sinan Arat and hopes to incorporate these influences in his ambient music.

Currently Remco devides his time between his solo-ambient work and his studies of Indian classical music and Turkish ney-flute. His soloproject Down to the Second Circle concentrates on the heavier side with Post-rock/metal and sludge/doom influences. He has also guested on several projects including The Gentle Storm by Arjan Lukassen and Anneke van Giersbergen.