Portland-based electro-folk duo The Helio Sequence is gearing up to release Negotiations, its fifth studio record (first in four years), via Sub Pop on September 11, and today the band is offering a stream of the album in its entirety.
Like their past endeavours, this record showcases Ben Weikel’s skills on the drum set and Brandon Summers’ complex guitar work and soothing croons, but what sets this project apart from its predecessors is the writing process. The two-piece decided to summon an improvisational ethos, as the songs came into fruition from one-minute demos or live jam sessions. The result is The Helio Sequence’s most honest album to date.
Stream Negotiations below.