'Pipes at Helios Canyon' is the second single taken from The Third Man's debut album 'Beyond The Heliosphere', which was released in May.
British born, London based producer The Third Man (Toby Leeming) had previously delivered releases on influential electronic labels like Ai, ART and Tabernacle before EPM put out his 'Double Dawn' single earlier this year. Accompanied by reworkings from like-minded producers Claro Intelecto and John Heckle, it presented the first sample of what 'Beyond The Heliosphere' had in store -- a fine-tuned and captivating long-player.
With its feet planted in Techno the album also explored House, Electro and dubbier flavours, as well as the Italo sound of tracks like 'Pipes At Helios Canyon', presented here. Displaying the diverse talent of this confident young producer, the retro synth electronica of 'Pipes...' has the emotion of Moroder, with the playfulness of Jarre.
Dutch producer Danny Wolfers has released a large body of music under various aliases (most recently with his Gilga pseudonym) but it's his work as Legowelt that has catapulted him into the ears and hearts of electronic music lovers, with the 2012 album, 'The Paranormal Soul' on Clone, maintaining the applause. His work shows many influences from the sounds of Detroit Techno and Chicago House pioneers, to underground Electro and obscure early 80s Italo Disco, so it seemed only fitting to ask this master craftsman to remix 'Pipes at Helios Canyon'.
Also featured on the single is 'The Tracker', another album cut from The Third Man that deserves its own spotlight. The track's intensity builds gradually from its starting beats and dappled rhythms, into a beautifully complex Techno workout, layered with pads and additional percussion.
The Third Man will be performing live at SuicideCircus in Berlin on Friday 5th July, ahead of the release of 'Pipes of Helios Canyon' both digitally and on 12" vinyl from 8th July.