“Helix Pulsar is the fresh air on the French Cold Wave”
- Le Bon Virus / Timbre FM (Sep 2016)
“A quasi-industrial yet fully electronic mix of pop and punch”
- Jammerzine (Apr 2016)
Helix Pulsar was born on the Loire river in Nantes (France) early 2014, from the encounter between Olivier, musician and composer, influenced by the synthpop / electropop world, and Estelle, a Gospel and Jazz singer.
As they both started with classical music, piano for him and piano / saxophone /violin for her, they compose their music as absolute electro synthphonies where biting and complex percussive patterns combine with sheets of intertwined vocal harmonies and synth layers.
Spring 2015, after relocating to dazzling Lille (France), they chose to add a rocking dimension to their synth pop vibes by adding a guitarist, and entrusted the Creative Music Studios in Brentwood (UK) early 2016 with the production of their first LP. An electro pop rock debut album with this French “je ne sais quoi” was born: Beyond The Wall.
Established in Montpellier (south of France) since 2018, the project has taken another turn with the adding of 2 guitar players : Gabriel, graduated of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles and professional musician for several years in the US and UK, and Romain, a polyvalent guitar player with a great sense of improvisation.
“This distinctly reminds me of Xymox circa 1991 and the addictive intertwining of vocals exhibited on their Phoenix LP mixed in with the element of Sisters of Mercy and new-era The Danse Society. Cool enough for you?” - The Record Stache (Apr 2016)
"A quasi-industrial yet fully electronic mix of pop and punch, Helix Pulsar achieve a powerful anthem for the underground, pounding with beats and surging with harmony" - Jammerzine (Apr 2016)