Hellblinki combines European and
American folk music, with punk rock experimentation and guerrilla
operatics. They have been described as "Pirate Blues" "Dark Cabaret"
and "The Dark Aristocrat of The Underground Movement" The
lyrics are philosophical, the tunes are odd and catchy, Hellblinki
ushers the audience into a grinningly sinister world, not quite like
Andrew plays drums, guitar (occasionally
accordion), and sings simultaneously. Valerie is the vocal
force behind the beautifully chilling guerrilla operatics, plays melodica,
accordion, and toy piano, along with other knic knacs, and various, assorted devices. Bradley plays bass and brings the funk.
Hellblinki has been introduced by James
Brown on Television, accidentally murdered a live fish while driving a
minivan, created a stage show with over 50 performers, multimedia,
video, snow and staged it in a restored vaudeville theater in Augusta
GA, has literally been passed out upon by an audience member on a
moving bus while performing, has performed for at least one exclusive
private preparatory school, played on as a man dancing in his
wheelchair attempted to set an American flag on fire, which was
attached to a woman's motorized wheelchair, as she was also dancing to
the band, in a casino in Fargo ND, almost got in a great deal of legal
of trouble for building the prow of a pirate ship on the front of their
building (complete with a nude demoness figurehead) as part of a
Halloween party, has released an Xmas EP (really) as well as three epic
full length records, is getting a little weary of so often
being compared to Tom Waits, (though it's still an honor) and wants
very badly to do a houseboat tour with lots of frozen drinks...
snake-oil medicine show meets Fagin's pickpockets meets Nightmare
Before Christmas meets vodka-soaked gypsies meets... the two pirates
that Captain Kidd got to bury his treasure before he shot them in the
back and buried them along with the chest.
demented, bizarre, fun, and intriguing, The
Hellblinki Sextet creates a world from found sound, pirate songs, dirty
south blues, and experimental free jazz....
had a house band this would be it."
is the dark aristocrat of the underground movement that is
occurring in our time. Regardless of its following and/or public
success, it is a notable experience that makes me remember the feeling
I get from listening to something that urges me to dream..."
was at your show this past weekend, and have to say that of all the
shows I've been to in my life, your's was the most memorable...
All I could do was sit in the floor transfixed like a kid in a library
spawned full grown from the forehead of Shiva and represents the whole
of the universe, laid out backwards in coffee stains on the
passenger-side front floor mat of an olive green '68 Plymouth Fury, or
perhaps in some other twisted dimension was born of a series of
experamental recordings that slowly and painfully became the first
record, and then, just before the turn of the century morphed into a
live show, which in one form or another continues to this very day!
Bizarre and macabre, this recording has it all. Super dark doom and
gloom. Has a sadistic twinge to it. If you get the chance, go their
artist page, and then click the link to go their website. They have an
awesome flash page which has an interactive and freaky interface that
blends some of their music together. Truly unique!"
"Hulloe, I recieved my copy of the self-titled debut and a t-shirt
awhile back and i never got around to thanking you for the speedy
delivery. The album itself is amazing, I'm quite enthralled by it's
perversity/brilliance. And thank you also for the live cdr that you
included. I listen to it almost as much as the album, it's a
frustrating reminder of what I'd have to travel all the way across the
country to experience. Keep up the startlingly creative work. Your
"...I also was particularly stunned recently by 'False Document' by the
Hellblinki Sextet out of Augusta, Ga. - total waves of
ambience mixed with circus music coming from around the block while you
are falling asleep on the sidewalk under a light
can't even say enough things about their website - truly the
flash work I have ever seen..."
"hello, I heard rumours of a new album coming out soon? How is it
coming along? Will I be able to pre-order a copy? I'm going crazy with
anticipation! Thanks for your time"
to the cd and i cried."