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Agneta Nilsson

Label: Wah Wah Records

Format: Vinyl LP

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After our acclaimed reissues of the previous three LPs by Richard Pinhas' project Heldon, here is their fourth LP originally issued on Disjuncta/Urus in 1976. Agneta Nilsson is an interesting step in Heldon's development: it gives a twist to their classic sound, which was mainly built around Pinhas' Fripp-esque guitar work and ambient synth experiments to begin to explore a more rhythmic territory. Drums and bass take more presence here, offering a 'rockier' feel, but somehow retaining the mysterious ambience of its predecessors, while adding an extra touch of sinister aggressiveness. Featuring among others Magma's keyboardist, Patrick Gauthier, it starts pretty much in the same ambient, spacey, minimalist electronic mood of the previous Heldon releases, but as the development of the main title 'Perspective' goes ahead the move towards the more guitar and drums sound of the next to come Heldon sound is evident. Agneta Nilsson's sound has been described somewhere as 'a more sinister Tangerine Dream mixed with a more jammy King Crimson. Our reissue comes housed in a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve. It is made in a strictly limited edition of only 500 copies.

Cat. number: LPS 104LP
Year: 2011
Genre: Electronic

ltd 500 copies. Recorded between September 1975 and January 1976 at the Schizo Studio, except "Perspective IV" recorded at Davout, Paris.

"Perspective IV" is dedicated to Patrick Gauthier.