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Heldon

ELectronique Guerilla

Label: Wah Wah Records

Format: Vinyl LP+7

Genre: Electronic

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Centered around guitarist Richard Pinhas and featuring a floating cast of regular collaborators (Didier Batard, François Auger, Patrick Gauthier, Alain Renaud, Georges Grunblatt; Coco Roussel amongst others), Heldon will marry Pinhas personal obsessions -modern philosophy (Deleuze, Guattari), science-fiction (Norman Spinrad, Philip K.Dick), progressive rock (King Crimson, Fripp & Eno), american minimalism (Terry Riley, Steve Reich) and electronic music- into a diverse musical cocktail that goes from the violent to the relaxed, but always retaining a dark and mysterious vibe. Often linked by critics and listeners to the experimental german bands of the era (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel..), Heldon will release six crucial albums before being closed down by Pinhas in the late 70’s. Since then, Pinhas has developed long solo career that lives up to this day, releasing several albums and collaborations (Pascal Comelade, John Livengood, Maurice Dantec) the most recent being with japanese noise king Merzbow. Strictly limited to 500 copies. High quality sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1974's first press on Disjuncta. Includes insert with extra liner notes by Spanish journalist and long-time Heldon fan Paco Peiró. Bonus 7" EP with tracks taken from Heldon's predecessor band Schizo's two EPs." 7" tracklist: A1. Schizo (and the little girl) A2. Paraphrenia Praecox (originally released in 1972) B1. Le Voyageur B2. Torcol (originally released in 1973) -(label press

Details
Cat. number: LPS068
Year: 2011
Notes:

Limited edition of 500 copies.

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