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Although ardent disciples of bygone electronic-rock tend to dismiss Richard Pinhas’ fourth Heldon album, the French protégé of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp took some awesome risks on Agneta Nilsson. Since Pinhas chose to record most of these compositions in his home, the production here sounds wonderfully raw and exposed right from the first movement “Perspective I (Où Comment Procède le Nihilisme Actif),” (translated: “Perspective I (Or How Active Nihilism Works)”) which plays like the inner workings of a clock being built layer by layer with the added element of some sublime guitar work — Pinhas’ earlier recordings were solely built with analog synthesizers. The comparatively short “Perspective II” (it’s only three minutes and 17 seconds long) blends Moog-y chirps, bleeps and blips with the ambient percussion of drummer Coco Roussel, prior to his joining the prog band Happy The Man. The menacing trill of the opening to “Perspective III (Baader-Meinhof Blues)” unfolds to reveal darker, foreboding moods and a much more jagged sonic topography before the electric string-heavy “Bassong” makes way for the nearly 22-minute-long epic “Perspective IV.”


Formed: 1974

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

Led by guitarist Richard Pinhas, the French group Heldon released seven groundbreaking albums, melding electronic and rock forms, from 1974 to 1978. Pinhas also recorded six albums under his own name. Pinhas was heavily influenced by Robert Fripp; this shows in his guitar playing, and in the titles of several of his compositions. While early LPs sometimes evoked the sound of Fripp and Eno, Heldon evolved in its own direction. The release of Heldon IV: Agneta Nilsson saw the group heading toward a...
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