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Progressive Electronic

3.54 | 50 ratings

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Sean Trane
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4 stars I rounded up this rating to the upper star , making it four. This first album actually deserves it but is not an immediate pleaser but gets discovered gradually with much pleasure. One must understand that Heldon is not really a banmd but more like Richard Pinhas's project although he will have long standing collaborators that could be seen as bandmates.

This first album was definitely a slap in the face of most French rock fans much like Magma's debut had the same effect. But Heldon is nothing like Magma apart for the adventurous spirit of their respective music. Heldon concentrates on minimalism and electronic music and might be compared to Tangerine Dream where Eno and fripp would've joined up also. Throughout most albums , exc ellent and violent, passionate drumming is also of much interest. All albums save one have a very hypnotic, fascinating evolution of a small riff slowly but mercylessly metamorphosing itself constantly. Among the influences here would be Terry Riley , Philp Glass and other masters of the genre. This debut is not as accomplished as future albums (Rêve or Interface) but shows the genesis of one of the wildest artist featured in the Archives.

Much worth the investment and investigation .

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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