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Richard Pinhas


Progressive Electronic

3.88 | 23 ratings

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4 stars Why not just stick with the name 'Heldon'? Just because he dropped the guitars, Richard Pinhas felt he had to change this to a solo release. It would have made 'Heldon' seem a lot more varied if he'd stuck with that name.

That small matter aside, 'Chronolyse' is a super analogue electronic album. Many may find it too repetitive to be of much interest, but if you really tune into it you're sure to get swept along with those cold emotionless keyboards that travel in continuous waves and loops. Very European in sound and structure.

Entirely instrumental as almost all Pinhas / Heldon recordings are, this is probably one of the coolest, most laid back recordings he produced. There's no Heldon aggression - nothing frantic. 'Chronolyse' sounds almost robotic in a Kraftwerk 'Die Mensch Maschine' kind of way. This is probably the album it's most similar to.

'Chronolyse' uses electronic sounds that are similar to those used by Chris Carter from Throbbing Gristle around '79.

Highly recommended to fans of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Michael Garrison, Zanov and Neuronium.

Excellent! A diamond in a sea of mediocrity from 1978. It's albums like this that makes reviewing on the Archives worth my while.

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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