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Progressive Electronic

3.93 | 103 ratings

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Zac M
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4 stars What a brilliant album! This is probably Heldon's most accessible and popular release, and there's good reason for that. This is certainly crazy stuff, and honestly, I consider Mr. Pinhas to be up there with my favorite guitarists. Sure his sound is a similar to his British contemporary and King Crimson leader, Robert Fripp, but IMO, Pinhas is a bit more refined, especially as a solo artist.

There is not one moment on here that is in any way bad. I have to say that this album is extremely consistent and always keeps my interest. The hypnotic effect this album gives off is insane. Some moments are very heavy, almost metal at times, but never cheesy, and always interesting. This album is not in the same vein as the most famous Progressive electronic artists (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, etc...), but still is completely electronic.

This is the best place to begin your journey with Heldon in my view. Not everyone will like this type of album, but it's defintely worth a try for the adventerous Prog (or electronic) fan. I know I recommended this to a person who hardly knows any prog (they were mainly into indie rock and some experimental music), and they absolutely were enthralled by it, as was I. 4.5 stars, this is definitely one of Pinhas' best moments.

Zac M | 4/5 |


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