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Heldon - Heldon II - Allez Teia CD (album) cover




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3.44 | 57 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
4 stars Also rounded up to the upper star.

Heldon's second album is much in the line of their debut but takes things a little further. Pinhas starts off with a delicious track called In The Wake Of King Fripp and with his fully distorted guitar and delicate melltron layers, we are transported directly to prog heaven. Comes next an acoustic guitar piece a bit out of context. Omar is yet another highlight but to reach the climates of the first track , one has to wait for Disjunction Inclusive which is the second part of track 5.

At this point , I would like to point out that there are many mistakes on Spalax Record label releases especially on the track listings and this album is a prime example. Our site links the two parts of Fluence to make one (giving 7 tracks total), the CD copy I have at disposal gives two separate tracks (making 8 tracks total) and the booklet counts Fluence as a separate tracks allowing for the two parts to stand separately (this makes 9 tracks in the booklet). I surely will not slam Spalax (an artist-friendly label), but this is hardly the first troublesome info given.

Outside of that problem , the records ends strangely after another cool track St Michael with Ettori. Recommended if you have started investigating Heldon with another album (ideally Interface) and enjoyed it but best not starting with this one.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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