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Artist: HELDON
Title: Live in Paris 1975
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"RSD 2015 release. Souffle Continu is very excited to present two special vinyl editions of live recordings of French heavy space prog band Heldon -- this 1975 recording and Live in Paris 1976 (FFL 008LP). This historic recording documents one of the rare Heldon concerts of the mid 70s era. Formed at the time of guitar loop master Richard Pinhas (Mellotron, ARP 2600 synthesizer, AKS, and guitars) and Alain Renaud (guitar and analog keyboards), Heldon deliver five tracks of guitar freak-out melded with hypnotic synth themes. Never before released on vinyl. Pressed on mixed blue and white vinyl; presented in 350g sleeve with obi strip. Limited to 1000 copies." - Souffle Continu.
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Artist: HELDON
Title: Live in Paris 1976
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"RSD 2015 release. Souffle Continu is very excited to present two special vinyl editions of live recordings of French heavy space prog band Heldon -- this 1976 recording and Live in Paris 1975 (FFL 007LP). Heldon took rock music and mixed it with analog synthesizers in a very special and unique way. Recorded live at Le Palace, Paris, 1976, this two-track recording documents the raw, acidic, psychedelic sound of Heldon, consisting at the time of Richard Pinhas, Patrick Gauthier, and François Auger. The fantastic second track, "Distribution Deterritorialisation, based on a repetitive synth-line, even deserves to become an instant classic. Plays at 45 RPM. Never before released on vinyl. Pressed on mixed purple and white vinyl; presented in 350g sleeve with obi strip. Limited to 1000 copies." - Souffle Continu.
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Artist: HELDON
Title: Perspectives
Format: 7"
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"This release marks the third release from Souffle Continu Records, the newly-founded label by the Parisian record shop. Perspectives, the companion EP to the Heldon IV/Agnetta Nilsson LP, came out in 1976 and saw Heldon toughening its music with the appearance of sequencer and Moog. "Pure savage electronic energy," as would later describe Dominique Grimaud and Eric Deshayes. Now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years in its original shape in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid orange vinyl." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Soutien a la RAF
Format: 7"
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"This release marks the second release from Souffle Continu Records, the newly-founded label by the Parisian record shop. Following Third, Heldon brought out this EP Soutien à la RAF in 1975. Radical, highly political, organic and hypnotic, heavy electronic prog, this record, like Le Voyageur by Schizo was distributed free of charge at the time. Now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years as an exact replica of the original artifact in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid red vinyl with an insert." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Allez-Teia
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Allez-Téia, the second album by French guitarist Richard Pinhas under the Heldon moniker, was originally released in 1975 on the artists own Disjuncta imprint. Far from the bands prog-tinged trio lineup, Allez-Téia features a menagerie of guitars, Mellotron and analog synthesizers.While opening track In the Wake of King Fripp pays homage to King Crimson in its title, the albums heady textures and rhythmic meditations are more reminiscent of the German Kosmiche movement (Cluster, Harmonia, et al.) and post-rock experimentalists, such as Jim ORourke and Gastr del Sol. Acoustic guitar even makes a rare appearance?on the beautiful and melancholy Aphanisis. With front cover artwork depicting the events of May 68 in Paris (by renowned photojournalist Gilles Caron), these dark ambient sounds make Allez-Téia perhaps the most revolutionary release in Heldons influential catalogue, foreshadowing Pinhass incredible solo work for decades to come." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Interface
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"RICHARD PINHAS is an artistic iconoclast. A French intellectual as likely to collaborate with Magma as the radical philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Pinhas released seven albums under the HELDON moniker in the 1970s that flaunt the mastery of progressive rock and early electronics while still being thoroughly avant-garde. The genre-expanding innovation of his 70s output is best encapsulated on Interface, the groups sixth album (and second with the stripped-down trio featuring drummer FRANCOIS AUGER and keyboardist PATRICK GAUTHIER). Interface is a sonic tour de force where Heldon avoids every logical category vis-a-vis infinite climaxes and rhythmic explorations that sound impossibly futuristic. As with much of the Pinhas music from this period, Interface is heavily influenced by the guitar treatments of Robert Fripp (King Crimson), especially those in collaboration with Brian Eno. More experimental than virtuosic, Pinhas applies feedback and a jazz-like looseness to create otherworldly soundscapes. Interface is loud, dark and unrelenting with a maximal approach to minimalism that would go on to inform the cold wave scene in the late 70s. Few recordings are as menacing, although certainly Miles Davis Dark Magus and Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music come to mind. It is Heldons most crystalline work, building to the epic crescendo of the title track. Many fans consider this to be their masterpiece, but more importantly, Interface is a record that will continue to unfold for centuries to come. Includes download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: HELDON
Title: Agneta Nilsson
Format: LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $29.00
"After our acclaimed reissues of the previous three LPs by Richard Pinhas project Heldon, here is their fourth LP originally issued on Disjuncta/Urus in 1976. Agneta Nilsson is an interesting step in Heldons development: it gives a twist to their classic sound, which was mainly built around Pinhas Fripp-esque guitar work and ambient synth experiments to begin to explore a more rhythmic territory. Drums and bass take more presence here, offering a rockier feel, but somehow retaining the mysterious ambience of its predecessors, while adding an extra touch of sinister aggressiveness. Featuring among others Magmas keyboardist, Patrick Gauthier, it starts pretty much in the same ambient, spacey, minimalist electronic mood of the previous Heldon releases, but as the development of the main title Perspective goes ahead the move towards the more guitar and drums sound of the next to come Heldon sound is evident. Agneta Nilssons sound has been described somewhere as a more sinister Tangerine Dream mixed with a more jammy King Crimson. Our reissue comes housed in a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve. It is made in a strictly limited edition of only 500 copies." -Wah Wah

Artist: HELDON
Title: Électronique Guerilla
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $29.00
"After our string of releases centered around the diverse German 70s scene, were happy to introduce the next installment in the Wah Wah LPS reissue series. This time we move over to France to re-discover the beginnings of one of the most adventurous, influential and innovative French bands of the seventies: Heldon. Centered around guitarist Richard Pinhas and featuring a floating cast of regular collaborators (Didier Batard, François Auger, Patrick Gauthier, Alain Renaud, Georges Grunblatt; Coco Roussel amongst others), Heldon will marry Pinhas personal obsessions of modern philosophy (Deleuze, Guattari), science-fiction (Norman Spinrad, Philip K.Dick), progressive rock (King Crimson, Fripp & Eno), American minimalism (Terry Riley, Steve Reich) and electronic music into a diverse musical cocktail that goes from the violent to the relaxed, but always retaining a dark and mysterious vibe. Often linked by critics and listeners to the experimental German bands of the era (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel..), Heldon will release six crucial albums before being closed down by Pinhas in the late 70s. Since then, Pinhas has developed a long solo career that lives up to this day, releasing several albums and collaborations (Pascal Comelade, John Livengood, Maurice Dantec), including with Japanese noise king Merzbow. Dedicated to Robert Wyatt, Heldons debut contained a puzzling collection of tracks that serve as a perfect introduction to Pinhas universe: science-fiction, philosophy and musical experimentation collide in a harsh lo-fi tapestry of sounds dominated by Pinhas 1954 Gibson Les Paul guitar and AKS synth. Not unlike some contemporary German bands, Heldon manages to take rock n rolls language to a new experimental stage. Convulsive and evocative soundscapes recommended to all lovers of innovative and ground-breaking music. Strictly limited to 500 copies. High quality sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1974s first press on Disjuncta. Includes insert with extra liner notes by Spanish journalist and long-time Heldon fan Paco Peiró. Bonus 7" EP with tracks taken from Heldons predecessor band Schizos two EPs. 7" tracklist: A1. Schizo (and the little girl) A2. Paraphrenia Praecox (originally released in 1972) B1. Le Voyageur B2. Torcol (originally released in 1973)" -Wah Wah
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Artist: HELDON
Title: Third (Its Always Rock n Roll)
Format: Double LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $45.00
"After our acclaimed reissues of the first two LPs by French electronic rock pioneers Heldon, we are proud to offer a lavish vinyl version of their third album (also known as Its Always Rock n Roll), where Pinhas and Co. follow the same paths he created with Electronique Guérila under the strong influence of works by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, and of course the contemporanean Krautrock movement. For those of you following our line of releases there will be no need to say that composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of Frances major experimental musicians and is a pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock. This third delivery of Heldons works was first released on Disjuncta in 1975 as a double LP and features Richard Pinhas (ARP & VCS3 Synthesizers, guitars, bass, Mellotron) and George Grunblatt (Mellotron, guitars) plus contributions from some other greats of the genre like Patrick Gauthier (ARP synthesizers), Gilbert Artman (of Lard Free fame on drums), Jean My Truong (also on drums) and Ariel Kalma (Indian Harmonium). The double LP set came housed in a beautiful 7-ink gatefold sleeve that we will faithfully reproduce in full glory (that is, including the two extra gold & silver inks print). Four page insert with notes by Paco Peiró relating the story of Pinhas early years is included. Only 500 copies will be pressed! Once they are gone, they are gone -- do not miss it!" - Wah Wah.
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