Heldon – Interface, Vinyl LP
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Vinyl LP pressing. 1978 album from the French Prog/Space Rock band led by Richard Pinhas. The genre-expanding innovation of his '70 's output is best encapsulated on Interface, the group's 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-à-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 sound-scapes. 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 '70 's.