Out on March 16th, our friends at Bureau B will be reissuing (on both CD and LP) the first two Heldon albums!
Heldon's first album, Electronique Guerilla, was originally released in 1972 on RP's own Disjuncta label. The album, according to legend, was the first album self-released in all of France! "Or at least the first one that worked," says Pinhas. "It was like a musical and political event in France. Musical because there were few artists using synthesizers here, or even in the world. And political because we tried to say that the big companies make everything bad and their records are too expensive." For more information on the album, click here to read the press release about the re-release.
Allez-Teia aka Heldon II came out three years after Electronique Guerilla, and a lot had changed for RP since 1972. In fact, seeing King Crimson in 1973/1974 had a drastic impact on all future RP releases, but not in the way you would think. As noted in the press release, the biggest impact was, for Richard...the music played during intermission. "When I saw Robert Fripp and Brian Eno perform in Paris later, I realized that the intermission musicsic was their work. I didn't know that when I first heard it, but I was very impressed by it. It was the most important influence on Heldon." For more information on the album, click here to read the press release about the re-release.