HELDON - AGNETA NILSSON (LP)
"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 Heldon's development: it gives a twist to their classic sound, which was mainly built around Pinhas' Fripp-esque guitar work and ambiental synth experiments, to began 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 aggressivity. Featuring among others Magma's keyboardist Patrick Gauthier, it starts pretty much in the same ambiental, 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 + drums sounds of the next to come Heldon sound is evident. Agneta Nilsson's sound has been describes 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 and will include an insert with photos and liner notes." (label info) Limited edition of 500 copies.