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Heldon founder Richard Pinhas' first solo album from 1976, live from Paris solo & with drummer Francois Auguer, reissued with 38 minutes of additional material from the '82 Richard Pinhas Band.

Pinhas, Richard
Rhizosphere / Live, Paris 1982

Pinhas, Richard: Rhizosphere / Live, Paris 1982 (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"Rhizosphere, originally released in 1976, was Pinhas' first solo album. It consists of four solo pieces for synthesizer, plus an extended fifth synthesizer piece which is a duet with Heldon drummer Francois Auguer. For this CD release, an additional 38' was added of a previously unheard, professionally recorded 1982 concert by the Richard Pinhas Band, a short-lived ensemble who were essentially Heldon II in all but name and who featured a great cast of musicians who had all previously played in Magma: Clement Bailly (drums), Patrick Gauthier (synthesizer) (also of Heldon and Weidorje), Bernard Paganotti (bass) (also of Weidorje) and Richard on electronics, synthesizers and guitar. This title has been unavailable on CD for a number of years and with the huge interest in analog electronics and the early days of synthesis, Richard's career in general and the music of Magma, there is a big market for this music."-Cuneiform

"Composer, guitarist and electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's major experimental musicians. A pivotal figure in the international development of electronic rock music, Pinhas' stature in France is analogous to Tangerine Dream's in Germany: the father figure of an entire musical movement. The pioneering, aggressive music produced by his band Heldon during the 1970s, fusing electronics, guitar and rock, heralded the industrial and techno to come and remains today vital and unsurpassed. The 'Father' of electronic music in France is also recognized as a world-class guitarist whose "diabolical guitar work" (Progression) earns comparisons with Robert Fripp.

Pinhas received a degree in guitar at 17, and a PhD in philosophy from the Sorbonne, studying under philosopher Gilles Deleuze and writing on time and science fiction. He taught philosophy before abandoning an academic career for Heldon, his 3rd band, whose name derived from Normal Spinrad's writing. Over the course of his subsequent musical career, Pinhas' ongoing philosophical studies and interest in science fiction have fired, infused, and continually renewed his music."

-Richard Pinhas Website (

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775006123

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: RUNE 061CD
Squidco Product Code: 11948

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1994
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at Bobino, Paris, in 1982 by Gilles Barthoulet and Phil Ross.


Richard Pinhas-Moog 55 and ARP 2600 synthesizers, electronic processing, Roland synth guitar, Travis Bean guitar, voice treatments

Fransois Auger-drum solo on "Rhizosphere"

Clement Bailly-drums, percussion

Patrick Gauthier-Minimoog (bass and solo)

Bernard Paganotti-bass

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Track Listing:

1. Rhizosphere Sequent 4:52

2. A Piece For Duncan 5:43

3. Claire P. 4:50

4. Trapeze / Interference 6:50

5. Rhizosphere 17:59

6. Livre 5 / L'Ethique 8:39

7. Toward Belfast 6:41

8. Polywaves Intermed 2:10

9. Last Coda from the Western Wail 15:17

10. 1992 / Iceland / The Fall 4:37