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Electronics and guitar from French psychedelic rock legend Richard Pinhas (Heldon) merges with the percussion mastery of Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei and Korekyojinn) for a remarkable two part duo of sonic and percussive exchanges recorded in Paris and Tokyo.

Pinhas, Richard / Yoshida Tatsuya
Welcome In The Void

Pinhas, Richard / Yoshida Tatsuya: Welcome In The Void (Cuneiform)

Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"Richard Pinhas, the founder of 70s legends Heldon, is one of France's best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in development of rock music fusing with electronic music. Yoshida Tatsuya is one of the most important musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene for the last 35 years, spearheading at least a half dozen of that country's most important groups, including Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei and Korekyojinn. For their first-ever recorded meeting, Richard's electronics and guitar merges with the percussion mastery of Yoshida for a powerful bout of musical give and take."-Cuneiform

"On Welcome In The Void, Richard Pinhas again pushes sonic and compositional boundaries, this time in a very special collaboration with the legendary Yoshida Tatsuya, "the indisputable master drummer of the Japanese underground." Yoshida is one of the most important musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene for the last 35 years, spearheading at least a half dozen of that country's most important and best known experimental groups, including Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei and Korekyojinn.

Welcome In The Void is the second album in Pinhas' Devolution Trilogy, concerned with mankind's ideological and physical devolution at the hands of our modern socio-politcal world and technology. For the past several years, Pinhas the musician/philosopher has given thought to, in his words, the "Devolution of mankind, civilization, Capitalism's devolution, and mainly devolution of [human/biolgical] faculties related to the rise of machines". He describes 'Welcome In The Void' as "a kind of journey, not more into the being but into the void - the nothingness that is now the "center" or the absence-of- center of our societies." The first album in Pinhas' Devolution Trilogy was 2013's Desolation Row, a sonic protest against the rise of neoliberalism, the global economic crisis and rising social unrest.

Teaming up for their first duo recording, Pinhas and Tatsuya push each others' creative limits to make something that even for the experimental master Pinhas, is a new experience: a single, 64-minute, all-instrumental track consisting solely of guitar, percussion and electronics. The spontaneity, intensity, and sheer force of the music created by the duo is a marvel of musical give and take. The Pinhas/Tatsuya collaboration is an ongoing one, and the duo has plans to tour and record more material in Japan in the near future."-Cuneiform

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Product Information:

UPC: B00J07LJ68

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: RUNE 391
Squidco Product Code: 19665

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded in Paris and Tokyo in 2013.


Richard Pinhas-guitar, electronics

Yoshida Tatsuya-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Welcome In The Void Part One - Intro 4:06

2. Welcome In The Void Part Two - Core Trax 64:06

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