Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ose - 1978 - Adonia (R. Pinhas)

Herve Picart Keyboards, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar
Francois Auger Drums
Richard Pinhas Synthesizer, Guitar
Heldon moved into 1978 in good stead, Pinhas taking some time off to become involved in sessions with fellow Parisian Herve Picart's "OSE", recording an LP for EGG Records ("The Most Progressive Music Experience") which took place in June. The result was entitled "Adonia", and has to do with goings on in an earth colony on a distant planet. Picart's (Synthesizers, Keyboards, Guitars) compositions are in the French progressive tradition, but that not withstanding, the presence of Pinhas (Synthesizers. Sequencers, Guitar) and Francois Auger (Drums) assure that this is a Heldon LP, despite Picart's composition of this suite.
"Approche Sur A" kicks off the LP with a drone in A major, over which synthesizers and guitar are layered, and the sequencers pulsate into a drum groove, and cycles through a rather conventional "Prog Rock" chord progression, Picart's Blues guitar contrasting with Pinhas' quantum power sound.
"29h O8 mn" opens side B with another sequencer/drum groove, which enters after an echoed Moog solo. Then the counterpoint melodies are faded in, the middle being filled by polymoog chords as the soloist uses the Minimoog Pitchbend for emphasis. Doubletracked guitar (Pinhas) and synthesizer herald the drums, another counter rhythm being setup, varied, and tossed in and out of the sequencer groove. Unfortunately, the track fades before it takes off.
"L'Aube Jumelle" arrives next on a bed of White noise, and a Klaus Schulze-like synthesizer solo by Picart, those Rick Wright chords enter again behind a nice little double-tracked "Space Blues" guitar solo.
"Retour sur Adonia" closes the LP, once again the tune is almost straight progressive rock, pushed along quickly to conclusion by Pinhas' sequence. An interesting LP that gives an insight to the ability of these musicians to bring together two related but oft divided musical streams.


Anonymous said...

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tha bro tropo na ta poume
lefty from salonica

mutantsounds said...

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Anonymous said...

Excellent!, thanks for posting this, as usual it sounds awesome, much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

amazing stuff. I feel Kraftwerk and Heldon spirit... thank you very much for this upload, I have been looking for this stuff for a very long time

fuzztunnel said...

I think this is one of the, if not *the*, dullest of Pinhas's 70s releases. Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

RE: OSE/'Adonia', another album I've never heard of, from Mutant Sounds. I'm a huge Richard Pinhas fan and will take anything you can find. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Great blog love Pinhas. Have you heard Japanese musician Hiro Kanagawa? Had group Heretic and Osiris heard he is Japanese Pinhas can't find anything?

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks a lot for the post!
@ Fuzztunnel: you are missing something I guess :(

Klaus Building said...

Thanks ! Though not as violent and radical as Heldon releases, this is quite a pleasant item, and a true rarity. Hervé Picart was a french rock journalist, specialized in progressive and hard-rock music.