Richard Pinhas has long been regarded as one of France’s seminal experimental composers and musicians. His 1970’s combo Heldon were severe competition for the Krautock first string, and his continual forays into electronic and progressive sounds were highlighted by his Robert Fripp-like approaches to guitar. Over the years Pinhas has produced excellent solo material, influencing many in the ’80s new wave and ambient worlds. This past week Pinhas played electric guitar on Brian Turner’s show sitting in with Michigan’s legendary Wolf Eyes, who know a thing or two about outer explorations, and the results were a prog-o-delicized journey through a sound junkyard both menacing and beautiful. As an added bonus, Wolf Eyes featured Aaron Dilloway who’s been on the bench for a few years, kicking out the jams in the WFMU studios with bandmates John Olson and Mike Connelly. (library photo John Olson, performance pic Lou Calderola). Video should be forthcoming down the pike soon as well.
- The Week in WFMU: 10/11 – 10/17 (wfmu.org)
- Festivals in Brief: Pygmalion, Boomslang, Reworks, Sonic Circuits (pitchfork.com)