Richard Pinhas Interview

Source: Huck Mag.

Richard Pinhas is one of France’s seminal alternative rock musicians and an inadvertent godfather of electronic music. There had been musique concrète pioneers like Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry before him, though Pinhas and his band Heldon took progressive electronica into uncharted realms where postmodern philosophy and intelligent sci-fi converged upon fertile, futuristic plains. Bureau B are re-releasing his 1979 synth opus Iceland this month, a soundscape of analogue electronic sounds and arcane mythology. This third solo album was apparently recorded during Heldon’s lunch breaks as they completed their final album, Stand By.