Gas 0095 Quotes: Richard Pinhas (Heldon)

richard_heldonToday’s Gas 0095 quote comes from electronic pioneer Richard Pinhas who first started experimenting with electronics in French band Heldon back in the early 70s.

Richard Pinhas on Gas 0095…

“Music saw genius appearing year by year, decade after decade. In the seventies people like Brian Eno gave a real boost in all areas of music. Then came other genii (in composition, sound, production, mixing etc…) like Nirvana in rock and Trent Reznor mixing rock and electronica. The “Downward Spiral” album was a real great event, with “Hurt” a perfect jewel. Then came Richard D James and his “Aphex Twin” bombshell. Aphex Twin is still a light in our musical world and his music was a REVOLUTION in the electronic theatre. In another sphere came Godspeed You Black Emperor, so called “post rock”, one of the best bands I have ever heard, really, even today!

So we are looking in the darkness of zillions of songs, DVDs, CDs, iTunes, whatever, a proliferation on the big www web world, and generally it is not very inspiring. It is a world of consummation and copy of a copy of copy. But some times a lighted planet crosses your life, as is the case with GAS 0095. It is “electronica”, synthesised, but it is good and real music.  I don’t even know if GAS 0095 are English, American or Martian, they do really good F*cking music! That is what is important, and it is real electronic music, not radio-compilation-bullsh*t. REAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC. So let us be delighted for here is my advice: don’t go to www.bullsh*t-zillion-tracks or song-world. Stop hearing bad copies of a copy of a copy of a copy of something that was perhaps once original. This is the year of GAS 0095. Be sure of it.

So don’t miss GAS 0095. It is pure JUICE!

Richard PINHAS direct from HELDON studio”


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Many thanks Richard!

2 thoughts on “Gas 0095 Quotes: Richard Pinhas (Heldon)”

  1. Wow, I am not familiar with Richard Pinhas, but I think that his perception of both Gas, and the evolution of music in general, was one of the most spot-on quotes so far. There really is an ocean of music in existence and it takes great effort to sift through it and find the true gems. There have been some tidal waves throughout history where a multitude of good music has come from this wave, but these waves are few and far between. Em:t was just this, a tidal wave (of its own) when electronic music was just about to cross over into a very mainstream realm, and surprisingly, everything the label released was a ‘true gem’. Years later, when there seems to be limited commercial viability for electronic music, it is so good to see artists like Mat Jarvis and Paul Frankland doing what they love best, and doing it blindingly well. I realize that they never had commercial success as their motivation and I applaud them for this. But I feel that I (and many others) were able to discover them because someone somewhere saw this wave, and wanted to include something that maybe defied convention, or at the very least wanted to open people up to something they might have missed otherwise.

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