Germany’s Bureau B Reissues Two Seminal Richard Pinhas Albums
'Chronolyse' and 'East West' are available now.
Influenced by a variety of artists in classical, psych, prog, and more, Richard Pinhas applied a vivid range of music to records he produced under his own name. Chronolyse and East West are critical windows into this journey and stand as defining works in the first wave of electronic music.
Chronolyse takes its name from a book of the same name by sci-fi writer Michel Jeury, with many of the track titles referencing Frank Herbert’s Dune. Pinhas primarily recorded Chronolyse on a Moog synthesizer, shelving the music for two years before it was released in 1978 by Cobra. 1980’s East West is a much different record, taking synthetic textures, rhythms, and harmonies to even more unique terrains than its predecessors.
Richard Pinhas is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist from France, critical in the development of fusions between progressive rock music, electronic, and more. His imaginative and technical scope in music has produced an extensive collection of works over the last 40+ years, including collaborations with Pascal Comelade, Merzbow, Oren Ambarchi, and many more.
01. Variations I Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
02. Variations II Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
03. Variations III Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
04. Variations IV Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
05. Variations V Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
06. Variations VI Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
07. Variations VII Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
08. Duncan Idaho
09. Paul Atreïdes
Tracklisting, East West
01. Houston 69: The Crash Landing (Part 1)
02. Sense Of Doubt
03. Kyoto Number
04. La Ville Sans Nom
06. West Side
07. Beautiful May
08. The Whale Dance
09. Houston 69 (Part 2)