RICHARD PINHAS ICELAND 1979 ELECTRONIC A2+B1+INSERT LP

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  • Sold Date: Apr 03,2012
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RICHARDPINHAS ? ICELAND ? 1979 VINYL LP COMPLETE WITH PICTURE/CREDITS INSERT RARE ORIGINAL A2+B1 VINYL LP

This is the very first release on Pulse records complete with photo/credits insert.

Sleeve Condition: tiny, nicks where stickers have been removed from corners but overall in Ex+ condition. Comes complete with original insert in Near Mint condtion.

Record Condition: there is one, long, very, very light mark on Side 2 which is actually such a light scuff that it is purely cosmetic. It has not cut the vinyl and does not affect the music in the slightest degree. In fact, the record is otherwise in fantastic, I suspect, unplayed condition. There aren?t even centring marks around the spindle hole on the label. Plays perfectly.

'Iceland ', released in 1979, has a sense of space and distance that is most evocative and effective. It is a brooding, chilly work that seeps into the listener, perhaps bringing an involuntary shiver as well. The title piece is divided into three sections; a short introduction then the nine-and-a-half-minute Iceland (Part 2).

The repetitive unintelligible voice-like sounds evoke that treated voice at the beginning of Pink Floyd's 'Careful with that axe, Eugene ' but this disquieting whisper persists throughout the piece. Is it the ghostly voice of a long-dead Icelandic ruler? Certainly 'The Last Kinds of Thule' with its hammer-blow percussive sounds could be a funeral march from another world. 'Greenland', the only piece where collaborators Francois Auger and Jean-Phillipe Goude appear, is more familiar Pinhas territory; an eight minute analogue classic that is amongst his most satisfying work.

This is a fine album by a master of electronics and guitar wizard who deserves to be better known.

Studio Album, released in 1979 Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Iceland Part 1 ( 1:07 ) 2. Iceland Part 2 ( 9:38 ) 3. The last king of Thule ( 2:26 ) 4. Iceland Part 3 ( 7:46 ) 5. Indicatif radio ( 1:04 ) 6. The last king of Thule Part 2 ( 5:30 ) 7. Short transition (0:35) 8. Greenland ( 8:54 ) 9. Wintermusic (24:53) Total Time: 60:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Richard Pinhas / guitars & electronics - Fran�ois Auger / drums (8) - Jean Philippe Goude / Minimoog (8)

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