HELDON – Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale – ffl034 – LP

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In Heldon nobody particularly likes liner notes. However, although the groups’ albums have none they abound, from the very beginning, with clues and often cryptic references. The name of the group, obviously, comes from a science fiction novel by Norman Spinrad, but perhaps it is less well known that the title of the album Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale (1976) is taken from a pirate recording of King Crimson made in 1974, an elegant way to state the possible lineage between guitarist (and synthesizer player) Richard Pinhas and Robert Fripp, his peer in the British band. Likewise, Richard Pinhas values the philosophers Lyotard, Nietzsche and Deleuze (whose lessons he followed at Vincennes), and the cover of Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale quotes another intellectual, Pierre Klossowski, a theology specialist, according to whom all creators owe it themselves to provoke a “state of insecurity straying from the oppressive regime of mediocrity”, words which could be considered as a mission statement for Richard Pinhas!