Richard Pinhas (guitar)
法国传奇实验结他手Richard Pinas组建的太空摇滚乐团Heldon一直被视作70年代法国最有影响力和创造力的乐队。Richard Pinas也向来以个人名义推动不少经典跨界合作的诞生。Pinas - Milosh - Dickson三重奏，源于三人对新声响与新结构的创作欲。Milosh创造影像，Pinas与Dickson用结它和电子音乐构建声音的世界，这三位居动不安的实验者用爵士乐之即兴开放的精神，与电子音乐的包容并蓄，交际拓宽出一种新的表达。
Richard Pinhas recorded seven influential albums as the leader of French space-rock pioneers Heldon in the 70s, with a further five solo records before his six-year break from music in 1982. Since returning to the form in the 90s he has been prolific, collaborating with such luminaries as Merzbow, Yoshida Tatsuya, Oren Ambarchi, Barry Cleveland, and Wolf Eyes.
"Changes in my life really influenced this record," Richard Pinhas tells of his new album Reverse. He speaks with good humor of its serious beginnings. "The wife of a friend of mine offered to read my Tarot cards. I'd never done it before and jokingly I agreed, because I was curious. And I had the worst reading possible. I don't believe in it - I am very materialist, not financially but in my philosophy - so it was very strange that in the year that followed I lost my two parents, broke up with my girlfriend, lost my flat, and moved to Nantes. So the album was done in this confusion, in this chaotic state of having lost all these things."
Reverse's dark experimental noise and long repetitive tracks have an intimidating first impression. But listening to the whole 50 minutes leaves one feeling purified. Pinhas even says this album "fixed" and "resurrected" him. "The original title was '@Last', because it was going to be my last album. But as I got better, I said, 'well, we'll reverse'", he laughs. "It was a healing process for me to make this album. To get rid of all the negativity that occupied my brain. But that is all behind me now
The main process of the album production was one of construction, of Pinhas and Oren Ambarchi (guitars, dronz) forming the skeleton. After the initial sessions in Paris they threw out everything except their own parts and then started searching for "the right parts. Not a drummer, but the drummer, not a bass guitarist, but the bass guitarist." Enlisting the talents of Arthur Narcy (drums), Florian Tatar (bass) along with Masami Akita (analog synths, recorded in Tokyo), son Duncan Nilson-Pinhas (digital synths), and William Winant (percussion, recorded in Oakland, CA, USA), Pinhas comments "there is a great line-up on this record."
Remarkably well-read on a variety of subjects, and with a Ph.D in Philosophy from the Sorbonne, Pinhas has a keen interest in Kabbalah. Here too on Reverse, the songs, and fantastic cover art by Yann LeGendre, reflect this. 'Ketter' is an unknowable realm and the music reflects this. We catch traces of elements traversing the spectrum while the whole retains its own mystery. Pinhas' immediately recognizable tone is tempered by Narcy's unique drumming style, building the piece according at his own pace. And 'Nefesh' is the first level of the soul. The track's percolating sounds depicting such a pneumatic birth. "All the important things in my life inspire me, whether it be Nietzsche, Jimi Hendrix, or Kabbalah, they're all there every day." 'End' reflects the 'reverse' of the album title as sounds double back in on themselves whilst Narcy, frantic on the cymbals, pounds the drums themselves with military precision. And album closer 'V2' brings to mind both Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and David Bowie, Pinhas being a big fan of both. Its music sounding like the aftermath of an enormous futuristic electrical malfunction still lingering over a vast cityscape.
Pinhas does seem to have reversed whatever negativity came his way at the album's beginnings and the future looks bright. October 2016 saw a successful tour of America with sold-out shows in New York, Houston, and Austin ("that was incredible, it was my first time playing in the South too.") And Reverse is his first album for the Bureau B label. "Six months ago, I had my cards read again and all the cards were the best cards possible."
Richard Pinhas在七十年代录制了七张颇具影响力的专辑，成为法国太空摇滚先驱Heldon的领军人物，另外还有五首独奏曲目，他在1982年从音乐中休息六年之后。自90年代回归形式以来，他一直是多产的，与Merzbow，吉田达也，Oren Ambarchi，Barry Cleveland和Wolf Eyes等名人合作。
“我生活中的变化真的影响了这个纪录，”理查德·皮尼斯讲述了他的新专辑Reverse。他开始认真地讲幽默。 “我的一位朋友的妻子提出要阅读我的塔罗牌，我从来没有这样做过，开玩笑地说我同意了，因为我很好奇，而且我的阅读可能性最差，我不相信 - 我是非常唯物主义，但并不符合我的理念 - 所以非常奇怪的是，在接下来的一年里，我失去了我的两个父母，与我的女朋友分手，失去了我的公寓，并搬到了南特，所以专辑完成了这个混乱，在这种混乱的状态中失去了所有这些东西。“
反向的黑暗实验噪音和长时间重复的轨道有一个令人生畏的第一印象。但是听整整50分钟就会让人感觉纯净。 Pinhas甚至说这张专辑“固定”和“复活”他。 “原来的标题是'@Last'，因为它将成为我最后一张专辑，但随着我的进步，我说'好吧，我们会扭转''，他笑着说。 “制作这张专辑对我来说是一个治愈的过程，为了摆脱我脑中所有的负面情绪，但现在我身后的一切
该专辑制作的主要过程是构建骨架的Pinhas和Oren Ambarchi（吉他，dronz）之一。在巴黎举行的初次会议之后，他们将除自己零件之外的所有东西都扔出去，然后开始寻找“合适的零件。不是鼓手，而是鼓手，而不是低音吉他手，而是低音吉他手。”在加利福尼亚州奥克兰录制的Arthur Narcy（鼓手），Florian Tatar（贝司）和Masami Akita（模拟合成器，在东京录制），儿子Duncan Nilson-Pinhas（数字合成器）和William Winant（打击乐器）美国），Pinhas评论说：“这张唱片上有很棒的阵容。”
Pinhas对于卡巴拉有着浓厚的兴趣，并且在索邦大学获得哲学博士学位以及各种学科的卓越成就。在这里也可以看到，Yann LeGendre的歌曲和梦幻般的封面艺术反映了这一点。 '凯特'是一个不可知的领域，音乐反映了这一点。我们捕捉到贯穿光谱的元素痕迹，而整体保留了它自己的神秘色彩。品尼西的独特击鼓风格锻炼了Pinhas立刻可以辨认的基调，并按照自己的步调制作了这部作品。而'Nefesh'是灵魂的第一层。赛道的渗透声音描绘了这种气动的诞生。 “我生命中所有重要的事情都激励着我，无论是尼采，吉米亨德里克斯还是卡巴拉，他们每天都在那里。” 'End'反映了专辑标题的'倒退'，因为声音重新回到了自己的身上，而Narcy在铙fra上疯狂地用军事精确度来鼓捣自己。而更接近'V2'的专辑让人想起Thomas Pynchon的Gravity's Rainbow和David Bowie，Pinhas是这两个人的忠实粉丝。它的音乐听起来像一个巨大的未来派电气故障的后果仍然徘徊在广阔的城市景观。
Pinhas似乎扭转了专辑开始时的任何负面影响，未来看起来很光明。 2016年10月，在纽约，休斯顿和奥斯汀举行的巡回演出中，美国巡回演出成功。（“这真是不可思议，这也是我第一次在南方演出。”）和Reverse是他为B局第一张专辑标签。 “六个月前，我再次读取了我的卡片，所有卡片都是最好的卡片。”