- Stand By [14:04]
- Une Drole De Journee [4:00]
- Bolero [21:47]
- Bolero proprement dit
- Rote Armee Fraktion
With the track
Ivar de Vries –
‘Stand By’ is the last Heldon album, and what a good final album it is. Its line-up consisted of Francois Auger on drums/percussion, Patrick Gauthier on keyboards, Didier Batard on bass and of course main music-providor Richard Pinhas on keyboards and guitars.
The title-track is a heavy dramatic blues-piece in a style similar to the first live bonus-track on the preceding album ‘Interface’ (the two pieces have at least one guitar-riff in common) but here some electronics is added – it also contains some of the liveliest guitar-playing yet by Pinhas.
‘Une Drole De Journee’ by Patrick Gauthier is more jazzy and features, as far as I know, the only occurrence in Heldon of his piano-playing.
The whole album could be described as the discovery of the sequencer” and none more so than on the aptly titled ‘Bolero’