Pillion – Halcyon

 9,90 11,90

Released: 2012 By Groove Unlimited


  1. Out Of The Ashes – [16:17]
  2. The Sparrows Are Flying – [7:19]
  3. Halcyon’s Day – [13:09]
  4. Buick 57-A – [10:08]
  5. Tabula Rasa – [15:26]
  6. A New Dawn – [3:45]

Halcyon is a love story from the Greek Mythology, based on a transcript by Plato of a dialogue between Socrates & Chaerephon. Guitars, drums and complex sequences engage in a fascinating aural experience.

Additional information

Weight 105 g



Jewel Case

1 review for Pillion – Halcyon

  1. Sylvain Lupari / gutsofdarkness.com & synth&sequences.com

    Phew! It hits you like a ton of bricks! Pillion is the musical adventure of the Belgian musician Walter Christian Rothe and Guy Drieghe. Formed in 1978 the group knew a short life of 2 years and 2 albums before that Rothe undertakes a solo path in 1980 with a first album entitled Solitude. Walter Christian Rothe resuscitates Pillion in 2006 with Halcyon; an album strongly soaked by the black atmospheres of Let the Night Last Forever (Rothe’s 2nd solo album) and Enigmas, the very first Pillion album in 1980. Except that the Halcyon project knows a very shy life and is fast forgotten in the vaults of the Belgian synth wizard. A 2nd draft saw the light of day in 2008 when the album, always very discreet in the spheres of EM, is offered in downloadable format. Ron Boots, sensing all the genius behind this spectacular work as much musical as somber, takes it under its wing and remasterises it for the needs of his Groove label. And what a result! Halcyon is a masterful concept album which unfolds its 70 minutes with sepulchral moods la Phaedra and Ricochet, sequenced rhythms la Underwater Sunlight and progressive electronic phases la Mind Over Matter. In brief, a colossal album which is going to amaze you, seduce you and conquer you.

    Such as a love at first sight, a synth draws the lines of a beautiful melody which hangs on to our eardrums. She turns in loop, magnetizing our fascination for these organic percussions which stamp awkwardly. Out of the Ashes” hatches out of its pulsating beat from which the orderly and hypnotic beatings are flogged by heavy riffs of guitars which take soloques forms and vampiric synth solos. Hypnotic the rhythm persists in progressing in this delicious musical din

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