HELIOS CREED On The Dark Side Of The Sun
Helios Creed is a founding member of legendary US avantgarde space rock band Chrome. Chrome was founded in San Francisco in 1975. Their sound wasn't easy to label - being ahead of their time, Helios Creed and Damon Edge created music that featured heavy elements of feedback and distortion. They experimented in mixing synthesized noise with rock instrumentation, therefore they are now seen as part of the post punk movement (even when punk was still in full flow at that time). Their breakthrough came in 1977 with their second album Alien Soundtracks. The band largely abandoned conventional rock compositions, instead employing cut-up and collage techniques and heavily processed sound to create a kind of sci-fi punk style. Creed says he invented his trademark guitar sound trying to replicate the sound he heard in his head, while listening to Black Sabbath on LSD on headphones when he was a teenager. He is currently working both on his solo career, as well as the re-activated Chrome. On The Dark Side Of The Sun was originally released in 2003 on Staticwhitesound Records. For this re-issue, we have remastered the whole album and added some live bonus tracks. Full tracklist soon.