Neuroniumwas the first electronic music band of Spain, created as a duo
by Michel Huygen and Carlos Guirao and, undoubtly, has been the
longest one. The singer Nico (ex-Velvet Underground) collaborated in
their second and from the third one the guitarrista Santi Picó was an intermitent collaborator. After the
fifth one Carlos Guirao left the band, becoming
basically a personal project of Michel
Huygen, difficult to be distinguished from his soloist career.
(José Manuel Iñesta)
The most well known Spanish electronic ensemble led by
Michel Huygen. Great Klaus Schulze
music, with a lot of acoustic guitar
which adds a twist. Any of their first few are great, especially
Quasar 2C361. (?)
What started out as a three piece synthesizer band led by
Michel Huygen has pretty much ended up
being his own one-man project. "Psychotronic" music is what he calls it,
basically a modern hard-synth driven style with occasionally poppy
overtones, I wouldn't call this "space" music as it lacks much of that
gentler atmospheric touch and subtlety. More comparable to Michael
Garrison's harder edge. Sometimes it works fairly well, and other times
the result is rather dull. Heritage is one of the better ones. (?)
Spanish duo of Michel Huygen and
Carlos Guirao. Fronted by Michel
Huygen, its music is less upbeat than
Tangerine Dream and the like, though it has those moments too. The
emphasis is on more free flowing chord textures, similar in style to
Richard Burmer, but with an undeniable European sensibility.
In addition to their official discography a compilation of their records for
EMI/Harvest (1977-1978) has been released.
Review od the record "Quasar 2C361"