i think archaia might've sounded more magma-esque with, duh-dahhh, a drummer. but they probably would've stuck to the lighter side of zeuhlishness.
― a 40-foot-long electrified pickle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 30 October 2009 10:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
Archaia remind me a bit of Metabolist : http://www.myspace.com/metabolistband who I mentioned on a This Heat thread a while back, it's the under-populated area between Zeuhl and krautrock. Heldon I guess is the nearest comparison, but if we're talking Magma then it's Jannick Top's songs that are the influence for these bands (Mekanik Machine, De Futura, Ork Alarm etc). Anyone know of any other bands in this particular sub-sub genre?
― The people of Ork are marching upon us (Matt #2), Friday, 30 October 2009 10:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
ciao Alan,for more French psychedelicized prog (or proggified psych) check Fille Qui Mousse's "Trixie Stapleton" (especially the track called Cantate Disparate), the first Lard Free album (featuring some monster guitar/synth combination on pieces like Acide Framboise) and the (admittedly cheesy) novelty horror "Etrange cas de Monsieur Whinster" by Horrific Child. I sort of like also another band called Flamen Dialis, probably more similar to stuff like Franco Battiato, and a couple of Bernard Szajner projects, like his Dune-inspired Zed lp (Klaus Basquiz from Magma sings in a couple of songs).
― Marco Damiani, Friday, 30 October 2009 11:44 (3 years ago) Permalink
oh yeah, flamen dialis. also, catharsis are sort of a medieval-ish thing that might be up someone's alley. like medieval prog-psych minimalism.
the szajner/dune thing is great.
― a 40-foot-long electrified pickle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 30 October 2009 13:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
oh man, the zeuhl/synth/psych/prog cross-section is a reeeal sweet spot for me; I will be checking out every single recommendation on this thread. thanks, guys!
and "medieval prog-psych minimalism" sounds pretty great to me! or, maybe... potentially great.
band name is also a little lolsy to me bc the only catharsis I know are the anarchist metalcore band with gybe bits. (hah)
― ( - _ - ); (Alan N), Friday, 30 October 2009 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
alright, both of the youtube things i found for catharsis have a more folky, popol vuh type vibe. so maybe my memory's completely faulty, but i'd give the album illuminations a shot first. masq and 32 mars are also good.
― a 40-foot-long electrified pickle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 30 October 2009 16:17 (3 years ago) Permalink
will def. check out illuminations.
― ( - _ - ); (Alan N), Friday, 30 October 2009 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
I'm really intrigued by Archaia would love to get hold of it on cd. So hoping somebody reissues it again.
― Stevolende, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink