Much as I love everything these guys are involved in, they really need a new graphic designer on board asap :
― |III|||II|||I|I||| (Matt #2), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
what is that, anyway? new album?
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 21:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Dominique, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's a new Christian Vander & friends record, a tribute to Coltrane as is probably obvious. There's supposedly a new Magma album being recorded too, but it'll be this new piece they've been doing called Felicite Thosz, which is pretty awful tbh so I'm not really bothered about it.
― |III|||II|||I|I||| (Matt #2), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, i wouldn't say awful, but from what I remember, not as driving as some of their other epics (maybe more similar to Offering than Magma?)
However, if new record has "Slag Tanz" on it, I'd buy it for that alone
― Dominique, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
yea, was going to say exactly that. 'slag tanz' is incredible.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
when this gets released, really think it's going to join the ranks of classic magma tracks
― Dominique, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
and when did they start playing w/an orchestra???
― Dominique, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
agreed about the 1st track you posted. a serious highlight when I saw them last year. so heavy!
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
I still can't get past the first album (not to say it's incomprehensible or anything - I'm just fascinated with it to the point where I don't want to hear their later stuff yet)
― frogbs, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh man, you're in for a treat.
if you ever get the chance to see them live, jump on it. one of the best shows I've been to. the '75 live album is prob my favorite magma release too.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
would love to regardless of how little I know of their music, but somehow I don't think Green Bay is on their list of U.S. cities to visit..
If you say they're good I'll d/l a few more discs off eMusic or something - I didn't like Autechre until you mentioned how brilliant you thought they were, then they suddenly clicked, so I'll take your word for it here
― frogbs, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
definitely get live from 1975 (sometimes confusingly titled live kohntark or live hhai). the versions of 'hhai' and 'mekanik zain' on there are definite but the whole recording is fantastic.
I'm a big, big fan of their last studio release Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré too. essential.
if you're into the first lp, try 1001 degres centigrades. it's the closest in feel to that one though not as scattershot and already trending towards the hypnotic sound they would eventually land on and become obsessed with. unfortunately, not much else in their catalog sounds much like these early records aside from various rarities from that era.
obviously, these will not be on emusic, but the live dvds they released a few years ago are killer. check out this incredible version of 'de futura':
if you use spotify, an impressive amount of their material is on there as well.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
or, if you decide to go that another route, I imagine it would fun to just dig through release by release. fascinating catalog imo.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
so that's how they ended up sounding, eh?
I'll probably wind up just going in order, partially b/c I'm OCD about this (it's been awesome to do that for Ae and there are a lot of artists where I *wish* I had gone that way), partially because I really want to see how they arrived at the sound everyone talks about. Kobaia sounds like a neat little jazz-rock oddity, in fact outside of some of the more "out there" vocal parts, it's fairly straight, but totally addictive
― frogbs, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, kobaia is a weird one but mostly in the context of the rest of their stuff. I like it a lot as well.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 22:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
New album out May 30th!
― A++++++ would deal with again (Matt #2), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
:) (but wtf, no slag tanz)
― Dominique, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah thats too bad. esp since it looks like it will only run just over half an hr :-/
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 19 May 2012 13:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
I got Udu Wudu on mp3 and it is great, very fresh for you alternative types! But there is something too ahistoric, un-seventies about owning it on mp3. I suspect it is worth the $30-40 the LP is going for on ebay...
― โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Bulgarian Tourist Chamber (Mount Cleaners), Saturday, 19 May 2012 14:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
Haven't seen mention of the remastered box set that came out like 3-4 years ago in the messages i've read on this thread, Sound seriously improved over the previous version of the cds.I'm assuming that edition is currently available individually.Was surprised that the end tone on MDK & Kohntarkhosz that I thought might be a glitch on the previous version was retained. i haven't heard the original vinyl so can't tell if it's on there too.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 19 May 2012 22:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
http://www.therocktologist.com/interview-with-christian-vander.html Fear not, Slag Tanz will be on disc eventually
I'm really digging the Univeria Zekt disc, but was this really meant to be a Magma album? Anyway that 11 minute piece at the end "Africa Anteria" is such a crazy earworm, I just can't get enough of these guys.
― frogbs, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 21:13 (9 months ago) Permalink
huh. the way he phrases it makes it sounds like "slag tanz" will BE the next album. could just be a second language thing but I am kind of salivating thinking of that track stretched out emehntett-re style.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, 9 August 2012 18:01 (9 months ago) Permalink
So, this new one... First listen and the piano on it is real pretty so far.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Friday, 7 September 2012 00:10 (8 months ago) Permalink
alright, I just heard MDK for the first time and, uh...yeah, that's got to be one of the most intense first listens to any album I can remember. like, if I was in an altered state of mind, I might have shed a tear or two
― frogbs, Saturday, 15 September 2012 04:13 (8 months ago) Permalink
reason #lostcount I love this band:
longest and best version of "Slag Tanz" yet -- a track that has yet to be released, and has already evolved into a classic mini-epic. Magma pieces never remain static, even some of their most famous pieces from the 70s feature new twists when they play live. Inspiring.
― Dominique, Monday, 24 December 2012 23:17 (4 months ago) Permalink
thank you. love when this thread gets revived!
― fit and working again, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 04:40 (4 months ago) Permalink
finally heard Felicite Thosz this weekend on a road trip to LA. it's short. we played it twice.
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 04:53 (4 months ago) Permalink
yeah, I usually play it twice too
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 23:32 (4 months ago) Permalink
John Quijada, creator of a hyper-precise invented language, was inspired as a kid by Magma's created language-
― bendy, Friday, 28 December 2012 22:11 (4 months ago) Permalink
yeah, and now certain Russians are very inspired by him...excellent piece.
― dow, Friday, 28 December 2012 22:20 (4 months ago) Permalink
I've been pretty obsessed with Wurdah Itah lately. What an incredible piece of work that is. One of those albums that I just immediately have to play again whenever I listen to it. I don't even have the words for it, everything after about 4 minutes in is just stunning. I can definitely see why so many people have a religious connection with this music.
― frogbs, Monday, 18 February 2013 16:04 (3 months ago) Permalink