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Now i love stupid ideas realized and carried to their logical conclusion (made up languages, neo classical stravinskyesque jazz rock), and i have always loved ruins who everyone has always told me are somewhat of a magma tribute act. the magma i have heard has been quite slow, stodgy, & non-challenging, but i'm guessing i've been listening to the wrong bits. SO... where is the hilarious over the top bombast and jizz winkery in the magma catalogue? - i need the absolute STUPIDEST stuff.

bob snoom, Friday, 16 August 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

M.D.K. is the one everyone recommends (and it's the only one I've found cheap. It's pretty over the top sounding at points (and GREAT to boot).

Alex in SF, Friday, 16 August 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

For over-the-topness, I agree, Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh is just what you need. If you want something a little less bombastic, pick up Udu Wudu. The A-side isn't so great, but the B-side-- the mindblowing 19 minute long song "De Futura"--is probably their single best song.

Diego, Friday, 16 August 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Ah, Magma. Band of bands, freaks of freaks. The funny thing about Magma is that they have the rep of being completely over the top and from a different world, but in actuality, were just very determined (and talented as well, they don't get the muso respect they deserve because that other reputation often supercedes it) musicians writing a little sci-fi stuff. Hey, it was all in the name of peace and John Coltrane, man!

By the numbers:

Magma (1970): Debut 2-CD set. Hmm, ever wonder what Chicago would sound like if they were singing in another (made-up) language, and listening to too much Stockhausen? The first album is by most accounts, not the place to start, but it is arguably their *strangest*. Great playing and singing, but too goofy-60s-jazzrock- band for me.

1001 degrees Centigrade: Getting much better (and shorter). Leader/drummer Christian Vander's vision of a martial brand of jazz- fusion begins to take over with the excellent "Rïah Sahïltaahk". This is about 20 minutes of episodic, jazzy prog, and isn't the best stuff they ever did, but is getting there.

MDK and MK: Magma released a couple of versions of Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh, and the one titled simply Mekanik Kommandoh is the one I prefer. This is rock opera at its finest: aspects of fusion, Carl Orff, Wagner and free jazz make appearances here. Caveat: Magma gets mega panned by some hardline proggers for being overly weird and *repetitive*. They are known to run grooves into the ground and then some, and not funky goodtime grooves either, but hard, downbeat mashing war march grooves. The singing, by Vander and frontman Klaus Blasquiz ranges from think operatic baritone to fluttering trill falsetto.

Wurdah Itah: Officially released as a Vander solo, but really a part of the Theusz Hamtaahk trilogy (of which MDK is the third movement). For my money, this is actually the best Magma studio album. Style is similar to MDK, but no goofy horns, and while still featuring the hard war beat, also features a lot more dynamics, color, and all around interesting stuff. Classic.

Kohntarkosz: The other side of Magma begins on this record. Reportedly, when Vander seemed to notice other bands copping his style (most notablhy Mike Oldfied, who Vander accuses of having literaly stolen music from him for Tubular Bells), he changed his style a bit. This record is much mroe textural than the earlier ones, sounding something like a cross between Can, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Tangerine Dream. Not nearly so "over the top" as MDK, and by many fans' accounts, the most conventionally "pretty" sounding era of Magma.

Live/Hhai: Double live set featuring most of their well known material to that point. Great starting point for an intro to the band, though it does emphasize their more fusion-y tendencies.

Udu Wudu: Disappointing record wherein Vander starts losing control of the band's vision, and opens the floor to other members for writing music. The most famous song is bassist Jannik Top's "De Futura". Vander called his music "zeuhl", and one constant aspect of zeuhl is the role of the bass. Top was Vander's main man for a lot of Magma's best moments, and his signature distorted, almost growling bass is all over this 18 minute epic. As a whole, the album drags though.

Attahk: Magma goes crossover! Fusion, funk, disco, gospel, symphonic prog -- they weren't doing space-operas anymore, but for my money THIS IS ACTUALLY THE MOST OVER THE TOP MAGMA RECORD. Vander's singing and drumming on the incredible opener "The Last Seven Minutes" is alone worth the price of the CD.

Merci: After an extended hiatus, Magma releases this terrible record in 1984. Taking 80s gated drums, contemporary rnb and a whole mess of "oooh baby's", Magma goes from eccentric cult heroes to embarrassing soul freaks. I don't a single Magma fan who likes this album -- but if you're in it for laughs, go right ahead.

Beyond these, Magma has a number of live releases. Last year, they put out the entire Theusz Hamtaahk trilogy on a 3-CD live set. It's a great place to go after you've heard the original versions (and in some places, I think it surpasses them).

I <3 Magma!

dleone, Friday, 16 August 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

the magma i have heard has been quite slow, stodgy, & non- challenging, but i'm guessing i've been listening to the wrong bits.

Erm...are you sure you're listening to Magma?

Joe, Friday, 16 August 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

i like "simples" (short, more "songy" tracks that made me like magma at a time when i thought i was going to be eternally opposed to them), the first one and "udu wudu". especially "udu wudu," 'de futura' is the jam.

regarding the ruins/zeuhl connection, there's a side project called koenji hyakkei that is pretty straight zeuhl stuff. nice!

what i want to know is, what other zeuhl bands are worth hearing? i've heard (the debatably zeuhl-influenced) shub niggurath and they kicked my ass but good; weidorje didn't, though. where next?

your null fame, Friday, 16 August 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I would say two other non-Magma definites are Zao's "Z = 7L" and Eskaton's "4 Visions". Zao was the first Magma-offshoot band (led by Yocho Seffer and Francois Cahen) and Eskaton was a non-Magma related clone band (*excellent* cloning, though). This all being said with the caveat that I from my perspective, Weidorje is the greatest non-Magma zeuhl albums. "Vilna" and "Booldemug" in particular are incredible.

Then there's also non-Zeuhl (i.e., don't be expecting Magma or near-Magma) albums by Zeuhl musicians--these are recommended:

Laurent Thibault's "Mais on ne Peut Pas..." (like a symph prog album)
Stella Vander's "D'Epreuves D'amour" (moody, melancholic piano/vocal music)
Pierre Michel Sivadier's "D'Amour Fou D'Amour" (ditto)
Simon Goubert's "L'Encierro" (jazz)

Joe (Joe), Sunday, 18 August 2002 04:01 (eighteen years ago) link

Re: Ruins -- I think this comparison is brought up too much, and for Ruins, hasn't really been accurate in about 7 or 8 years (when their last noticeably zeuhl-influenced record "Hydermastrgroningem" came out). The thing is, Ruins' leader is an admitted Magma fanatic and because his band features strange "singing", bass up front and angular, repetitive riffs, people say they sound like Magma. However, the end result is mostly in a different world.

Koenjihyakkei has already been brought up, and that's a band much closer to the Magma sound -- but still very much louder and chaotic.

A different band that I always associate with Magma, even though they are completely unrelated, is Italy's Area. Same thing goes, with strange singing and acrobatic riffing, though Area played closer to straight fusion than Magma did.

And Joe, I still haven't heard that Thibault. It sounds interesting.

dleone (dleone), Sunday, 18 August 2002 04:45 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
i just wanted to add that jannick top's _soleil d'ork_ album is pretty cool if you've got a magma thing going on. has the "epithecanthropos erectus/utopia viva" single for a start, some unreleased stuff (long version of "mekanik machine" on which i swear the chorus is "lego head thrashing! lego head thrash-uh-ing!") and some demos of udu wudu tracks ("soleil d'ork" and "de futura" with richard pinhas on guitar). and a long, weird quiet song at the end.

your null fame (yournullfame), Thursday, 21 August 2003 11:55 (seventeen years ago) link

"Soleil D'ork" is a jam -- zeuhl-funk has long been underrated (see entirety of Attahk). Another interesting release is the Vandertop Paris '76 CD, which is basically an official bootleg, but has an epic piece called "Music of the Spheres" which is really just an excuse for Jannick Top to take a long bass solo.

dleone (dleone), Thursday, 21 August 2003 11:59 (seventeen years ago) link

eight months pass...
All I have from Magma is "Floe Essi" which sounds like the bastard son of Stereolab and Ruins... What is the cannonical Magma stuff for me to drop my cash on?

GET TO THA' (PRICE) CHOPPA!!!!!!!! ROFFLE!!!!!!!! (ex machina), Friday, 7 May 2004 22:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Magma, where do I go from here?

Joe (Joe), Friday, 7 May 2004 22:17 (seventeen years ago) link

is Attahk really good?

GET TO THA' (PRICE) CHOPPA!!!!!!!! ROFFLE!!!!!!!! (ex machina), Friday, 7 May 2004 22:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Attahk rawks.

Joe (Joe), Friday, 7 May 2004 22:28 (seventeen years ago) link

I love it.

jazz odysseus (jazz odysseus), Friday, 7 May 2004 22:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Does it sound more like Stereolab or Ruins.


GET TO THA' (PRICE) CHOPPA!!!!!!!! ROFFLE!!!!!!!! (ex machina), Friday, 7 May 2004 23:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't think it sounds like either, but I've not heard that much of Ruins.

jazz odysseus (jazz odysseus), Friday, 7 May 2004 23:15 (seventeen years ago) link

dleone describes it pretty well upthread, I think.

jazz odysseus (jazz odysseus), Friday, 7 May 2004 23:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, Attahk doesn't sound like either Stereolab (I don't really here much Stereolab in the Magma I'm familiar with; haven't heard "Floe Essi" yet) or Ruins; first track comes closest to Ruins in terms of the energy level on the drums...

Joe (Joe), Friday, 7 May 2004 23:25 (seventeen years ago) link

Maybe it was just the vocals and instrumentation on Floe Essi? It was really pretty.

GET TO THA' (PRICE) CHOPPA!!!!!!!! ROFFLE!!!!!!!! (ex machina), Friday, 7 May 2004 23:31 (seventeen years ago) link

"Floe Essi" is the more fusion-tinged song on the single that also contained Vander's more straightforward "Ektah". I don't really hear much Stereolab in either of these, but if I had to choose one to fit that bill, I wouldn't have picked "Floe Essi"!

For my money, the moments in Magma that remind me most of Ruins are on Wurdah Itah, and even then, you have to imagine them amplified by about 100x.

dleone (dleone), Friday, 7 May 2004 23:38 (seventeen years ago) link

six months pass...
This week's The Freak Zone show on 6 Music just played a fantastic 20 + minutes long Magma John Peel session track from 1974

[the show should be on listen again in a couple hours time]

also NEW Magma album released in Europe tomorrow:

DJ Martian (djmartian), Sunday, 7 November 2004 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Saturday Night Live seriously needs to book Magma.

Joe (Joe), Monday, 8 November 2004 01:36 (sixteen years ago) link

With Ashlee Simpson glossies tied to the drum cymbals.

Joe (Joe), Monday, 8 November 2004 01:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Discography above left out the Univeria Zekt lp from 1972. This is actually a Magma album, released shortly after 1001 Degrees Centigrade, but due to record company hassles, the name Magma was not used.

Anyway, if you like 1001 Degrees Centigrade, you'll like this one.

Lefty, Monday, 8 November 2004 04:27 (sixteen years ago) link

(Jon L), Monday, 8 November 2004 05:49 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Dominique (dleone), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 01:55 (fifteen years ago) link

I love that picture. The one on Wikipedia is great, too.

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Two lady friends of mine recently surprised me by ordering me Korusz for my birthday. Incredible that they actually picked out at random a Magma CD I don't yet own, though I suppose not without good reason...the look on their face as I explained to them that they had just bought me an entire 2CDs worth of drum solos ("But it's such a sweet gift!!!") was totally classic.

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:27 (fifteen years ago) link

I haven't heard anything from those CDs - have you heard them yet? I really can't imagine owning 2+ hours of drums solos, even from Vander, but maybe I'm missing something

Dominique (dleone), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, so far, I've only been able to make it through the first track so far (about 11 minutes or so). First track was more interesting than I thought it would be, because for a good portion of it, Vander keeps an actual beat (say, like "Bonzo's Montreaux") rather than just a boring free-form rock drum solo. Plus, it IS Vander, so it's suitably intense in parts.

But, yes, overall it still seems a bit much to me as well...the next two tracks are each over 20 minutes!

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:45 (fifteen years ago) link

KA really grew on me. Fourth time was the charm.

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 19:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I think "Live/Hhai" is the one to get

Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 19:18 (fifteen years ago) link

my first one was 'attakh' and by the time the first track was over I knew I was buying all the rest.

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 19:24 (fifteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Last year, they put out the entire Theusz Hamtaahk trilogy on a 3-CD live set

I got the DVD of it! In a car boot sale! For £5! Tried watching all of it in one sitting, but that was being wildly over-ambitious on my part. And stretched my schoolboy French well beyond the limit trying to follow the documentary that came with it.

Tom D. (Dada), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 14:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Extremely jealous of your bargain purchase, sir.

More so given that said item is out of print now. Maybe I could trouble Steve Davis for a copy.

myopic_void (myopic_void), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

There is also the 4 Volume DVD set of their 35th Anniversary series of concerts (four weekends, each covering the various stages of the band with guest alumni, etc.)...currently, Vol. 1 & 2 is available,
and pretty awesome. Watch Vander on the MDK Jam (Volume 2)--whew!

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Here's an excerpt (This is "Theusz Hamtaahk" from Vol. 1):

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 17:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I really want to see these new "epok" dvds -- also very anxious for the Emehnteht-Re record

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 18:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Vander looks really wild in the photo posted above. not to mention the Rasputin-like guy on the left.
One day we should meet and just talk for ages about Magma - and other 70's French bands too.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 18:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Is that an open invitation? I'd sure love to talk up some Heldon.

myopic_void (myopic_void), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Heldon/Richard Pinhas: S&D

milton parker (Jon L), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:35 (fourteen years ago) link

yes, pls to book me a tkt to France, and we shall meet, drink wine and talk about french prog

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Avec plaisir!

myopic_void (myopic_void), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Heldon, Lard Free, Fille Qui Mousse, Red Noise, Bernard Szajner, and all that Lovecraft-inspired prog...I'm always amazed by the number of good albums released in France in those years.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 20:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Can't wait to see the new DVD's, I actually saw one of the concerts (Vol. 2 - well, they did 5 nights, dunno if they filmed the specific one I was at), was beyond awesome. Although Top was slightly disappointing on bass, the guy they have now is better these days. I met Steve Davis there too! D. Leone's brief guide upthread is a v. good guide to Magma btw, although I'd recommend Udu Wudu more than he does because the AWESOMENESS of De Futura more than cancels out the ragbag on side 1.

Two awesome's in the same post about Magma. Could've been more.

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 21:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, there's some Zeuhl / Rock In Opposition festival Magma are playing at in France soon. Also with Univers Zero and some others (no Pinhas though I don't think).

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 21:18 (fourteen years ago) link

btw, Magma actually plays USA in the summer at Nearfest (along w/Bob Drake)

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

six months pass...

I have Kohntarkosz, Attahk and Udu Wudu. What next among these?

abanana, Wednesday, 15 August 2007 03:01 (thirteen years ago) link

those arent so hot

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 15 August 2007 06:52 (thirteen years ago) link

oh man, if you love Vander's scat singing, Offering is the band for you!!

frogbs, Thursday, 1 October 2015 14:15 (five years ago) link

Listening to "Concert 1975: Theatre Du Taur" and man, what a version of "Kohntarkosz." Sound quality is fucking great, too, raw but you feel like you're sitting about 50 feet from the stage. Can we get a Dick Pick's style series of Magma live recordings, please?!

jimmy falloff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 12:39 (five years ago) link

Vander's Ganders

jimmy falloff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 8 October 2015 18:14 (five years ago) link

Top's Pops

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Thursday, 8 October 2015 18:29 (five years ago) link

Blasquiz's Mass Kisses (had a bit of trouble with that one)

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Thursday, 8 October 2015 18:30 (five years ago) link

been loving this album from Jacqueline Thibault, wife of Laurent Thibault

chaki (kurt schwitterz), Thursday, 8 October 2015 18:51 (five years ago) link

Stell's Belles

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 October 2015 18:51 (five years ago) link

That Thibault track is very cool.

jimmy falloff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 8 October 2015 19:01 (five years ago) link

FYI they're about to issue a live box, feat remastered of Live/Hhai and the Retrospektiw discs, as well as newer sets. And I'll be getting it.

Dominique, Thursday, 8 October 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

Cool! Hope it's not super-pricy.

jimmy falloff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 8 October 2015 20:01 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

it's out now. anyone got an opinion on how these compare to the originals? heard great things about the new version of "Hhai/Live" at least but I always thought the sound quality on the original was real good, as were the Retrospective discs - amusing that their live recordings sound better than the studio ones

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 November 2015 03:10 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

3 day residency at Cafe Oto in September:

Barnaby, Hardly, Thursday, 7 April 2016 07:34 (five years ago) link

really bummed I had to miss the Chicago show...I happened to be moving that same day

heard they're really on fire this time around. hope a live disc comes out. I mean, what's one more

frogbs, Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:06 (five years ago) link

(xp) Jesus, they'll destroy the place!

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:11 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Hey, this is the thread that got me into Jacqueline Thibault aka Laurence Vanay. Two more Vanay albums being reissued on CD by Lion, all worth checking out. Folk-psych-jazz-rock does nothing to explain it but it's great stuff that's hard to pin down.

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Two-Thirds of Asphyx (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 01:05 (four years ago) link

Also thanks chaki!

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Two-Thirds of Asphyx (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 01:05 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

After 3 intense years traveling the planet, Magma will not be on the road in 2018, except for an exceptional event to be announced in March. Our program is recording a new studio album. Keep posted for some new adventures.

what could this be? Zess or something new?

frogbs, Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:08 (three years ago) link

Oh wow, fingers crossed for studio Zess.

Also, unrelated but can we talk about how gorgeous/hypnotic "Eliphas Levi" from Merci is? Definitely a top 5 Magma track for me, and that includes the album-length epics.

J. Sam, Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:55 (three years ago) link

Side 2 of Merci is so good. I feel like all the complaining about that album is due to "Call From the Dark" and "Do the Music", cuz the rest of it is great - "The Night We Died" is my pick for the most beautiful Magma tune ever

frogbs, Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:52 (three years ago) link

Also unrelated but Magma alumnus Didier Lockwood died recently, he's the guy playing ridiculous jazz-rock violin on "Live-Hhai" - recorded when he was about 17, amazingly.

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:55 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Steve from Wayside music (who is usually in the know on such matters) says it's Zess

I think the band has always said Zess would be their final recorded piece, which I guess is fine...they've been around 50 years now...but still a little sad

(that said, who knows, bands say shit like that all the time)

frogbs, Friday, 16 March 2018 13:19 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

apparently coming out in 2019 for a big 50th anniversary blowout. guessing it'll be a wrap after that.

its kind of disappointing that the band has written so little new music in the last 4 decades though I must admit the concept of them "finishing" pieces decades later is pretty fucking cool. probably my favorite Magma moment was listening to Emehntehtt-Re for the first time and hearing them work "Hhai" in there

frogbs, Saturday, 16 June 2018 21:10 (two years ago) link

Slag Tanz live videos are addictive.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:53 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Might try and get to that. Vander isn't going to carry on forever.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 26 November 2018 22:31 (two years ago) link

yea I can't see them going on too much past 2019 and by all indications they're going to pull out all the stops for Zess, I think this is it

frogbs, Monday, 26 November 2018 23:14 (two years ago) link

It's in my manor I might go along, I saw them the last time they were in London though.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:25 (two years ago) link

pricing plane tickets rn

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:51 (two years ago) link

one month passes...


Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Saturday, 5 January 2019 18:56 (two years ago) link

thank you for making my day

errang (rushomancy), Saturday, 5 January 2019 19:23 (two years ago) link

fantastic... thank you!

visiting, Saturday, 5 January 2019 20:13 (two years ago) link

holy shit just hook it to my veins

this studio version!

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Sunday, 6 January 2019 01:25 (two years ago) link

A thread on nerdy Japanese backroom musicians/producers telegraphing their obsessions via idol culture is overdue imho.

MaresNest, Sunday, 6 January 2019 13:00 (two years ago) link

love that the cover for the single is a takeoff on Flaming Youth's "Ark" album

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:41 (two years ago) link

its like a fever dream

frogbs, Monday, 7 January 2019 14:50 (two years ago) link

lol MaresNest listen to this

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:14 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Trailer for the forthcoming album:

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:01 (two years ago) link

getting the feeling that this is gonna be insanely good

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 13:56 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Who says Vander doesn't have a sense of humour?

Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Monday, 26 August 2019 09:57 (one year ago) link

That film title, though (think 'me want da Benjamins')… Casual racism in the service of post-May 1968 anti-capitalism. Autres temps, autres mœurs, I guess.

pomenitul, Monday, 26 August 2019 10:13 (one year ago) link

looks pretty fantastic actually

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:09 (one year ago) link

we haven't discussed the new album much - I know it's an old piece but still, I think it's as good as K.A. or ER. the orchestra is a really nice touch.

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:55 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

Heads up, there's a fantastic audience recording from Toulouse '72 gone up on D1m3 for those that are interested.

Maresn3st, Saturday, 28 March 2020 22:04 (one year ago) link

holy fucking shit, thank you, i haven't been on dime in ages and never would have seen this. this is amazing, a 15 minute dotz hundin?!? i know of the rare charente tape from the same month that opens with a killer version of "undia", a great tape by a really unusual skeletal lineup, so fantastic to have more, all hail the liberators

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:00 (one year ago) link


i had no fucking idea dotz hundin was ever performed outside that one time

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:06 (one year ago) link

Seems there was a big upheaval in the ranks at the end of last year - long-serving bass genius Philippe Bussonnet has been replaced with Jannick Top's son (!) and the vibes player is gone too. Several new singers have swelled the ranks though, although of course it's all on hold for a while now along with everything else.

i was joking about the cat soup thing (Matt #2), Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:41 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Be aware this is two years out of date now and it's all changed again.

dominance and transmission (Matt #2), Saturday, 6 June 2020 16:32 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Stella did some cute stuff pre-Magma

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Friday, 3 July 2020 14:50 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 03:48 (three weeks ago) link

Fair deal

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:01 (one week ago) link

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