o∞19691024 Amougies 19700801 Festival d Aix-en-Provence 19760619 Festival de Louveciennes 19771119 Fête du nouveau populaire de Paris 19790505 Fête du 0 de conduite (Lannion) 19810610 Fête du temps libre (Place de la république) 198109 Festival indigène 52° Biennale de Venise AC/DC 1976 AC/DC 1981 * Aksak Maboul Alain Bashung Alan Stivell Albert Marcoeur Alkan Andy Warhol Ange Angelo Branduardi Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker Archie Shepp Areski/Fontaine Art Bears B Movie Beat Generation Beatles Story Bejart Bill Deraime Blue Oyster Cult Bob Dylan Boot/Live Brian Eno Bridget Riley Buzzcocks Can Captain Beefheart Caravan Carla Bley Catherine Ribeiro Charlélie Couture Chelsea Ciment (Heiner Müller) CocoRosie Colin Stetson Colosseum Crium Delirium CSN Dagmar Krause Dan ar Bras 1979 * Dan Ar Bras 1981 Dan Ar Bras 1982 Daniel Humair Danser sa vie Dark Star David Byrne David Crosby Doc Watson Documenta documenta  8 documenta 13 documenta 14 Dogs Donovan Dr Feelgood Earl Okin Edward Primrose Einstürzende Neubauten Eric Dolphy Faust Faust I et II (Robert Wilson) Festival d Automne 1980/82 Festival Elixir 1 (19790714 Irvillac) Festival Elixir 2 (19800816 Plouneour-Trez) Festival Elixir 3 (19810711 Plomodiern) Festival Elixir 4 (19820717 Saint Pabu) Festivals Elixir Festivals Elixir suite Fête de l Huma 19800913 Fête de l Huma 20120915 Films Festival d Aix-en-Provence 1970 Florian Hecker Fred Frith Frida Kahlo (Lupe Velez) Gary Wright Gentle Giant Gershwin Glenn Branca 1988 Glenn Branca 2013 Glenn Branca 2015 * Gong * Gong 1971 Gong 1973 Gong 1974 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead * Haco Harold Budd Hatfield and the North Henry Cow Ianis Xenakis Incredible String Band Indoor life Ironing Board Sam Jacques Higelin James Bowman japrocksampler Jazz Jean-Claude Gallotta Jean-Luc Ponty Jean-Michel Basquiat Jeanne Added Jefferson Airplane Jenny Hval Jo Lemaire John Cage John Cale John Coltrane John Greaves John Lennon John Renbourn John Zorn Johnny Winter Jon Auer Juan Carmona Habichuela nieto Julie Ferrier Julos Beaucarne Keith Haring Kevin Ayers 1971 Kevin Ayers 1972 * Kim Gordon King Crimson L Esplanade (Lille Fairgrounds) L homme à tête de chou L oreille oubliée La Monte Young La Rotonde (Faches Thumesnil) La Salle Industrielle (Lille) La Salle Roger Sallengro (Lille) La Volupté Numérique Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson et Lou Reed Le Bataclan (Paris) Le Cinéma Le Capitole (Lille) Le Mal court (Jacques Audiberti) Le Mery Le Palais des Sports (Lille) Le Palais Rameau (Lille) Le Quatuor Le Retour (Harold Pinter) Le Roi se meurt (Ionesco) Leonard Cohen Les années POP (1956-1968) Les Bas-fonds (Maxime Gorki) Les Nus Lili Fisher Lille 2004 Linder Liverpool 2008 Liverpool 2010 Lou Reed Lounge Lizard Loupideloupe Ludus Luis de Luis Magazine Magma * Magma 1976 Magma 1981 Magma 2009 Malicorne Mama BEA Tekielski Marc Seberg Marquis de Sade Matching Mole Matthew Barney Maxime Le Forestier Merzbow Michael Levinas Michael Nyman Michel Portal Mike Heron Mike Oldfield Miles Davis Moondog Moriarty Morton Feldman National Health Neil Young * Neil Young 2008 New York Extravaganza Nico Nouvelle Biennale de Paris 1985 Parov Stelar Band Patti Smith Paul Haig Paul McCartney Pegi young PERRO Pete Brown Pete Doherty 2010 * Pete Doherty 2012 Peter Frampton Peter Gabriel Peter Hammill Père Ubu Philippe Deschepper Pink Floyd * Pink Floyd 1970 Pink Floyd 1972 Pipiloti Rist Presence Panchounette Psychic TV Psy[k]é/Off the Wall Quicksilver Messenger Service Rainbow Rallizes Denudes Raymond Devos Return To the Forbidden Planet Rhys Chatham 2005 * Rhys Chatham 2010 Robert Charlebois Robert Fripp Robert Wood Robert Wyatt Rock and Roll 39-59 Roland Becker Rory Gallagher 1976 * Rory Gallagher 1980 Rubberworks Museum Sachiko M Sax Pustuls Scorpions Scott Taylor Serge Gainsbourg Shakti Simples Minds Slapp Happy SMJ Snakefinger Soft Machine Sonic Youth Sore Throat Spheres d Influence Spirit Splendid s (Jean Genet) Status Quo Stefan Grossman Stephan Eicher Stephen Stills Steve Hillage Steve Reich Sugar Blue Sun Ra Supertramp Syd Barrett Taj Mahal Travellers Takis Taku Sugimoto Talking Heads Tania Mouraud Ted Nugent Téléphone The Beatles * The Beatles 1969 The Beatles Liverpool The Beatles Show The Boomtown Rats The Clash The Dream Syndicate The Honeymoon Killers The London Dungeon The Old Woman (Robert Wilson) The present day composers refuse to die... The Residents * The Residents 1986 The Residents 1989 The Residents 2017 The Rolling Stones The Saints The Stranglers The Velvet Underground Theatre des Amandiers Théâtre de l Atelier Third Ear Band Throbbing Gristle Tony Oursler Tuxedomoon 1981 Tuxedomoon 2003 * Unfinished Music Van der Graaf Generator Veronique Vincent et Aksak Maboul Von hier aus WC3 Yes Yoko Ono Zappa * Zappa 1968 Zappa 1970 Zappa 1978 Zappa 1982

Enregistrements

Magma

p:606/500/1...D/16

Discographie / Discography

Magma

Mes Matérialisés

1970MagmaMagmaPhilips6395 001/0022xLP
1971Magma1.001° CentigradesPhilips6397 031LP
1973MagmaMekanïk Destruktïw KommandöhVertigo6499.729, 6499 729LP
1976MagmaÜdü ?üdüUtopiaFPL1-7332LP
1989MagmaMekanïk KommandöhSeventh RecordsREX VI ?CD
1992MagmaRetrospektïw IIISeventh RecordsREX XVCD
2009MagmaËmëhntëhtt-RéSeventh RecordsA XXXV, A35CD
2015MagmaFlöë Ëssi / ËktahSeventh RecordsJV 455700737

Mes Autres

1970MagmaKobaiaM16010
1973MagmaMekanik Destruktiw KommandohM1607
1975MagmaAkt4 Theatredutaur Toulouse1975M1604
1981MagmaAkt5 Bobino1981M1608
2000MagmaTrilogie Au Trianon 1 Theusz HammtaahkM1609
2000MagmaTrilogie Au Trianon 2 Wurdah ItahM16012
2000MagmaTrilogie Au Trianon 3 Mekanik Destrukiw KommandohM1609
2004MagmaK.aM1603

Allées X Venues

Magma

Magma On Tour 1976 - a

155D1976-01-16Théâtre ChaillotParisFranceA
160D1976-01-16Théâtre ChaillotParisFranceA
1901976-01-25LilleFranceA01
200X1976-01-29Salle Roger SalengroLilleFranceA
2401976-02-12Théâtre De L AlhambraBordeauxFranceA01
3051976-03-02Cinema OperaReimsFranceA01

1981

601981-00-00Marseille DemoMarseilleFranceA01
4D1981-07-28Le Grand EchiquierParisFranceA
3D1981-07-28Parc Des ExpositionsLa RochelleFranceA
6X1981-08-02Salle RobienSaint BrieucFranceA

40 ans d evolution

602009-02-12Casino De ParisParisFranceA01
802009-02-13Casino De ParisParisFranceA01
1102009-02-28L Autre CanalTokyoJapanA01
1602009-04-18IstresFranceA01
1702009-04-29TransbordeurVilleurbanneFranceA01
2252009-05-27ShibuyaTokyoJapanA01
2452009-06-06Le TritonParisFranceA01
3402009-09-20Rock In OppositionCarmauxFranceA01
3602009-10-06BarbicanLondonEnglandA01
3802009-10-09BaselSwitzerlandA01
500X2009-12-05AlhambraParisFranceA
5202009-12-06AlhambraParisFranceA01

Enregistrements

(190/1) Magma, 1976-01-25, Lille, France

Audio/Flac, ?/?, (?)

016190001F016190001B
Notes

MAGMA
01-25-1976
Lille, France

Lineage: second generation fm cassette from R.S. > cdr > eac > flac8

not perfect, this is a rare, good sounding fm from 1976 (broadcast 1-26-76 on french radio).
there is a splice in Theusz Hamtaahk at 23:43 and a cut at the end of Ptah ......


This is not the complete show, if you have more, feel free to seed it here!

CD1
1. fm intro > Emehnteht Rê (06:39)
2. Hhai (14:05)
3. fm comments (00:56)
4. Theusz Hamtaahk (33:27)

CD2
5. Ptah (22:36)
6: interview (13:46)


Line up:
C & S Vander, Blasquiz, Federow, Paganotti, Gauthier, Widemann, Lockwood


do not encode to MP3, do not sell, enjoy!

(240/1) Magma, 1976-02-12, Théâtre De L Alhambra, Bordeaux, France

Audio/FLAC, ?/?, (?)

Notes

(TomP) REMASTER

MAGMA
Alhambra, Bordeaux, France
1976-02-12 AUD
-------------------

Source: Dime post by 'olvator' - thanks for the post and encouragement for this !!
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=155526

Lineage: master > CDR > flac

Contrast Clause:
Olvator has since re-seeded here...
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=238881
...and again has approved posting this remaster

Changes made (Nero 7):
Cross-mixed disk 1 (76:24), disk 2 (79:21)
- more bass, instruments & voices clearer, more background ambience
- stereo balance improved and noise (including hum) reduced
Cut inter-track silences
Merged tracks, edited and re-tracked to smooth out track transitions
Increased volume of d1tr01 & 03 by +2dB to match d1tr02, d2tr01 +1dB to match d2tr02
Small left or right channel volume reduction of 2-5% to perfect stereo balance
Applied gentle EQ, +1dB bass and +3dB treble on disk 1 only, disk 2 didn't need it

and many months later using Nero 8:
Phase correction of complete tracks and short variations within tracks
Corrected hundreds of short volume variations within tracks


Quality: I'd give it an A+ now (EX is reserved for official CD quality only)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

d1tr01 Ementeth-Re (06.14)
d1tr02 Hhai (11.11)
d1tr03 Theusz Hamtaahk (32.24)

d2tr01 Ptah (20.18) *
d2tr02 Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (43.02)


I just love this particular era of Magma, especially with Top / Pagnotti and Lockwood, and whilst the original sounding very good, substantial changes (details above) made it sound even better for my own listening enjoyment...

...Hope you like as much as I do !!

Original Notes (olvator)
--------------------------

Fantastic audience recording. Very clean, everything clearly audible. There seems to be some minor hiss and distortion during MDK, but all in all one of the best audience tapes I have heard from Magma. The show itself is very good. Due to microphone problems, CV is not singing on Hhai. He starts twice, but then gives up and the band jams into the piece.

I believe this recording has not been circulated for too long. Nice find!

Enjoy!

brought to you by olvator 6/2007

(305/1) Magma, 1976-03-02, Cinema Opera, Reims, France

Audio/MP3, ?/?, (?)

016305001F
Notes

CONCERT A L'OPERA DE REIMS

1976-03-02

Ref. : Harmonia Mundi HMCD57 / Akt IX

CD I
1. De futura (24:32)
2. Sons et chorus de batterie (26:38)
Duree totale : 51:11

CD II
1. Kohntarkosz (33:31)
2. Theusz Hamtaahk (33:34)
Duree totale : 67:06

CD III
1. Mekanik destruktiw kommandoh (42:29)
Duree totale : 42:29

(60/1) Magma, 1981-00-00, Marseille Demo, Marseille, France

Audio/mp3, /, ()

562060001f562060001b
Notes

Magma – Marseille Demo 1981

1981, France

Christian Parle - 0:31
Love In The Darkness - 6:37
You - 3:00
Le Ballet Egyptien, Ehn Deiss - 4:23
Another Day - 5:11
Inedit (Zess) - 1:40
Liriik Necronomicus Kanht (Zess) - 1:25
Do The Music - 2:06
Titilbom - 0:42


This is infact a home demo of songs that Christian Vander composed at home at the piano, you can hear (i think it is) Stella and Julia sing a little and talk in the background, this is a very intresting demo, unknown date, sound quality is ok.

(60/1) Magma, 2009-02-12, Casino De Paris, Paris, France

Audio/FLAC, Dime/, (200912)

Notes

magma
2009-02-12
paris (F)
casino de paris

audience recording by issehn
source
sony ECM MS 957 ->edirol09
transfer by issehn
lineage cdr-> EAC->wav->flac(8)
i did not alter anything .. this is how issehn gave it to me


01 untitled new piece (aborted)
02 untitled new piece
03 Felicite Thosz
04 Emehnteth Re
05 De Futura
06 -encore noise-
07 Ballade

from magmasystems report on the paris run ....

"In a portent of things to come, Magma also had technical issues at the start. They opened the concert with a brand new piece, only to have Bussonet’s amplifier shut off after the first few chords. Vander signaled for the band to stop, and Bussonet took a few minutes to rectify the situation.
The first piece is unnamed as of now. To my ears, it sounds as if Christian Vander has been listening to a lot of Steve Reich. Two main themes play off of each other in this composition. First, there is a Reich-like ostinato pattern that is played by the vibes, guitar,and electric piano. This is overlaid by a more Magma-like vocal line that is sung by Herve Aknin, the new vocalist who recently replaced Antoine Paganotti. As these two themes move in and out of phase, the drums and bass punctuate the music with a series of intermittent crashes. This goes on for about ten minutes, building up to a climax.

The second piece was a real snoozer for me. It is a 25 minute piece named Felicite Thosz, and is reminiscent of the vocal-intensive Magma offshoot called Offering. To my ears, it sounded like a combination of Magma playing Christmas songs with Magma doing a mouthwash commercial. There were lots of vocal solos and harmonies and sleigh bells … and for me, a reason to catch up on my sleep. A bit of promise in the last section with a Russian-dance theme, ala Wurdah Itah, but no real punch. Polite applause from the audience at the end.

The third piece was Emehnteht-Re, which is third piece of the Magma trilogy that includes Kohntarkosz and Theusz Hamtaahk. It is an hour-long piece that unites several of Magma’s previously-recorded themes. I first saw Magma perform this piece in Brooklyn at Club Europa in June of 2007. Since then, Vander has reworked the piece in various minor ways. The piece now seems more coherent to me. The piece starts out with Rinde from the Attahk album, transitioning into Hhai, transitioning into Zombies, and ending with a dirge that represents the funeral of an Egyptian king.
The Zombies section is supposed to be the atom bomb in the piece. About 10 minutes of unadulterated Zeuhl madness, and is supposed to be the centerpiece for Vander’s remarkable drumming. For the first night, Vander seemed rather subdued. I am not sure if it is his age catching up to him or the tendonitis that has been bothering him for the past few years.

E-R was followed by the cacophonous De Futura. This is a Jannick Top composition that appeared on the Magma album, Udu Wudu, in 1976.
When it was recorded, it was a sparse but rhythmically driven piece that only included bass, drums, occasional synthesizer, and growling vocals. However, for the 3 concerts, it was played by the total combined forces of Magma and Infernal Machina. 15 people on the stage,including 3 drummers, two guitars, two basses, two pianists, and 5 vocalists. All I can say is “What a mess!” ........... The performance of De Futura was extremely sloppy, as confirmed by a lot of the opinions I heard the next day at lunch.

As an encore, Magma finished with Ballade, which is Vander’s moving tribute to his idol, John Coltrane. A beautiful piece with lots of rich harmonies, and featuring Vander doing his famous scat-singing in Kobaian.

thank you magmasystems..

uploaded to dime by hanwaker 2009-03

(80/1) Magma, 2009-02-13, Casino De Paris, Paris, France

Audio/FLAC, Dime/, (200912)

Notes

Magma
Le Casino de Paris
Paris, France
February 13, 2009

Source:
Audience Master

Lineage:
Sony Mini Disc Walkman MZ n707 Type-R- Microphone -> Yamaha CD Recorder CDR-HD 1500 -> Winamp FLAC plugin

Tracks:
1) Unknown new piece
2) Felicite Thosz
3) Emehnteth Re
4) De Futura
5) Applause
6) Ballade

Taper:
For various very good reasons, the taper wishes to remain unknown.


Here is a review of the concert:

I arrived in Paris at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 11 2009 for 3 concerts given by my favorite group of all time, Magma. The concerts were in celebration of their 40th anniversary as a group (even though they had their 35th anniversary concerts in 2005). The concerts were to take place at Le Casino de Paris, a theater in the 9th Arrondissement, which is a section of Paris more known for its sex shops than anything else.

In addition to Magma, the opening act for all three nights was Jannick Top’s Infernal Machina. Top was the bassist for Magma during their glory years of 1973 and 1974 (and also, 1976), and is a personal hero of mine. His new album, also called Infernal Machina, is a throwback to the glory days of Magma, and to tell you the truth, I wanted to see Jannick just as much as I wanted to see Magma.

After taking the RER B train from the airport to Gare de Nord, and taking the number 2 train to the Pigalle stop, I managed to find my hotel. I used my time-honored technique of sleeping for a few hours immediately after arriving in Europe so that I would have energy for the night’s festivities. I picked a 3-star hotel that I found on Expedia that was only about a ten minute walk from Le Casino. Typical 3-star Paris hotel … clean, sparse (not even a clock in the room), and cable TV.

That night, there was a pre-festivities dinner at a Southwestern French restaurant that was organized by Yann Richard (yannzeuhlwortz).
Besides Yann and me, in attendance that night were photographer Fabrice Journo (Riah), Fanny Layani (A-Fiieh) and Muriel Huster (a photographer who is not on the Magma forum). Later, we were joined by Marcello and Tathiane, two Brazilian Magma fans who live in Los Angeles, and whom I met in 2007 in Nancy, France.

Thankfully, between the courses of escargot and Magret de Canard, everyone mostly spoke English to me, and thus spared me the pain of inflicting my self-taught French upon the fair people of Paris.

Yann had a friend who had seen Magma two weeks before in Toulouse. Yann relayed to me a mini-review that his friend had given. The review consisted of the single sentence “Magma is Dead, Long Live Magma.” This review turned out to be very prophetic.

Then I was told that Magma was supposed to play the same exact set every night, and they had no special guests scheduled. Fuck!!!! I thought that, for their 40th anniversary, they would trot out some of their masterpieces. But, this was going to be 3 nights of new or unrecorded compositions.

Everyone had planned to meet up at the brasserie across the street from Le Casino at 5:00 PM the next day. I spent most of Thursday sleeping, as I went to sleep around 4 in the morning. At 5:00, a small contingent of Magma fans had started to gather at the brasserie. I met my old pal Robert Guillerault from Bordeaux, who runs the Magma Web Pressbook. Robert speaks no English and I cannot understand his spoken French, so we spent a half hour gesturing wildly in the air. We were soon joined by some of the other Zeuhl Kombattahnts that I only knew from the French Magma forums. Fabrice, Yann, Fanny, and Muriel soon arrived. Marino (hpl) came from Venice, and brought me
some DVDs of some live shows. Maxence (Zwenskaia) from Montpelier came by, as well as photographer-supreme Madi, Francis Lecointe (who has graciously bought the tickets for me), old friend Fabrice Bellearbe (Barfix), ace photographer Marco Tchamp, Roman (Peaudhorse), and more. Magma themselves came by for their pre-concert drinks. Robert introduced me to Magma bassist Philippe Bussonet, who seemed thoroughly unimpressed that I came from New York to see them. I also got to shake hands with Stella Vander and Herve Aknin. I usually try to avoid contact with bands that I like; I am a firm believer in the old adage “Never meet your heroes because you will inevitably
be disappointed.”

At 7:30, we all staggered across the street to the venue. Inside, I met old friend Gaeten Villard (Zess), and I finally met British magma fanatics Steve Ashworth and Steve Davis. Steve Davis has one of the few English websites devoted to Magma. Steve is well-known in England for his exploits in the world of Snookers, which is much like the American game of Pool. In fact, he was 6 or 7-time world snookers champion, and now, devotes a substantial amount of his time playing professional poker. Steve also brought the Magma offshoot group, Offering, to the UK in the mid 1980’s. Steve and I have been corresponding at infrequent intervals over the years, so it was great to put a face to the name. Both Steves had brought their girlfriends to the Magma show, which I thought was a very dicey proposition.

The seats in Le Casino were uncomfortable, to say the least. The amount of space between the rows of seats was designed for little Frenchmen, not for big Americans.

At about 8:15, the first group, Jannick Top’s Infernal Machina, came on. The group consisted of two drummers (one playing a large Japanese Koto drum), bass, guitar, electric piano, and two vocalists. One of the vocalists was Klaus Blasquiz, who was Magma’s vocalist during the glory years. The other vocalist was a tall, blond woman who was the subject of much conversation over the next three days.

After a soft opening section of cello and percussion, Top’s band ripped into the full force of the composition. Most of the hour-long piece consisted of the group jamming out on various old Magma themes, including parts of MDK, Kohntarkosz (the ending section), and De Futura. I loved it.

There were various issues with the sound system on the first night. From where we were sitting in the third row of the mezzanine, the sound was too muddy. Luckily, over the next two nights, the sound improved a great deal.

In a portent of things to come, Magma also had technical issues at the start. They opened the concert with a brand new piece, only to have Bussonet’s amplifier shut off after the first few chords. Vander signaled for the band to stop, and Bussonet took a few minutes to rectify the situation.

The first piece is unnamed as of now. To my ears, it sounds as if Christian Vander has been listening to a lot of Steve Reich. Two main themes play off of each other in this composition. First, there is a Reich-like ostinato pattern that is played by the vibes, guitar, and electric piano. This is overlaid by a more Magma-like vocal line that is sung by Herve Aknin, the new vocalist who recently replaced Antoine Paganotti. As these two themes move in and out of phase, the drums and bass punctuate the music with a series of intermittent crashes. This goes on for about ten minutes, building up to a climax.

The second piece was a real snoozer for me. It is a 25 minute piece named Felicite Thosz, and is reminiscent of the vocal-intensive Magma offshoot called Offering. To my ears, it sounded like a combination of Magma playing Christmas songs with Magma doing a mouthwash commercial. There were lots of vocal solos and harmonies and sleigh bells … and for me, a reason to catch up on my sleep. A bit of promise in the last section with a Russian-dance theme, ala Wurdah Itah, but no real punch. Polite applause from the audience at the end.

The third piece was Emehnteht-Re, which is third piece of the Magma trilogy that includes Kohntarkosz and Theusz Hamtaahk. It is an hour-long piece that unites several of Magma’s previously-recorded themes. I first saw Magma perform this piece in Brooklyn at Club Europa in June of 2007. Since then, Vander has reworked the piece in various minor ways. The piece now seems more coherent to me. The piece starts out with Rinde from the Attahk album, transitioning into Hhai, transitioning into Zombies, and ending with a dirge that represents the funeral of an Egyptian king.

The Zombies section is supposed to be the atom bomb in the piece. About 10 minutes of unadulterated Zeuhl madness, and is supposed to be the centerpiece for Vander’s remarkable drumming. For the first night, Vander seemed rather subdued. I am not sure if it is his age catching up to him or the tendonitis that has been bothering him for the past few years.

E-R was followed by the cacophonous De Futura. This is a Jannick Top composition that appeared on the Magma album, Udu Wudu, in 1976.
When it was recorded, it was a sparse but rhythmically driven piece that only included bass, drums, occasional synthesizer, and growling vocals. However, for the 3 concerts, it was played by the total combined forces of Magma and Infernal Machina. 15 people on the stage, including 3 drummers, two guitars, two basses, two pianists, and 5 vocalists. All I can say is “What a mess!” Remember the blond vocalist from Infernal Machina? The running joke during the 3 nights of the show was “What will she be wearing during De Futura?” Each night, she seemed to come out with less and less clothes on, and during the afternoon, she must have been shopping for her next costume at the shops next to the Moulon Rouge. The performance of De Futura was extremely sloppy, as confirmed by a lot of the opinions I heard the next day at lunch.

As an encore, Magma finished with Ballade, which is Vander’s moving tribute to his idol, John Coltrane. A beautiful piece with lots of rich harmonies, and featuring Vander doing his famous scat-singing in Kobaian.

After the concert, a lot of the Magma fans gravitated to another brasserie that was a few blocks up from the concert hall. This was to be a nightly occurrence that kept me out until 2:00 AM. I spent most of the time with the only other native English speakers, Steve Davis and his girlfriend, Jeannie, talking about Magma, snookers, and poker. You can actually watch videos on YouTube of Steve playing snookers at the various stages of his career. Steve was also able to satisfy some of my curiosity about the Women’s Pro Pool circuit in the US.

The next day, we had a wonderful Zeuhl lunch at Le Triton, a jazz club in Paris that Magma has played in many times. The talk around the table was about the collective disappointment of the previous night’s concert. There was consensus about the lack of “punch” in the songs and about the poor sound quality. If you ever find yourself in Paris to see a show at Le Triton, I hardily recommend eating there before the show … the food does not disappoint.

After a brief siesta, it was back to the brasserie for some beers, and onto the show. Friday night’s concert was noticeably better. The word must have gotten to the bands about the poor performance on Thursday, and there were great improvements in the sound and in the quality of playing. It was the same set list, but it seemed that Infernal Machina really jammed out on the De Futura-sounding section, and Magma did the same on the Zombies section of E-R. And, the blond vocalist did not disappoint, as she seemed to outdo her previous night’s antics. Would someone tell Jannick that her presence on stage seriously detracts from his music!

I also met some other fans from the French Magma forum. People like Eric (RI Kobaia), Maahnt (name unknown), Bruno (Nohb), Fatcat (name unknown), JC Alluin, Allain Julliac (Chicago), Bernard (Wurd), and others. I was surprised to see Steve Ashworth’s girlfriend return for the last two nights, as she did not seem happy after the first night. Marcello and Tathiane were so bummed out by Thursday night’s performance that they did not attend on Friday.

The next day, Guy and Bernadette Mas organized a nice lunch across the street from Les Halles. Lots of wine, laughter, broken French and broken English. Fanny and Fab Journo could not attend the show on Saturday, so we said goodbye to them.

At the pre-concert meet-up, I had the chance to meet and talk to Klaus Blasquiz, who is friends with Marcello and Tathianne. Very nice guy and speaks impeccable English. I did not have the nerve to ask Klaus about all of the old Magma tapes that he has stored in his basement. (He was Magma’s archivist during the early years, and I cannot imagine the riches that he has hidden away.)

At the bar, we ran into Offering’s old drummer, Jean-Claud Buire. He must have been drinking for the entire day. He sat behind us during the first half of the show on Saturday night, and made a total ass of himself, shouting, hissing and whooping every few seconds. I had to restrain myself from throwing him off of the balcony … I might have if I had been able to move my knees (if you recall, my knees felt like they were in a vice because of the little amount of room between the rows of seats).

Saturday night’s show might have been the best. Even the super-group that played De Futura seemed to be in sync. I congratulate Jon Grandcamp, the drummer for Infernal Machina, for having so much restraint and letting Vander do most of the drumming.

After the show on Saturday night, we tried to go to the usual brasserie again, but for some reason, it was closed, as were some of the other brasseries around. New York City still retains the title of the “City that Never Sleeps”. I said my goodbyes to Madi and Maxence, and even said goodbye to Jean-Claude Buire, who had stumbled into the only open bar in town.

Why did I go to Paris for these three days? Christian Vander is 61 years old, and Magma won’t be around forever. I need to be able to see Magma while Vander is still able to play. For me, it’s like being able to see the last days of Michael Jordan or Babe Ruth. But the biggest reason for me to have gone to Paris was to see all of the great friends that I have made through Magma, and those are the memories that I like to keep.

©2009 Marc Adler - All Rights Reserved.

(110/1) Magma, 2009-02-28, L Autre Canal, Tokyo, Japan

Audio/FLAC, Dime/, (200912)

Notes

yes i know ......some of you are downloading the third version of this..

but let me tell you..this is the ONE...
it's a labour of a tapers love to magma

WHY ?
because..

1.) i was not satisfied with my own recording despite using top gear equipment
2.) i was not convinced the juhab1's aiwa mic recording was good enough either

you can listen to seperate recordings of the single sources

--1st mp3 sample--kobaia

the high ends and percussion parts are represented very fine in the aiwa recording
but
the missing parts of low ends and mid-range come in thru the dpa mics..
to me it just sounded perfect !
or am i overwhelmed with this result ?

--2nd mp3 sample--kobaia

#####################################################################
1st source

audience recording by hanwaker
recorded center on balcony
same spot as my 2007 recordings from this venue

DPA 4061 > MPS 6020 > Edirol R09 16-44
sd card->hd-> audacity to change some levels and correct channel volume->wav-> cd wave-> flac(8)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2nd source

same spot as my 2007 recordings from this venue digital audience master, recorded from center on balcony
lineage: aiwa-cm-ds6 > zoom h2 > sd-card > harddisc > wave editor > flac
......................................................................................................................................................
matrix-ed-->by hanwaker
in audacity...03-2009
.....................................................................................................

FINALLY the SHOW

magma
2009-02-28
"l'autre canal"
nancy, france

01 Unknown new piece
02 Felicite Thosz
03 Emehnteth Re
04 Kobaia *
05 Ballade

*klaus blasquiz on vocals

you can burn to 3 cds to keep with the flow of the show or you put anything but E-R on the first cd
i like to thank my best taping buddy juhab1 for all the help he puts into my recording...i sure did the same for him.. we are just the evertaping team
there are other masters done with sony micros and edirols..which have not been used in this matrix-
a hanwaker matrix project uploaded to dime 2009-03


(160/1) Magma, 2009-04-18, Istres, France

Audio/FLAC, Dime/, (200912)

Notes

-- MAGMA --

ISTRES, France
L'Usine
18 apr 2009

01 untitled (11:06)
02 Félicité Thosz (32:58)
03 Emëhntëht-Rê (52:55)
04 Intro (4:56)
05 Kobaïa (11:28)
06 applause (6:35)

Total : 2h

Christian Vander : drums, vocals
Stella Vander : vocals, synth, percussions
James McGaw : guitar
Philippe Bussonet : bass
Benoît Alziary : keyboards
Bruno Ruder : vibraphone, synth
Isabelle Feuillebois : vocals, percussions
Hervé Aknin : vocals, percussions

Recorded by SM (no changes made, except -4dB. on track 01).

AUD > Zoom H2 (binaural electret mics) > wav (16bits/44kHz) > flac
Uploaded by Uncle Meat, 2009.

http://zeuhlmusic.blogspot.com/

(170/1) Magma, 2009-04-29, Transbordeur, Villeurbanne, France

Audio/FLAC, Dime/, (200912)

Notes

Magma - 2009.04.29 - Villeurbanne

Magma
Transbordeur, Villeurbanne
29 avril 2009

AUDIO
—————–
(Setlist incomplete, help needed, please)

Cd 1 :
Tracks 1 à 3
1. Untitled unfinished work in progress (13'04)
2. (Felicitätos ?) (31'43)
3. (31'50)

Cd 2 :
Tracks 4 à 9
4. (20'39)
5. Applause (3'41)
6. Présentation des musiciens par Christian Vander (3'13)
7. Kobaïa (12'09)
8. Applause (4'16)
9. (12'14)

LINE UP
------
Christian Vander : Batterie, chant
Stella Vander : Chant, tambourin et autres percussions
James McGaw: Guitare
Philippe Bussonet : Basse
Benoît Alziary : Claviers
Bruno Ruder : Piano
Isabelle Feuillebois : Chant
Hervé Aknin : Chant

GENERATION
—————–
.WAV[24bits/48kHz] > .FLAC Lvl.8[24bits/48kHz]

SOURCE
—————–
Church Audio CA-11 Cardioids > CA-9100 PreAmp > Edirol R-09

TRANSFER
—————–
USB > CDWave 1.96.1 > Trader’s Little Helper

NOTES
—————–
Enregistré en milieu de salle, MON PREMIER MASTER !!! (grands mercis aux proprios du matos, Amande et Julien, merci pour tout !)
Quelques claps logiques mais dans l'ensemble c'est plutôt réussi (en tous cas, moi ça me convient j'en suis content - fier ? oui aussi un peu, forcément).
Tout le boulot de transfert a été effectué de main de maître par Julien

Première partie, Buridane, qui sera diffusé s'il y a de l'intérêt pour la dame (gratte sèche pas désagréable)

Voilà, enjoy !
flo

Upped en 1ère exclusivité sur le tracker lossless le 1.V.2009


(225/1) Magma, 2009-05-27, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Audio/FLAC, Dime/, (200912)

Notes

"MAGMA 40th Anniversary Tour In Japan"

MAGMA - 2009.05.27 - Live at Shibuya O-EAST, Tokyo, Japan

Member :
Christian Vander (drums,vo)
Stella Vander (vo,percussion)
Isabelle Feuillebois (vo)
Herve Aknin (vo)
Bruno Ruder (piano, clavier)
Benoit Alziary (vibraphone, piano)
James Mac Gaw (guitar)
Philippe Bussonnet (bass)

Setlist :
1. Wohst Klahmeuhn
2. Felicite Thosz
3. Emehnteht-Re (Part 1)
4. Emehnteht-Re (Part 2)
5. Kobaia
6. Ballade

Comment :
This is a first night in Tokyo from their fourth Japan Tour.
Wohst Klahmeuhn and Felicite Thosz were performed by medley.
Because the performance time is long, Emehnteht-Re is divided into part 1 and 2.
The applause after the performance is cut.
The artwork is based on "Kanagawa Oki Nai Ura" by KATSUSHIKA Hokusai.


(245/1) Magma, 2009-06-06, Le Triton, Paris, France

Audio/Flac, /, ()

Notes

Magma
2009.06.06
Live at Le Triton, Paris, France

This concert was taped by our friend on DIME, Mr. Maahnt. It was made available to me to share with
you. The sound quality is excellent.


Equipment
---------
Sony mz-nh 700 with Sony ECM 719 stereo mics


Setlist
--------------------------------
1. JP Vivante - Introduction
2. Wohst Klahmeuhn (Slag Tanz)
3. Felicite Thosz
4. Talking
6. Emehnteht-Re
6. Presentation of the Band
7. Ballade

Musicians
--------------------------
Christian Vander (drums, vocals)
Stella Vander (vocals, percussion)
Isabelle Feuillebois (vocals)
Herve Aknin (vocals)
Bruno Ruder (keyboards)
Benoit Alziary (vibraphone, piano)
James Mac Gaw (guitar)
Philippe Bussonnet (bass)


(340/1) Magma, 2009-09-20, Rock In Opposition, Carmaux, France

Audio/FLAC, Dime/juhab1, (2009-12)

Notes


Magma
Rock In Opposition Festival
2009-09-20 "Cap Decouverte" Carmaux, France

digital audience, recorded from the "sweet spot" above the soundboard.
this recording is really clear in quiet moments, but during the louder portions, it does not sound that great like other recordings from the festival ...

lineage: aiwa cm-ds6 > zoom h2 > sd-card > harddisc > nero wave editor (+2-3dbA) > wave editor (tracking) > flac

torrent includes some pictures of the shows

time: 112:32

01. slag tanz (10:50)
02. felicite thosz (29:33)
03. applause (0:58)
04. emehnteht-re (52:11)
05. applause/band intro (5:18)
06. kobaia (11:14)
07. applause (2:25)

line up:
christian vander (drums, vocals)
stella vander (vocals, percussion)
isabelle feuillebois (vocals)
herve aknin (vocals)
bruno ruder (keyboards)
benoit alziary (vibraphone, piano)
james mac gaw (guitar)
philippe bussonnet (bass)

recording, transfer & upload 9/2009 juhab1
do not encode to lossy format, do not sell, enjoy

(360/1) Magma, 2009-10-06, Barbican, London, England

Audio/FLAC, Dime/SA, (2009-12)

Notes

Magma - London, Barbican. 06 October 2009

"Celestial Mass"

Audience Master/FLAC
Sound: Very Good
Location: Row 8, Slightly to the left - about 3 meters from the front of the stage. Superb!

Source: Sony ECM-719 mic > Edirol R-09HR (44.1 Wav, 16 bit, Low Cut - off, Limiter - off, mic gain - Low, plug in power - on) > Adobe Audition > TLH > FLACS > Zip > You.

Set list:
Disc 1 - 39:34
1) Slag Tanz 12:11
2) Felicite Thosz 27:20
Disc 2 - 57:03
3) E-R 43:46
4) Band introductions 1:45
5) Kobaia (Encore) 11:29

Line Up: -
Christian vander - Drums, Vocals
Stella Linon - Vocals & Percussion
Isabelle Feuillebois - Vocals & Percussion
Herve Aknin - Vocals & Percussion
Bruno Ruder - Fender Rhodes
Benoit Alziary - vibraphone
James MacGraw - Guitar
Phillippe Bussonnet - Bass

With: Chrome Hoof & JP Massiera.

Recorded by SA
Enjoy! Don't sell.

A Genuine Space Rock Preservation Society Master Stereo Recording. SRPS CD116/7


(380/1) Magma, 2009-10-09, Basel, Switzerland

Audio/FLAC, Dime/hanwaker, (2009-12)

Notes

magma
2009-10-09
basel (CH)
grand casino

korg mr-1 with dpa 4061
recorded by LuckyEarnie
transfer and mastering , tracking
by hanwaker

korg mr-1 recording 1-Bit/2.822MHz -->HD-->dithered in audiogate to 44.1-16-->some level changes in audacity--> wav--> flac(8)

recorded from the sweet spot in front of the soundboard

Set list:
Disc 1
1) Slag Tanz
2) Felicite Thosz
Disc 2
3) Ëmenhtëht Rê (includes*)
4) applause
5) Whost Klameuhn (ballade)

* ....."funeral dirge" is not a part of Ëmenhtëht Rê. The name of this final section is "Funerarium Khant".

info taken from PASSION91 on the london 2009 upload comments

Line Up: -
Christian Vander - Drums, Vocals
Stella Linon - Vocals & Percussion ( formerly s vander)
Isabelle Feuillebois - Vocals & Percussion
Herve Aknin - Vocals & Percussion
Bruno Ruder - Fender Rhodes
Benoit Alziary - vibraphone
James MacGraw - Guitar
Phillippe Bussonnet - Bass



my thanks to my friend LuckyEarnie for this recording

there are at least 3 more recordings from this show ( including mine) but i believe this to be the best one

uploaded to dime by hanwaker 2009-10

(520/1) Magma, 2009-12-06, Alhambra, Paris, France

Audio/FLAC, Dime/ldb, (2009-12)

Notes

LDB Master Series #220

Hello, this is a collection of masters I would like to seed here. I've been taping shows for more than 20 years and have an awful lot of masters. Most of them are in the old cassette format, some others are on MiniDisc and others are on CD. I've taped many shows of many artists over the years, so don't be surprised if you will find many different artists taped! Some shows are already circulating, some others have not circulated through collectors yet. But most of all, enjoy! They all come from my mastertapes!

MAGMA
Paris, Alhambra
December 6, 2009

01.Slag Tanz
02.Felicité Thosz
03.Ëmëhntëht-Rê
04.Intro Stella Vander / Gospel (with choir)

TT 124:51

Lineage: Aiwa CM-DS6 > Edirol R-09 > HD via USB > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Christian Vander — Drums, Vocals, Percussion
Stella Vander — Vocals, Percussion
Isabelle Feuillebois — Vocals
Hervé Aknin — Vocals
Benoît Alziary — Vibraphone, Keyboards
James MacGraw — Guitar
Bruno Ruder — Fender Rhodes
Philippe Bussonnet — Bass

Since 1990 (when I saw the band for the first time at La Cigale in Paris) I must have seen the band no less than ten times. Some shows I liked, some other did not at all. But this one, which closed Magma's 4-days residency at Alhambra was probably among the best, that's why I decided to seed this show. Part of this was the excellent little tiny venue called Alhambra which is rapidly becoming my favourite venue in town: great sound, great seats, great look from every part of it, all in an extremely intimate atmosphere. In that way, I was able to appreciate the full potential of the band.

And the band itself is reaching one of their peaks of their carrer, which is quite reassuring if you think that they are celebrating their 40 years. The new pieces - yet unfinished and unreleased - Slag Tanz and Felicité Thosz do show that this band is still able to produce masterpieces. Of course you need to like Magma's music. I was once again impressed by Stella's powerful and gentle singing, much more than Vander's drumming. But the whole band was in a state of grace: the setlist seems now well rehearsed and at its peak. Not to mention the (now complete) Ëmëhntëht-Rê suite for which we've been listening to extracts here and there for the last 30 years. The last encore was a complete surprise: Stella introduced a choir formed by their friends and collaborators (included Stella and Christian's daughter) that has accompanied the band in a nice and simple gospel ("to demonstrate that Magma music is nothing but difficult").

So enjoy this nice show. I did enjoy it very very much.

ldb