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Magma: Félicité Thösz

September 11, 2012

What an amazing thing it is when a classic, innovative band like Magma decides to kick the career back into gear. The reboot can be traced back to K.A. (a.k.a. “Köhntarkösz Anteria”) in 2004, and blossomed with “Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré” in 2009. I will concede that these were both finalizations of previously unfinished works. What can’t be […]

Romantic Warriors II: A Progressive Music Saga About Rock in Opposition

July 17, 2012

In 2010 Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder gave us “Romantic Warriors: A Progressive Music Saga.” Believe it or not, there is much more to progressive music than can be covered in a ninety-five minute film. Thus the decision to continue as a series. Zeitgeist Media’s first prog documentary was primarily a love letter for […]

My Top Albums of 2009

March 10, 2010

2009 was a year full of anticipation. A prog favorite reformed, newcomers had follow ups to impressive debuts, workhorses continued their juggernauts, and classic acts came out of hiding. Not all of it was gold, but much of it was excellent. So here are my picks for the best of the year. 1. Magma: Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré […]

Magma: Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré

January 21, 2010

Magma being what it is, comparisons to other bands often don’t apply. Even at its weakest, this band outdoes most others, at least on a creative level. So Magma can only really be judged against Magma. The other thing to consider is that the “Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré” concept is not exactly fresh. Portions of it have appeared […]

Magma: Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh

May 6, 2009

  Christian Vander – drums, vocals, organ, percussion  Jannik Top – bass  Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussion  Jean-Luc Manderlier – piano, organ  René Garber – bass clarinet, vocals  Claude Olmos – guitar  Stella Vander – choir organik Kommandeuhr  Muriel Streisfeld, Evelyn Razymovski, Michele Saulnier, Doris Reihnardt, Stella Vander / choir  Teddy Lasry – brass organik […]

Magma: Retrospektïw III

May 6, 2009

One of the advantages of living in an eclectic university town, like Ann Arbor, is the abundance of used music shops. This is a very diverse place, and is quite international. This means that you get a wider variety of musical tastes. It also means that if you find something unique, you’d better grab it. […]