|KOBAÏA||CD REX IV-V|
guitars, flute, vocaux
soprano, flute, horns
alto & ténor, flute
Alain CHARLERY "Paco"
the end of the 1960s - a time when the French seemed to be willing tolerate
the total domination of their music by Anglo-Saxon influences - Christian
VANDER founded MAGMA. In doing so he declared his intention to create a
different type of music, with an essentially European identity. The first,
double, album by MAGMA, KOBAIA (1970) realises this objective and indeed,
surpasses all expectations.
A cry of revolt and hatred against this Earth - which suffocates humanity and yet absolutely governs its activity - the music of MAGMA synthesises a wide range of influences
STRAVINSKY, BARTOK, COLTRANE, BACH, jazz, rock, rhythm and blues.... and the result is a totally new musical language, disconcerting at first hearing, and yet which soon reveals an unsuspected magnificence.
Although the line-up is classic, the revolutionary character of this album results from the originality of the rhythm section, which is totally relentless; the tidal-wave brass section, used in a completely new way; and the extraordinary singing, using an invented language, which tells us that from here on out, nothing will be as it was before.
|Recorded at EUROPA SONOR (Paris) in April 1970||by Roger ROCHE & Claude MARTELOT.|
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