KOBAIA - VINYL EDITION - DOUBLE LP WITH WAV DOWNLOAD
At 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.
At 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
Christian VANDER drums, vocaux Claude ENGEL guitars, flute, vocaux Francis MOZE bass électric bass François CAHEN piano Teddy LASRY saxophone soprano, flute, horns Richard RAUX saxophones alto & ténor, flute Alain CHARLERY "Paco" trumpet, percussions Klaus BLASQUIZ vocals
Recorded at EUROPA SONOR (Paris) in April 1970 by Roger ROCHE & Claude MARTELOT.