Zeuhl and related

This is by Vander's Alien Trio, which was a regular working group in the 1980s. Consisting of Michel Gaillier (formerly of Magma, and then a well-known jazz pianist in France) on piano, Alby Cullaz on double bass and Vander on drums, the group...

This release is by a Japanese duo that Alain of Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent deb...

This release is by a Japanese duo that Alain of Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent...

Second release by this instrumental Japanese duo of Yoshiyuki Nakamima-piano, organ, keyboards, bass guitar and Yoshihiro Yamaji-guitar. Their debut was a very good first effort, but it suffered from having programmed drums. It had some of the best...

"Erik Baron is a bass player and leader of the band from the Bordeaux band 'DésAccordes'. This third album, after 'Cordeyades' and 'In C', is revisiting Jannick top’s Magnum Opus 'De futura Hiroshima', initially released on Magma’s album 'Udu Wudu'...

BBI is Philippe Bussonet on bass (Magma's magnificent bassist since 1995, as well as one of the powers behind One Shot), Jean-Claude Buire on drums (drummer for Offering in the late 1980s) and Laurent Imperato on guitar (a founding member of Xaal...

This is the second album - and definitely a big step forward - by this French electric jazz quartet. The band consists of Philippe Berecq-tenor sax, Romain Nassini-piano, Fender Rhodes, Greg Theveniau-electric bass and Daniel Jeand'heur-drums. Note...

Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Korekyojinn, were part of the Japanese Zeuhl explosion of the early 1990's, along with Koenjihyakkei and Happy Family, and this is somewhat similar to these bands and similarly good!...

Like Soft Machine, the band doomed to have a number after their name for each album! Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Korekyojinn, were part of the Japanese...

Like Soft Machine, the band doomed to have a number after their name for each album! Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki...

The release of this great jazz/rock/Zeuhl album on CD is a cause of great joy for me personally. This is one of the albums I've long waited to appear on CD and also one of the ones that I most wanted Soleil Zeuhl to tackle. This is a nonet of vibes...

Fourth album and another great, heavy one. As usual, this features band mastermind James Huggett on fretless, five string bass, churning up a heavy, zeuhl-based sound and also provding the drumming via computer programming (and doing a fine job of it...

Fifth release from this churning, heavy, band who are somewhere between zeuhl and noise-rock. Leader/band conceptualist James Huggett performs on fretless five string bass and programing (which provides the heavy drumming). Also appearing is Martin...

Dalila Kayros-Vocals, lyrics
Martin Archer-Saxophones, bass clarinet, organ, electronics
James Huggett-Fretless bass, electronics, concept/production
Peter Fairclough-Drums
Nick Robinson-Guitar
Wesley Ian Booth-Violin

"Representing a searing and overwhelmingly successful return to vocal music, Symmetry Through Collapse is Combat Astronomy's seventh ensemble album and by turns one of the most engaging and intense yet.
Dalila Kayros has a burgeoning career in the

Andrea Calderón – violin, vocals
Paco Casanova - keys, synths, organ, vocals
Patrick Shiroishi - saxophones, guitar, glockenspiel, vocals
Ryan Kamiyamazaki - bass
Sergio Sanchez Ravelo - drums

A great, Los Angeles five piece who always tear the house down in performance, Corima take their cues from the mighty Magma and are unabashedly a very Magmoid zeuhl band.
They take that and give it a youthful energy and make it into something their own. Something borrowed, yes, bu

A great 5 piece, who simply tore the house down at ProgDay in 2013 and were one of the stunning highlights of the festival. This is the music they played there. Hugely recommended!

I saw Corima about in 2008, but at the time, they were a duo and...

For those who take communion at the altar of Zeuhl, the small but completely excellent Soleil Zeuhl label always deliver the goods. But now, they've completely outdone themselves by finally presenting a reissue of the most desired, never-before...

Out of print now world-wide , but we found a couple of copies of this Japanese, mini-lp sleeve version in a warehouse and it's here until they are truly gone forever!

An early 80's release by this keyboardist who rightly made a name for himself playing with Magma, Heldon & Weidorje! This crosses the sound of Magma & Heldon.

Players include Richard Pinhas, David Rose, Bernard Paganotti, Christian Vander, Didier Batard, Jean-Pierre Fouquey & more!

Pianist Patrick Gauthier will forever be associated with his wonderful work with Heldon, Magma and Weidorje.

This new, Japanese-only release is simultaneously very classically inspired, as well as very Magma inspired. Himiko and Antoine Paganotti are the vocalists throughout (sometimes wordlessly and sometimes en Francais), while Isabelle Carpentier sings on two tracks, Bernard Paganotti plays bass on one track and Patrick performs on pianos, and contributed all compositions & vocal arrangements...

This is a dramatic and dynamic release that I feel certain will impress a large number of people. Guapo is a British trio that plays an intense music that straddles the boundaries of progressive, noise, minimalism and avant-rock. Their sound has...

Happy Family are a Japanese instrumental quartet (keyboards, guitar, bass, drums) who are influenced by groups such as Magma, Univers Zero, Weidorje, King Crimson & Area. If you can imagine a full CD's worth of the kind of inspired playing & intensity ...

"Skewered blasts of noisome, Red metal shatters through rough and tumble landscapes of shuddering percussion, ominous, gravelly basslines and wheezing synths. An all-instrumental bulldozer of an album..." – i/e...

This title has been out of print for ages, but in anticipation of their new, third album, we made one last printing. Here it is, with the previously Japanese-only bonus track "Dear My Daughter", while they last!

Happy Family are a Japanese...

The first new studio album from Tatsuya Yoshida and friends in a long time. A wild race into Zeuhl territory, with all the throbbing bass, wild, Vander-inspired drumming, & Kobaian-via-Japan singing you could hope for.

“Some bands you just have to hear. Japan's KOENJIHYAKKEI (aka Koenji Hyakkei aka Hundred Sights of Koenji) are just such a band. Headed by vocalist/composer/drummer extraordinaire Tatsuya Yoshida and emboldened by overcharged reeds, glittery keyboards and a soaring front-woman...

“A live document of a band that is indescribable - performing at home - fresh off of their European tour, and with new members AH on vocals and Yabuki Taku on keyboards.
Filmed with multiple cameras and excellent sound, "Live at Koenji High" is the bare bones - no interview clips – no special features – no mysteries revealed - just Koenjihyakkei live on stage.”

This quite rare 1981 release (only 500 made on lp) has rightly gained itself a good reputation for its unusual mixing of Zeuhl and Canterbury elements, as well as Swedish folk! The bass and drums churn in the background, setting up Zeuhl-inspired...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This was their 2nd, & the first where they began to find their own true voice. With a crack line up including Christian Vander, Francis Moze, Teddy Lasry, Francois Cahen, & many more. While...

Magma's final album of the 1970s isn't a bad album and it has some incredibly great moments (and a great cover by H.R. Giger), but it isn't the best place to start with this brilliantly original and idiosyncratic band.
Newly remastered and in a digipack.

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is their amazing recording in fine sound from Top Gear, featuring the classic 1974 line-up, including MONSTER bassist Jannick Top in rare, over the top form.
The definitive versions of Kohntarkhosz and Wurdah Itah. Essential.
Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision.

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is a live recording (of reasonably good quality, given the time-period) featuring the 1001o Centigrade band! [Seventh]

This was previously released as two separate packages (double CD and DVD). Now it's all combined at a lower price point!
1981 was probably Magma's nadir, but even so, there is some decent to good stuff on here and a few really good players (Benoit Widemann, Jean-Luc Cheavlier, Dominique Bertram, etc.) all wearing amazing, ridiculous, new wave/sci-fi costumes. The picture quality is a bit blurry but more than watchable.
Think of it as an official bootleg, which is actually what it is, and know

The official story is that like Kohntarkhosz Anteria, Emenhntehtt Re (note: I've left many umlats off of the title) was a major, long-form work. It was part of a trilogy along with Kohntarkhosz and K.A. and was written circa in the early/mid 1970s...

The Ëmëhntëhtt-Rê trilogy performed and released in full for the very first time:
Köhntarkösz Anteria (K.A.)
Köhntarkösz
Ëmëhntëhtt-Rê

Recorded live at Le Triton in France in November, 2014.
"Initiated in 1973, its composition beholds its whole fulfillment after more than four decades. It is the testimony of an unwaveringly timeless inspiration, of which the expectant present asserts itself beyond history. Connecting wide and contrasted scenes, it sets its coherence within its.

Since re-emerging in the late 90s, Magma have put on countless simply great performances and 2 stunning albums. But both of those albums (Kontarkosz Anteria (K.A.) and Emenhntehtt Re (E.R.)) were both recordings of 'big pieces' written during the band's 1970s heyday, but unrecorded until now. So, for me at least, the big question has been, "What happens when they run out of old, unrecorded things to record? Can C.V. come up with new material worthy of the band he's assembled?" Happily, the answer is yes...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is all otherwise unavailable material, from 6/72-1/75. Musically great with awesome basswork by Janik Top, but it suffers from mediocre-at-best sound. Be prepared for some intense list...

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

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. Their 1st album, this is baby steps for the band Nice, but don't start here.
“At the end of the 1960s - a time when the

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is their 1st album and it's quite good, but this is baby steps for the band. You can hear their roots in Soft Machine-style jazz/rock and even some traces (good traces too) of influences from 'horn-rock' like Chicago! Really nice but don't start here if you are looking for what they are most famous for.

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This one is rightly considered an avant/progressive classic and is definitely one of Vander's greatest and most totally unfathomable compositions. And the performance is stunning beyond belief as well.
Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision.

This gatefold, deluxe vinyl version is totally beautiful.

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever.This is rightly considered an avant/prog classic and is definitely one of Vander's greatest most totally unfathomable...

If my Kobaian doesn't fail me, the 45' Kohntarkhosz Anteria was written circa 1972/1973, but never officially recorded, although a tiny piece of it appears on Inedits, and other little bits were grabbed and used in various other works (most notably the...

"Not so much a true Magma album as it is a choral interpretation of some old Magma music. With no less than 9 vocalists (lead by Christian and Stella Vander), the choir (about half male, half female) is lightly backed by two pianists/keyboardists...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is rightly considered a avant/prog classic and features a great lineup of the band (Christian, Stella, Klaus, Bernard Paganotti, Didier Lockwood, Benoit Widemann, Jean-Pol Aseline, Gabriel Federow).
This is probably their most accessible work, as it is their most 'fusion sounding work' with extremely strong soloing from violinist Didier Lockwood, but it in no way compromises their vision.
And what a great live recording!...

This album, which is only released in Japan and which will not be released in any other version, documents two different shows from their 2005 Japanese tour. The first disc is the complete Kontarkosz Anteria (K.A.) which is by the long lived and fantastic lineup of Magma that existed during the 00s (Christian Vander, Stella Vander, James Mac Gaw, Emmanuel Borghi, Frederic D'Oelsnitz, Philippe Bussonnet, Isabelle Feuillebois, Antoine Paganotti, Himiko Paganotti) and has since broken up with a mostly new...

Klaus Blasquiz-vocals, percussion
Claude Osmos-guitar
Michel Graillier-keyboards
Gerard Bikialo-keyboards
Jannick Top-bass
Christian Vander-drums

There are certain bands and certain tours in music that assume rightly legendary status.
The European tour of April 1964 by Charle Mingus comes to mind as one for me, as does – in an entirely different way – the European tour in the early spring of 1974 by this edition of Magma.
There are several live recorded sets...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is their 3rd & is rightly considered a avant/prog classic and the start of Zeuhl. Very strongly vocal, which either makes it a great place to start, if you love 'Klingon opera', as someone once called Magma, or one of the very worst places to start with this magnificent band!
Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision.

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is a previously unheard version of MDK, recorded about 9 months before the released version, & with some unique differences too! Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all fe...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is a previously unheard version of MDK, recorded about 9 months before the released version, & with some unique differences too! Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision.

"From the very first short version recorded in the summer of 1971 on the compilation album “PUISSANCE 13 + 2” to the spring 1973 version on the eponymous album, “MEKANIK DESTRUKTIW KOMMANDOH” slowly...

Magma has basically made the wonderful Parisian club "Le Triton" their home for multi-date residencies.

In addition to it being a great, small club with terrific sound, they have built in professional audio and video recording facilities!...

In May, 2005, Magma took over the wonderful Parisian club "Le Triton" for four weeks with an ambitious, over the top project; a retrospective of 35 years of Magma music, showcasing some of their best known pieces from 1970 to the present. The four sold...

In May, 2005, Magma took over the Parisian club "Le Triton" for four weeks with an ambitious, over the top project; a retrospective of 35 years of Magma music, showcasing some of their best known pieces from 1970 to the present. The four sold-out weeks...