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...

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, although he had left by the time they started recording.
This was Philippe's side-band before co-forming One Shot and this studio work was recorded in 1996, but never released until now. They are a power trio that mixes the most 'rock' aspects of One Shot...

Did you ever want to hear Hugh Hopper play tunes by Led Zepelin, Henry Cow, Jimi, the Who and Fracture? Did you ever want to hear John Greaves sing the ones of these that have vocals? Well, this is your one chance to do so!

"Alain Blesing is a French guitar player, known for having been part of the legendary progressive/zeuhl rock band Eskaton, who are considered to be one of the most gifted disciples of Magma. From the late Seventies, he extended his capacities by studying musicology, then in...

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...

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, trumpet, saxes, trombone, violin, flute, bass, drums and female vocals. Originally a double lp set that was recorded in 1980, this has obvious influences from Magma, especially circa 1001 Centigrades, Tony Williams, Soft Machine and European jazz/rock. Serge....

Limited quantity available at this special price. When these copies are gone, it goes back to $16.00!!!

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, trumpet, saxes, trombone, violin, flute, bass, drums and female vocals. Originally a double lp set that was recorded in 1980, this...

File Under: Avant/Industrial jazz/rock. The Dematerialized Passenger is Combat Astronomy's second full length release...masterminding this cult underground act, James Huggett (bass, guitar, electronics, programing) has built on the power and creativity...

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...

Atte Kemppainen, Lead Vocals/Bass/Composition (Kolöniel name: Alemaahr Kempah)
Ville Sirviö, Lead Guitar (Kolöniel name: Willargh Shirow)
Roope Pelkonen, Keyboards/Vocals (Kolöniel name: Kaszpar Gorkeulhzennh)
Osmo Saarinen, Drums/Percussions/Vocals (Kolöniel name: Ozamö Sharif)

“A band singing in their created own language (named “Kolöniel”), does that remind you another band ? Yes, you’re right THAT Kobaïan band led by a famous French drummer! DAI KAHT story begins in Finland when

“The seventh album from Chicago's notorious punk-jazz group nails a new high water mark in an already unforgettable discography. "The Truth..." finds the Luttenbachers at their darkest - a band distilled to it's most raw and sore - interspread are hyper-structural epics, minimalist noisescapes, high energy free jazz blows and bizarre electronic satellite transmissions.”

Includes the band’s earliest recording of the Magma classic, De Futura (short version).

Samy Thiebault (tenor saxophone)
Laurent Skoczek (trombone)
Dan Decrauze (guitar)
Patrice Kornheiser (keyboards)
Nicolas Feuger (bass)
Gilles Le Rest (drums, vocals)
Gildas Martin (guitar)

First release from a zeuhl-ish sextet who bring enough originality to the table that they got themselves signed to Magma’s label! This is really good. They are really good!

“What a wonderfully light, almost springy Zeuhl album, which the French drummer Gilles Le Rest recorde

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!

Meriadec Gouriou – diatonic accordion, vocals, percussion
Rudy Blas – guitar
‘Teddy Bear – trumpet, bugle

This is a weird one; it’s definitely influenced by Magma, although it isn’t in any way a copy; not with diatonic accordion, trumpet and guitar!

“By mixing the sounds of his diatonic accordion, his voice, his percussions with those of the electric guitar of Rudy Blas (guitarist of Magma) and the trumpet of Teddy bear, Mériadec Gouriou has created a musical universe apart and.

Antoine Arnera - Piano, electronics, voice, composition
Boris Cassone - Bass, mellotron, voice
Jessica Martin Maresco - Voice
Guilhem Meier - Drums, amplified percussion, voice, composition
Marie Nachury - Voice
Grégoire Ternois - Marimba, toms, dun dun bells, gong
Mihaï Trestian - Cimbalom
Anne Quillier - moog, rhodes, voice

Well, all you need to do is to scroll to the video at the end of all this and you will know very, very quickly whether or no

Antoine Arnera - Piano, electronics, voice, composition
Boris Cassone - Bass, mellotron, voice
Jessica Martin Maresco - Voice
Guilhem Meier - Drums, amplified percussion, voice, composition
Marie Nachury - Voice
Grégoire Ternois - Marimba, toms, dun dun bells, gong
Mihaï Trestian - Cimbalom
Anne Quillier - moog, rhodes, voice

Well, all you need to do is to scroll to the video at the end of all this and you will know very, very quickly whether or no

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...

In 1981, when Magma and Vander and company were at one of their lowest points (listen to Bobino 1982 recently?), three of the most famous ex-Magmoids joined forced with Christian to record something different; a straightforward, non-Zeuhl oriented...

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 somewhere between Zeuhl & good early jazz rock, this still features the truly twisted vision that is Magma.

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.

First time ever on vinyl, this is limited to 1500 numbered copies.

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 live 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 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.

Back in print, in remastered and slightly improved form.
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This show is taken from the Attahk tour, recorded April 17, 1979. While it is simply a soundboard stereo recording, a lot of work has been done to make it sound as good as possible, and it sounds pretty darn good. .
This was a difficult period for Magma; times were changing and the amazing complex, other-worldly sound they were best known for was falling out of favor. To me, this album is a document of the sound of a band struggling...

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]

Herve Aknin – vocals
Isabelle Feuillebois – vocals
Stella Vander – vocals
Laura Guarrato – vocals
Sandrine Destefanis – vocals
Sylvie Fisichella – vocals
Thierry Eliez – keyboards, vocals
Simon Goubert – keyboards
Rudy Blas – guitar
Jimmy Top – bass
Christian Vander – drums, vocals

Recorded live in 2020, before COVID cut the tour (very) short. This is your first chance to own a recording by the current initeration of the group! ...

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...

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.

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...

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!...

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 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...

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 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...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is from their reunion concert in Paris in 1980. This is sorta weak; don't start here! [Seventh]

A duo from Geisenkirchen, Germany using organ/piano/synths/vocals and drums/vocals, playing music somewhat like Hardin and York or Hansson and Karlsson

Recorded live at Magma's 30th anniversary concerts in May, 2000, this is the first time that the complete Theusz Hamtaahk trilogy has been released in one set. Excellent live recording and terrific energy coming off of the stage. While you've heard the...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is the last ''real'' Magma disc, recorded as the band was collapsing. But it includes the side long smoker ''De Futura'', which launched a thousand zeuhl bands on their careers...and that's just side two - side one is really good too, if not as intense. A total winner!

For 40 years, although this has been listed as a 'solo' release by Magma's founder, this is, for all intents & purposes, the fourth Magma album, having been released between M.D.K. and Kohntarkhoz.

Now, for this snazzy vinyl reissue, it's been rightfully renamed as being by MAGMA, and more importantly, features a clear photo from the film that this was a soundtrack of (sort of - long story), and you can see for yourself how much the costumes predate GWAR by 15 years!

Stripped down to...

This great album, which was recorded in April, 1974, has an interesting history. When originally released, this was released as a 'solo' album by Christian Vander, but for all intents & purposes, it was (and is) the fourth Magma album, having been released between M.D.K. and Kohntarkhoz.
The album is also interesting because it is a Magma album stripped down to the barest essentials of electric and acoustic pianos (all played by Christian), bass by Janick Top, choir (Vander, Klaus Blasquiz and Stella

“Zess is the story of the end of everything. The end of time and of everything that has ever existed. Absolute oblivion, like a dreamless night. It feels like nothing has ever existed nor will it ever exist again. All forms of consciousness have vanished.”-Christian Vander.

The legend of Magma’s Zess is that when Zess is recorded and released, it will signal the end of Magma. Happily the band are walking that back ... I guess we'll see, won't we...
This is a less intense, more choral work...

“Zess is the story of the end of everything. The end of time and of everything that has ever existed. Absolute oblivion, like a dreamless night. It feels like nothing has ever existed nor will it ever exist again. All forms of consciousness have vanished.”-Christian Vander.

The legend of Magma’s Zess is that when Zess is recorded and released, it will signal the end of Magma. Happily the band are walking that back ..

This amazing document has been lying in the archives at Radio Bremen for 40 years. A decade ago, when we were licensing a lot of material from Radio Bremen, I tried to get permission from the band to release this incredible show and they said 'no'. Why they said 'yes' to someone else a decade later, I don't know, but the world is a better place because of it!
This is the entire radio broadcast, featuring the touring version of the Köhntarhosz band:...

This amazing document has been lying in the archives at Radio Bremen for 40 years. A decade ago, when we were licensing a lot of material from Radio Bremen, I tried to get permission from the band to release this incredible show and they said 'no'. Why they said 'yes' to someone else a decade later, I don't know, but the world is a better place because of it!
This is the entire radio broadcast, featuring the touring version of the Köhntarhosz band:...