Zeuhl and related

A fantastic reissue of a very obscure French fusion lp which spices it up with some serious Zeuhl grooves!

The band is led by guitarist Pierrejean Gaucher, and you'll hear a killer rhythm section, keyboards, restrained & tasty sax work and...

"This double CD documents the pre-Shub Niggurath era of the bands who joined forces to create Shub Niggurath.

In the early 80s two bands (Apsara & Gorgonus), both from the southern suburbs of Paris, met & quickly became friends as they shared...

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...

I will sum up all the stuff I say below in a few words: If you don't already own this, buy it. Period.

Art Zoyd's early and great works have been unavailable for such a long time that it's too easy to forget what a strikingly original and...

Second release (but the first one I heard or heard of), by a dark, French avant-progressive outfit who mine the territory of Shub Niggurath, Magma, Jean--Paul Prat, etc.

"After "Vulv'air", Athanor returns with a darker, more instinctive music...

"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...

"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...

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...

This is the second release by this excellent jazz/rock/zeuhl band, led by drummer, vocalist & composer Serge Bringolf. His first album was entitled Strave and then when he formed a more permanent band, the band became known as Strave. The sound is a...

The last record by this fine pianist/keyboardist, who first came into the public's eye with Magma and Zao. This is a jazz/electric jazz release that features François on keyboards, François Causse-drums, Petteri Parviainen-electric bass, Leonard Le...

Terrific album from this heavy zeuhl/brutal prog, project, led by bassist James Huggett. This has all the things that made their first album a clear winner with one additional secret weapon: Elaine di Falco, the magnificent singer of Hughscore...

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

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...

A real rarity reissued, Dün's one & only album is a blend of Zeuhl and French progressive rock with Zappa-ish influences. All instrumental, performed on piano/synths, guitars, flute, bass, drums & percussion (+ sax on the bonus tracks).
Originally recorded at Sunrise studio by Etienne Conod in 1981, the four original tracks on the album has been augmented by earlier, quite different recordings of 3 of these 4, as well as a previously unheard composition.

"As a symphonic album of such high...

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...

"Now that ONE SHOT has split, this is the very first project of an ex-member to see the light. The band is led by drummer Daniel Jeand'Heur.

The music itself, while firmly connected to the classic One Shot sound (a heavy bass, explosive drums, Fender Rhodes, long tracks), also features a horn section.

The result, as you may expect from such a band, is a bridge between the most electric jazz-rock bands and prog. But the real sensation here is the inclusion of occasional vocals that add a...

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...

This is the third (and only currently available) DVD by Koenjihyakkei. As usual, this is a wild race into Zeuhl territory, with all the throbbing bass, wild, Vander-inspired drumming, & Kobaian-via-Japan singing you could hope for. This is the most...

This is a reissue of the unavailable 3rd release by this Ruins offshoot project, led by Tatsuya Yoshida-drums, vocals, with Jin Harada-guitar, Sakamoto Kengo- bass, Oguchi Kenichi-keyboards (of Kenso) & Sagara Nami (soprano voice). While not quite...

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...

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 Khntark and Wurdah Itah. Essential.
Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision.

The latest release from Magma's archive series is this show 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...

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]

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...

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...

"Magma combines the energy of rock, trance, jazz and classical influences (ranging from Bartók to Carl Orff) into a unique musical structure. in 2014-2015, they embarked on a world tour that saw them performing for three generations of fans. In celebration of their astounding live shows, Jazz Village presents Köhnzert Zünd — a twelve disc, comprehensive collection of live recordings housed in a unique custom-made boxed set. The set includes two previously unreleased albums."...

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!...

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...

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...