Zeuhl and related

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...

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...

"In May 2015, Coralie Van Rietschoten traveled with the band on their first Chinese tour. Glimpses of Shenzhen’s tropical vegetation, Beijingers exercising in public parks, and Shanghai’s psychedelic city lights are interspersed with concert footage.
Nihao: "Hello" in Mandarin, the official language of the People's Republic Of China
Hamtai: "Hello in Kotaïan, the official language of Planet Kobaïa and Magma"
Subtitled in English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese."...

Long before the 90s, when Christian began putting together a new band to carry the banner of Magma proudly forward for another 20 years, by 1980 musical fashion had changed enough that Magma was dead and gone.
But in 1980, they had 3 nights of reunion concerts in Paris, which were well attended and were a great success.
In 1981, some of the show's highlights were released on 3 discs of vinyl (and then eventually on CD), but they've been unavailable on vinyl for about 30 years.
Now they are..

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]

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is from their reunion concert in Paris in 1980. Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision. [Seventh]

“After four decades, there is still nothing in rock, prog or otherwise, like Magma. At least in this world.” — Rolling Stone

This nearly 25' EP contains a really great, completely newly recorded version of the piece Riah Sahiltaahk, originally...

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

One of the few completely new titles by the revived and reinvigorated Magma captured in the studio, Slag Tanz is one of the group's two new pieces that they regularly perform live (along with the previously released Felicite Thosz) and it's a really good one!

The band on this recording is:
Stella VANDER : chant
Isabelle FEUILLEBOIS : chant
Hervé AKNIN : chant
Benoît ALZIARY : vibraphone
James MAC GAW : guitare
Jérémie TERNOY : piano
Philippe BUSSONNET : basse..

One of the few completely new titles by the revived and reinvigorated Magma captured in the studio, Slag Tanz is one of the group's two new pieces that they regularly perform live (along with the previously released Felicite Thosz) and it's a really...

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!

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:...

Musique Noise are a zeuhl band who came together in the mid 80s (not a great time to be doing this sort of thing) and managed to squeeze out one album in 1988, before slowly collapsing and dissolving by the early/mid 90s.
Over 20 years later the band return as a quintet of guitar, keyboards/vocals, keyboards/guitar synth, bass and drums.
While this is definitely zeuhl music and also definitely influenced by Magma, in some ways and at some times, it's less heavy than some zeuhl groups and has...

Very good first effort from a new generation of French Zeuhl.
Carole Sauvage-Fender Rhodes, Yannick Duchene-guitar, vocals, William Pawelzik-bass, Christophe Gratien-drums.
"Influences: Zeühl, Jazz-Rock-Progressif, Classique-Contemporain...

Very good first effort from a new generation of French Zeuhl.
Carole Sauvage-Fender Rhodes, Yannick Duchene-guitar, vocals, William Pawelzik-bass, Christophe Gratien-drums.
"Influences: Zeühl, Jazz-Rock-Progressif, Classique-Contemporain...

"Reissue of an obscure underground French album from 1980. NOA features a histrionic female vocalist, piping the French language and enunciating syllables just like another instrument. The music of Noa is of the jazzy Zeuhl variety, with plenty of sax...

"Reissue of an obscure underground French album from 1980. NOA features a histrionic female vocalist, piping the French language and enunciating syllables just like another instrument. The music of Noa is of the jazzy Zeuhl variety, with plenty of sax...soaring flute and the expected rhythms of the genre."-Tom Hayes.

"Although the general mood of the album is Zeuhl-influenced (the dark vibe & the female voice that reminds of Eskaton), the main influences claimed by the band are Henry Cow & Art...

New Spanish band making their debut recording here, and a really good one it is. This is dark, but not overbearingly so, and heavy all instrumental avant-progressive rock, performed on guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. I can hear touches of some of...

This is just over 2 hours of music, recorded at Magma's 'home base' for residencies.
Christian Vander : vocal, drums
Stella Vander : vocal, percussions
Isabelle Feuillebois : vocal , percussions
Hervé Aknin : vocal , percussions...

All five albums by this band who originally came together for just a single concert (hence their name) and realized that what they were doing was so great that they had to keep it going.
The band is bassist Philipppe Buissonnet (Magma), keyboardist Emmanuel Borghi (Magma - replaced on the final album by Bruno Ruder), guitarist James Mac Gaw (Magma) & drummer Daniel Jeand'heaur.
The albums here are: Reforged, Vendredi 13, Ewaz Vader, Dark Shot, and Live In Tokyo. Three of these titles are only...

Ludal Le Chacal: voice & keyboards
Captain Flapattak: drums & voice
Thybo: guitar & voice
Fabien De Kerbaleck: bass & voice

This band features several members of the Zeuhl band Rhun, in a more rock / oddball guise and using nom de plumes!

"The psychedelic keyboard rides as a top thing while using the distorted base and relatively cymbal-based drumming as a whole, feeling the influence from MAGMA, Orthodox rock with multiple vocals By singing out a melodic line, soun

I saw these guys in France at the 2009 Rock in Opposition festival and they were good and the bassist was the incredible Philippe Bussonnet (of Magma and One Shot fame) who was incredible as always, and he appears here as well!...

During a fairly incredible 7 year run that began in the mid 1970s,
Richard Pinhas released a large string of influencial albums; 7 by Heldon and 5 under his own name, all of which attempted in one way or another to meld (avant-garde) rock music...

A reissue of a pretty obscure and pretty utterly fantastic big band Zeuhl album (14 players) consisting of one long, amazing track that was self-released in the early 1980's. This has cool horn charts, growling fuzz bass, powerful drumming...

This is ‘new old stock’ of this fabulous 35 year old release at a very reasonable price!
A pretty obscure and pretty utterly fantastic big band Zeuhl album (14 players) consisting of one long, amazing track that was self-released in the early 1980's.
This has cool horn charts, growling fuzz bass, powerful drumming, and basically everything you hope/expect from a great Zeuhl album. Beyond essential for zeuhl fans.

"Magma and King Crimson comparisons are relevant, but the dark and edgy Present are an entity unto themselves." – Atlanta Press...

"...a turbulent masterpiece that leaves a residue of angst lingering long after the CD ends." – Alternative Press...

Pseu was a French band who existed between 1979 and 1983, and never released any music in their lifetime. In fact, they seemed to have been basically unknown, even by demo tapes, until this 2004 release on Musea. Fairly strange vocals...

This relatively young band from Normandy, France, makes their debut on disc here, with a CD that has six tracks; three from new recordings by the current line-up of the group (drums/lead vocals, bass/vocals, guitar/vocals, alto & baritone sax/alto...

"Reissue of a rare as hell lp from 1978 (reaches $1,000 + on eBay) issued in micro quantity only in Corsica (a French Island located between France & Italy). Strongly rooted into mediterranean culture, Rialzu's sole recording is a highly original...

Some of the very best musicians in Japan, veterans of such bands as Bondage Fruit, the Boredoms, Bazooka Joe, Demi Semi Quaver...have come together in Rovo, a virtuosic trance-rock group based in Tokyo. This dynamic set collects the best of their legendary two-night run at New York City's premier new music club, Tonic. Beautifully recorded and impeccably mixed by Rovo mastermind, violinist Katsui Yuji in Japan, Tonic 2001 captures the firey brilliance of this dazzling band like no studio recording ever...

I wasn't quite sure what to make of this when I heard about it; was it going to be a solo drum release from Yoshida? Anyway, my concerns were allayed when it arrived and I got to hear it. It's a fully orchestrated, (I suppose with computers and...

This is something like their 16th CD, I think (!) & represents a strong return to form, as the duo of Yoshida Tatsuya (drums, percussion, vocal) and Sasaki Hisashi (6 string bass, MIDI controller, vocal) just TEAR through it all, mixing thrash, Zeuhl, ...

"Runaway Totem is proud to announce that the third and final movement of 4 Elements 5, Le Roi Du Monde will be published in March 2011. This album marks the end of the First Symphony NOUS. In order to complete the album, given its complexity and...

We spent two years trying to get this in stock & finally succeeded!
This is a live, heavy fusion session featuring Janick Top-bass, Eric Seva-saxes & Claude Salmieri-drums with guest guitarist Thibbault Abrial.
Janick Top was the bassist in Magma for many years, but although his reputation looms large, there is surprisingly small amount of stuff available with him on it. Fun & essential for fans of Tops work.

Scherzoo is the new quintet of composer/drummer/multi-instrumentalist François Thollot. He is a real talent and he has two previous albums on SZ that are both really good, but this is the first album where he has had the involvement of a band from the....

I just saw these guys in Paris and they totally KILLED it from beginning to end!

This is the second album by the fine quintet of composer/drummer/multi-instrumentalist François Thollot. He is a real talent and he has two previous albums on SZ...

Scherzoo is the band led by composer/multi-instrumentalist François Thollot. He is a real talent and has made fine albums completely on his own, but being the 'band guy' that I am, I like to see & hear him working with other musicians...

Francois Thollot-bass
Antony Pontet-electric piano, organ
Grégoire Plancher-electric piano, mellotron)
Clement Curaudeau-drums

This is the fourth release by Scherzoo, the band of multi-instrumentalist and composer Francois Thollot.
This all instrumental work operates somewhere in the realm between Canterbury-influenced sounds and zeuhl giving a unique slant to both styles and ending up being extremely enjoyable (as all of Francois’ work is)!

Extremely amazing French technical-metal, post-progressive, what-the-hell-is-this kinda band. For fans of the imaginary collision between Sleepy Gorilla Museum with Magma.

"Describing this is like trying to hold water in your hands. Sebkha....

The latest by Yochk'o comes out at the same time as his old bandmate's François Cahen's last; a bit of a sad coincidence. This is more of a jazz release than some of this works, with a fairly standard line-up of Sebastien Lovato-piano, Didier Levallet...

Out of print for years and at a great price!

Yochk'o first came to attention as a member of Magma, and then as a founding member of Zao. After leaving Zao, he made a number of notable solo albums, of which these are two. Adama & Ima are both...

This is a fantastic album. Leaving Zao after recording their Osirus album, pianist/saxist Yochk'o formed a hot trio with Dominique Bertram-bass and Francois Laizeau-drums. But, he rememebered the great work that Margand String Quartet brought to...

This band was discovered several years ago when they released a small number of really short musical snippets via their webpage and everyone's zeuhl-radar went into overdrive. Mixing a classic zeuhl sound with an original slant, this features female...

I just saw these folks in Paris at the Soleil Zeuhl festival, and they were unbelievably great and also quite cosmically intense in a spiritual way. They performed this album and it's a revelation!

One of the highlights of 2007 was the debut...

James MacGaw, the great guitarist of Magma and One Shot, has been struggling with illness for some time. And due to the illness, he is struggling financially. This is a release that he worked on and finished in 2010, but hadn't done a final mix of, but when he got ill, his friends all pitched in and finished for him and that his friends all pitched in to release, with all proceeds going to James.

"Seven independent souls - a septet of mercenaries without a map or compass, let loose in the studios..