Magma - Uber Kommandoh 2 x CDs (special)
OK bargain hunters and the Kobaian curious - this is for you. This is the final two "real" Magma albums of the 1970s; Udu Wudu and Attahk here complete as they were originally issued, with a track from "Live" thrown in for fun, although they are not presented in order. This out of print compilation sounds fine and has all the music and even has liner notes. You can pay $40.00 or more for these albums in their current form on Seventh if you like - we carry them that way too - but for those of you who want to dip your toe into the great madness that is Magma, now you can see what all the fuss and accolades are about.
"This contains ÜDÜ WÜDÜ and ATTAHK in their entirety, but they're randomly jumbled onto two discs along with the track MEKANIK ZAIN (which is an awesome tune) from their 1975 live album. It's unfortunate that this wasn't released as a double dose of the two albums on their respective discs, but it's the most affordable way to get them both. I myself made copies with the proper tracklistings. This is a very good place to start for anyone interested in Magma. ÜDÜ WÜDÜ and ATTAHK are varied enough to give the listener an idea of what this band has to offer. The title track of ÜDÜ WÜDÜ is one of the most joyous things I've ever heard. It was the first Magma song I'd listened to and I actually didn't like it at first. Where was all of the jazz and operatic and progressive elements that I'd heard about? After I got over the initial shock I listened to it more and it became this wonderful living breathing piece of music. Magma isn't a band for everyone but their music will be rewarding to the adventurous listener."-Michael K. Warren