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Magma - Emehntehtt Re 2 x 180 gram vinyl lps + download card (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 35-JV 33570017.18
This gatefold, deluxe vinyl version is totally beautiful.

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, but never recorded.

Unlike K.A., a very good portion all of the parts have appeared on various albums over the years. So, it's hard for a non Kobaian to know if the official story is true or if the story is just a way to make a new, major statement without actually having to write a completely new work. Having said all of that, this is MAGMA for stoh's sake and it isn't like they are exactly cranking out new albums; this is only the second newly recorded work since the band was 'reactivated' in the mid/late 90's.

The band has really turned into a great unit and this is a cranking performance. IMO, Magma are truly a special band - a band that has created it's own genre within the adventurous rock field - and like any of their major works, this is a great listen and comes highly recommended.

"At the doors of immortality, dreams the Great Servant of Ptah, God of creation drifting infinitely within his own mind, as he tries to awaken Him. In its message, as in its genesis and its making, �m�hnt�htt-Re is an intimate epic, an occult stride forward, a quest for the sublime. Initiated in 1975, its composition beholds its whole fulfillment after more than three 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 very dynamics, playing with chiaroscuro , between choral splendor, operatic jubilation and hurricane of spirits beyond graves. As much a seraphic liturgy as it is a telluric opera, �m�hnt�htt-Re comes as the final closure to a second trilogy, following upon that of Theusz Hamtaahk, in Christian Vander�s corpus. This is a music reaching out from a time before man time. Born at the heart of nebulas, fed on mineral glow, and riding crypts capped with a cosmic vault."-Bruno Heuz�

Stella Vander - vocals, percussions
Isabelle Feuillebois- vocals
Herv� Aknin - vocals
Beno�t Alziary - vibraphone
James Mac Gaw - guitare
Bruno Ruder - Fender Rhodes
Philippe Bussonnet - bass, piccolo bass
Christian Vander - drums, vocals , piano, Fender Rhodes, keybords, percussions
also featuring :
Emmanuel Borghi - piano
Himiko Paganotti, Antoine Paganotti , Claude Lamamy, Marcus Linon, Pierre-Michel Sivadier - backing vocals
  • LabelJazz Village
  • UPC3149027001878
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