Magma - Kobaia (2017 remaster) 2 x CDs

SKU Seventh REX IV-V-V2
Christian VANDER drums, vocaux
Claude ENGEL guitars, flute, vocaux
Francis MOZE bass électric bass
François CAHEN piano
Teddy LASRY saxophone soprano, flute, horns
Richard RAUX saxophones alto & ténor, flute
Alain CHARLERY "Paco" trumpet, percussions
Klaus BLASQUIZ vocals

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. Their 1st album, this is baby steps for the band Nice, but don't start here.
“At the end of the 1960s - a time when the French seemed to be willing tolerate the total domination of their music by Anglo-Saxon influences - Christian VANDER founded MAGMA. In doing so he declared his intention to create a different type of music, with an essentially European identity. The first, double, album by MAGMA, KOBAIA (1970) realises this objective and indeed, surpasses all expectations. A cry of revolt and hatred against this Earth - which suffocates humanity and yet absolutely governs its activity - the music of MAGMA synthesises a wide range of influences : STRAVINSKY, BARTOK, COLTRANE, BACH, jazz, rock, rhythm and blues.... and the result is a totally new musical language, disconcerting at first hearing, and yet which soon reveals an unsuspected magnificence. Although the line-up is classic, the revolutionary character of this album results from the originality of the rhythm section, which is totally relentless, the tidal-wave brass section, used in a completely new way, and the extraordinary singing, using an invented language, which tells us that from here on out, nothing will be as it was before.”
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  • UPC3760150890384
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