Saturday, February 20, 2010

Magma - Oct 14, 1995 - Review of the 2nd Show

From Akoustikus:

I was there for the second show. I still rate it as the most emotional concert I've ever been to. Bubu was the only musician who played the entire show. He performed MDK twice (Baba Yaga with the children and then during Theusz Hamtaahk with Les Voix). Goubert and Vander were great. It was a matinee concert, starting around half past three. When I came out, I was "out of my head" and it took me days to recover. Seventh obviously has the tape. Why not release it on Akt?

Following the success announced not one but two concerts he had the dignity to mark twenty-five years of Magma, 14 and 15 October in Epinay-sur-Seine. In the ranks of the public mingled kobaïens the first time and new initiates. For it is indeed a cult in question. The atmosphere was that of a ritual, a communion. After a brief introduction by the voice, the stage was filled with dozens of children were divided into choir, brass and percussion (where there were also some large). The program, one long room, the witch Baba Yaga . There is nothing in a pastiche of Mussorgsky, but an adaptation of Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh by Gaston Tavel has done a remarkable in every way.The room was packed and the original words replaced by nursery rhymes. See these little darlings put their whole heart to sing the work magmaïenne was very moving, the overall interpretation is also remarkable quality. In Part II, the Voice came to a repertoire consisting exclusively of classics that are Hhai, Theusz Hamtaahk and of course Mekanïk Kommandöh. Christian does not left almost his battery and it was a treat to hear again chanting these securities. It remains a phenomenal drummer and his way of playing this music seems in any case more original than his playing in the trio. In writing, we all had the same thought: if the concert had been recorded. For more than a beautiful evening, it was a great moment that we witnessed.

Ferid Bannour
Drummer Magazine No. 85 - December 1995

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