Saturday, April 10, 2021

Mystery Photo Discovered: Where? When? Who is the vocalist?

Thanks to our friend Olivier F for this great unknown photo.

Update from Klaus Blasquiz:

"This choirist only made an appearance with Magma during the concert at the Palais des Sports de Bordeaux. She was part of an occasional choir set up for... the occasion!"

More info here:

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Magma at "Village Alsacien", Hall A, Parc des Expositions de la Foire aux Vins, Colmar, May 19, 1973.

Thanks to our good friend Olivier F, we have some unseen photos of Magma from Colmar in May 1973. The photos are from Guy Mas. If you are still reading this blog ... thanks, Guy!


Monday, January 25, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

An Amazing Version of MDK-Something-or-Other

Fernand L ' Eclair at Run Ar Puns at Jakez's in Chateaulin in... 1979.

Thanks to Herve Bellec for this.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Henry Cow and Jannick Top - Never Seen Photo

I have never seen this photo before. Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, and maybe Lindsay Cooper, just before a gig in France in 1975. I am not sure if this is from the Nancy Jazz Pulsations festival or from the Sigma Festival in Bordeaux.

Look who is spying on the Cow from within the tent.

Monday, April 13, 2020

New 1973 Photo Found: Magma and Nico

It takes something very rare to make me resurrect this blog again and to add a new post. But this is one of those occasions.

Thanks to Kohntarkosz friend Olivier Fromentin for finding this unseen photo on a Facebook group.

This was taken backstage at the Reading Festival in the summer of 1973.

From left to right: Claude Olmos, Gerard Biakilo, Klaus Blasquiz, Christian Vander, Jannick Top, and Nico.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Vox Nostra, De Futura, and Other News

I haven't updated this blog in a while, as I have been taking a break from listening to Magma. I am poking my head out of the sand to give you a few pieces of news.

First, I will be at the Soleil Zeuhl Festival on September 18. I am so excited about this festival, created by the hardest working man in the world of Zeuhl, Alain Lebon. 4 great bands and good vibes. We tend to organize various Zeuhl Meals, so if you are going to be in Paris for this festival and care to share a meal with fellow loonies, let me know.

Second, I have been trying to get my fix of Zeuhl without having to think about Christian Vander.

I have been listening a lot to Vox Nostra, and band led by Pierre Minvielle, with Jean-Claude Delachat (formerly of Eider Stellaire) on guitar. They sing totally in Latin, but the compositions evoke classic Magma. Check them out here:

I recommend the song Doloris Puer to start with.

The Vox Nostra Facebook page is here:

Also, a great version of De Futura, arranged for an ensemble of cellos: