Monday, May 31, 2010

Magma - 2010-05-22 - Nijmegen - Photos from Erik Eggermont

Thanks to Immersteed, and of course, thanks to Erik.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Monseiur Chat Meets God

This photo was from the Jannick Top bass clinic in Nice on May 28, 2010. Who is the mysterious Magma fan on the left with the special sunglasses?

Friday, May 28, 2010

DIME - Magma May 22, 2010 - Nijmegen, Holland

26th Music Meeting
Nijmegen, Holland
May 22, 2010

Captured from
NetTransport -> dbPoweramp WMA-to-FLAC Converter

1) Slag Tanz
2) Emehntehtt-Re
3) Kobaia

Thanks to khupje for the link

Univers Zero - Rote Fabrik, Zurich - 1982

Our new friend, Rafael Kozub, gave me permission to repost some of the photos from his collection. Rafael also has a website that deals with Eurpoean avant-prog. Thanks Rafael.

Is the Magma Gig In Washington Still On???

Seventh has removed this gig from their website.

Does anybody know the story behind this gig? Stella? Francis?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Progression Magazine 1999

Thanks to Akoustikus once more for these scans of an article in Progression Magazine.

Review of Magma BBC 1974

Thanks to Akoustikus again. This is a review of magma BBC 1974 from a magazine called Sea of Tranquility.

Batteur Magazine no.70, July-August 1994

Thanks to Akoutikus for this scan.

Thierry Zaboitzeff (ex Art Zoyd) in Concert

Le cabinet du docteur Calligari +Thierry Zaboitzeff Live

Thursday, September 9, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Festival Calligari Berlin- Allemagne

Program for the 26th Music Meeting

Thanks to the anonymous reader for this.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wanted - Scans of Articles and Photos from Magma's Netherland Concert

Hupje? Anyone else from The Netherlands? I would love to reprint scans of recent Dutch newspaper articles.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Magma Tribute - Chile

Give it an "E" for Effort......

Magma - May 22, 2010 - Nijmegen, Holland

Magma ventured to the Netherlands to play the 26th Music Meeting in Nijmegen. It was the first time that Magma has played a gig in Holland in over 25 years. Word has it that Magma played a one-hour set to an audience comprised of a lot of people who had never heard of Magma before.

They played an abbreviated set consisting of:

1) Slag Tanz
2) E-R
3) Kobaia

A bunch of photos from the trip are posted on Magma's Facebook page.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

On DIME - Magma, December 11, 1996, Paris

Auditorium Des Halles
Paris France
December 11 1996



Avantprog Memorial Series #4

These concerts all come from the archive of Randy Jones. A long time trader/taper who went by the name Avantprog on this forum, and Malesch on some others. Randy was a good friend, and a true Texas gentleman( despite living in the Northeast for the last decade). Randy and I made regular road trips for concerts, including our annual pilgrimages to Quebec for the Victo fest, to Progday, Nearfest, and many others. Randy passed away on December 26 2009 after a 9 month battle with liver cancer, leaving a wife and two daughters. It was their wish that I have these recordings, with an eye towards saying thank you to the community of music lovers that Randy held dear.

Randy was a Magma fanatic. Myself, less so. There are a big pile of magma discs here, but after going through the botlist and other on-line resources, this was the only/best show that hadn't been previously seeded or banned/released. Apparently there was a 2 night stand in Paris, both of which were filmed, and there exists a sbd of the second night. This tape has some mic knocking/level adjusting at the beginning and end, and quite a bit of room ambience. Sounds excellent though, as if the mics were stand mounted. I didn't do much but retrack, adjust some levels, and create a few fades

A New URL for the French Magma Forum

If you have been unable to access the French Magma forum for the past week, please be aware that they have a new URL.

The former link was

The new link is

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Gerard Bikialo Spotting

Laurent Cokelaere (the bassist) has a photo of a gig on May 15, 2010 where none other than Gerard Bikialo is playing the keyboards. Now if only Laurent can get Gerard to go through his shoeboxes of photos and tapes !!!!

By the way, Kirt Rust, ex-Weijorde, is on the drums.

(Photo courtesy of Laurent)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thierry Zaboitzeff - Promethee

One of the most amazing album covers is from Thierry's Promethee album on Cryonic.

It is good to reconnect to Thierry after being out of contact since 1984. I hope to see him at RIO 2010 in September.

My favorite part of the album is track 13, from the 2:51 mark onwards. It reminds me a bit of one of my favorite Magma tracks, Ork Alarm.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Magma - La Rochelle, France - July 27, 1974

Thanks to Bernard for the pointer to these.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Part 2 of Magma on Tapage Nocturne is Coming Up

The first show gave us a fantastic version of Mekanik Komandoh from 1972 in stellar quality.

I hope that the next show highlights the period from 1973 to 1974, which in my opinion, is the greatest period for the band.

Maybe they will play the recording from Colmar 1974. (I bet that Klaus still has still tape in his attic somewhere...)

[Update - nothing special was played on the show. They opened with a live version of Hhai (probably from the 1975 Olympia live album), then played the BBC 74 version of Kohntarkosz, which was interrupted numerous times with conversation. ]

Jannick Top - Nantes Clinic - May 6, 2010

Thanks to Kohntark for this photo

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jannick Top Clinic in Nantes, May 6 2010

Thanks to our friend Bernard for the pointer to this:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Magma in Washington, DC - September 26, 2010

News from Herve from Magma ....

Magma will be playing in Washington, DC on September 26th, 2010, at Le Maison Francaise.

Two nights earlier, they will be playing in Wurzburg, Germany, so I hope that they won't be too jet-lagged.

Art Zoyd - May 20, 2010 - Valenciennes

Monday, May 3, 2010

Recording - Magma, Tapage Nocturne, May 3rd 2010, Part 1

Here is the recording of the 1st of 4 parts of the Magma retrospective on Tapage Nocturne. Thanks to our Uncle for this one. We certainly wouldn't mind an English translation of some of the more interesting bits.

I assume that the recording of MDK is the same version that many people have been sharing for a long time. I hope that this version comes directly from the master tapes. (Update: the sound quality of this is fantastic.)

by Bruno Letort

MAGMA (1/4)

Including some unreleased live recordings :
Korusz & MDK (Paris, ORTF, studio 104, 26 may 1972)

01 Intro (0:53) / Korusz
03 Interview (Christian Vander, 2010) (15:42) / Korusz
05 Interview (Klaus Blasquiz, 2010) (2:23)
06 Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (29:04)
07 Outro (2:17) [edited]

Total : 50'19
[official material has been removed : tracks 02, 04, 07].

Christian Vander (dr, voc)
Klaus Blasquiz (voc, perc)
Francis Moze (b)
Jean-Luc Manderlier (org)
Jeff "Yoch'ko" Seffer (sax)
Teddy Lasry (sax, fl)
Louis Toesca (tp)
Fran├žois "Faton" Cahen (k)

fm (France Musique, "Tapage Nocturne", 03 may 2010) > wav > flac
Uploaded by Uncle Meat, 2010.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Klaus Kombalad

This is a real rarity. Klaus Blasquiz singing Magma's #1 hit from the early 70's, backed by Sidji Moon. I hope that Laurent can upload the entire version somewhere.

Klaus Kombalad

This is a real rarity. Klaus Blasquiz singing Magma's #1 hit from the early 70's, backed by Sidji Moon. I hope that Laurent can upload the entire version somewhere.

Thollophonie - Zeuhl or Not Zeuhl

My friend Francois needs this question answered. Is his band Zeuhl? The bassist sounds like he definitely listens to Top.

What is Zeuhl anyway ?