Saturday, October 30, 2010

DIME - Magma - June 23, 2010 - Le Triton (Master)

LDB Master Series #247

Hello, this is a collection of masters I would like to seed here. I've been taping shows for more than 20 years
and have an awful lot of masters. Most of them are in the old cassette format, some others are on MiniDisc and others are on CD. I've taped many shows of many artists over the years, so don't be surprised if you will find many different artists taped! Some shows are already circulating, some others have not circulated through collectors yet. But most of all, enjoy! They all come from my mastertapes!

Please DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make  me stop sharing music here. PLEASE DO RESPECT THIS WISH and enjoy the music in lossless form.

Les Lilas, Le Triton
June 23, 2010

01.Ëmëhntëht-Rê & Long Encore Break

TT 82:55

Lineage: CA-14 (omnis) > CA-9100 > Edirol R-09 > HD (via USB) > Sony SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave (FLAC plugin - level 6)

Christian Vander — Drums, Vocals, Percussion
Stella Vander — Vocals, Percussion
Isabelle Feuillebois — Vocals
Hervé Aknin — Vocals
Benoît Alziary — Vibraphone, Keyboards
James MacGraw — Guitar
Bruno Ruder — Fender Rhodes
Philippe Bussonnet — Bass

I was not supposed to seed this one but having read all the thread related to the recent Magma show and as an appreciation to those seeders that DO share their effort here at DIME, I thought I would please more than one magma fan over here. The show is not complete: I spent the first half sitting in the first row (could not really stay in front of the band taping!) then I moved backwards on the second half and taped it. Soundwise this is excellent, hope you like it.

Let me also spend a few words regarding those "fans" mentioned in thoses threads that do not explicitly share their recordings but do indeed download and take pleasure from somebody else's recordings. I've been long enough in this hobby to remember back in the 80's and 90's where you had those shitty 'not for trade' lists that you could see but could not listen what was in them, just like young kids that have their teddy bear and do not want their friends to touch it. These days are long gone. Now the internet brings in a few minutes a concert that has been just recorded to the other side of the world. Gems are unearthed and shared just for the pleasure of receiving a 'thank you' from an unknown folk living in Australia. There is no more 'rare' and 'common' recording, no more f***ing 'not for trade' lists. And honestly, if you own a rare Magma soundboard, can you really be considered 'privileged' or 'more important' or 'luckier' than the others? Thanks god, there are more important things for which and may gain respect from others...

People who still live with the myth of being the only ones to be able to listen to a bloody Magma recording in DC are just poor gents who probably just have no clue about what are the real priorities.

I will attend Magma show in Cergy on November 27th. If any of you are there, let's have a beer (or two) and celebrate Magma!


PS: In the 'videos' folder you can find some video excepts that were show by a friend with a camera, just to give you a feeling of how that was...

DIME - Magma - Sept 25, 2010 - Wurzburg

Freakshow Artrock Festival

Lineage : ECM MS 957 microphone > Edirol R09HR wav 24 bits > wavelab (44-16) > flac 8


01 Slag Tanz
02 Félicite-Thösz
03 Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré

Benoit Alziary: vibraphone
Jim Grandcamp: guitare ( his 3rd gig with magma ..following the 2 USA shows)
Christian Vander: congas & maracas
Philippe Bussonnet: basse
Hervé Aknin: chant
Stella Vander: chant
Isabelle Feuillebois: chant
Bruno Ruder: rhodes

all pics by rodolphe taken from

uploaded to dime by hanwaker 2010-10

Thursday, October 28, 2010

DIME - Magma - Oct 16, 2010 - Freyming-Merlebach, France

washington, new york, wuerzburg ... all that shows are recorded but did not appear on dime ....
here's another one for all the fans without special connections!

"maison des cultures frontières"
freyming-merlebach, france

digital audience recording

lineage: aiwa cm ds-6 > zoom h2 > cd card > harddisc > audacity > wave editor > flac

time: 123:29

line up:
christian vander - drums, vocals
stella linon - Vocals & percussion
Isabelle Feuillebois - vocals & percussion
Herve Aknin - vocals & percussion
bruno ruder - fender rhodes
benoit alziary - vibraphone
james macgraw - guitar
phillippe bussonnet - bass

01. intro (2:12)
02. Slag tanz (16:02)
03. applause > felicite thosz (30:19)
05. applause (1:13)
06. emehtehtt-re (53:42)
07. applause (5:46)
08. kobaia (12:04)
09. applause (02:09)

some picture of the show inside the torrent
do not encode to lossy format, do not sell, enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

RIP Jacques Guiton

I just learned the sad news that Jacques Guiton, long time Magma afficionado and creator of the Magma Fan website, quietly and suddenly passed away last June.

Jacques was the one who recorded and shared the famous 1973 concert from Pont de Ce. This was our first exposure to the initial versions of Kohntarkosz and KA, and was one of the very first concerts that Jannick Top played with Magma. You can hear Jacques voice briefly at the start of track 3 on the recording. (I still can't understand what they are saying.)

RIP Jacques, and many thanks for your work on behalf of the Zeuhl community.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Wurdalaks (pre-Magma)

This seems to be the only known photo of The Wurdalaks, the group that Christian Vander was in before Magma.

From left to right:
Michel Rosengarten (guitar), Christian Grégoire (guitar), MOA (vocals), Christian Vander (drums), Richard Demaria (bass)