Thursday, January 26, 2012

A New Eskaton Group on Facebook


I decided to create this page to celebrate the reformation of Eskaton.

Feel free to join and converse with other Eskaton fanatics.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eskaton 2.0 at the Gibus in Paris - Nov 25, 2011

I did not know that Eskaton had reformed, and I did not know that Eskaton played a gig last November in Paris. But, this video popped up on a search that I was doing on YouTube. It looks like Marc Rozenberg and Andre Bernardi have reformed Eskaton sans the female vocalists.

The new lineup is:

Marc Rozenberg: bass and vocals
André Bernardi: guitar
Jean-Philippe Gallet: vocals
Denis Levasseur:keyboards
Philippe Zarka: drums

The new band is being referred to  as Eskaton 2.0, and their new website is here.

Here is one of the three videos that they posted on YouTube.

Rest In Peace, Alain Juliac

It's with great sadness that I have to report the death of our friend, Alain Juliac, after a battle with cancer. Alain died peacefully, with no pain.

I first met Alain in the early 1980s. He was good friends with Bernard Gueffier, and Alain worked with Musea Records from the start, and was also a writer for Notes magazine. I met Alain again in Nancy in October 2007 when I went to see a series of Magma shows.

Alain loved Zeuhl music, and was good friends with the folks from Weidorje, Zao, and the Forgas Band. Alain also produced the "Hur" tribute CD, which features various groups playing arrangements of Magma tunes.

As my friend Francis says .... Alain is now producing albums for Hugh Hopper, Alan Gowen, and Elton Dean.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Steve and Kavus Talk About Magma and Life

Here is an interview with Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi. Of course, Magma is mentioned very prominently.