Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rene Bosc - Zeuhl-Inspired Arrangement of Bartok

Rene Bosc is a composer and a conductor who happens to be a huge fan of Magma and Zeuhl Music. He has taken a piano piece by Bela Bartok and re-arranged it for 2 pianos and percussion. When I listen to this arrangement, I can help but think of Wurdah Itah. Definitely worth a listen.

When you listen to this piece, you will definitely see the inspiration that Vander drew from Bartok.

And, here is one more surprise .... Rene told me that later this year, he will be conducting an orchestra in his arrangement of .... wait for it ..... Wurdah Itah !!! (According to Memo, Rene has conducted this before ... so where is the video !!!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Please Help Finish Romantic Warriors II

One of our readers wanted to know if I might be interested in publicizing the effort to complete a new documentary on the RIO music scene. TO that end, I have reposted a  message from the Progressive Ears forum. The filmmakers need our help in order to finish the documentary.

Hey there — Romantic Warriors - A Progressive Music Saga directors Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder here. Thanks for taking the time to check out our new film, called Romantic Warriors II - About Rock in Opposition.

An IndieGoGo campaign has been launched to raise funds for our new documentary, Romantic Warriors II - About Rock in Opposition.

Watch the 5' min trailer by clicking the link below

We have 20 days to raise $5,000. The money will help us finish the film by July. You can pledge from $5 to $1,000. Any amount is truly welcomed. In return, we have listed a number of perks such as DVDs, T-Shirts and the opportunity to get your name listed in the final credits of the film.

We're so excited about this project and deeply appreciate that you've taken an interest. This time we spent filming in Europe and the U.S. and discovered a fountain full of incredible musical treasures. We couldn't be happier with the friendships we made and the footage we collected, and it will be a huge thrill to share the finished movie with all of you, once it's complete. We're extremely grateful for your help bringing this film to life.

Our team has been working on this project for over two years, and it's been a labor of love. Until now, we've been able to fund the entire cost of production on our own, and the good news is that the whole movie has already been shot and we have a rough cut. But as we transition into the completion phase, we need your help to get us over the finish line.

You can help in a number of ways. First and foremost — by donating to this IndieGoGo campaign. IndieGoGo is open to anyone who has a valid bank account or credit card anywhere in the world. This alone makes IndieGoGo better than Kickstarter to everyone outside the US.

Your contribution will make the film's completion possible, and as thanks for your generosity, we'll hook you up with some awesome and unique prizes. Your support will go directly toward:

Paying our Assistant Editors
Licensing fees
Sound mixing
Color/Sound Correction
Other Post-Production Costs

The funding goal we have set is the amount that will help us finish this project by our deadline. Additional money collected beyond our goal would be immensely helpful and allow us to promote the film and start an outreach campaign for the film.

There are some other important ways you can help. The more people who are aware of our project, the better our chances of raising the necessary funds. By emailing your friends about the film, posting a link to this page on Facebook, or spreading word on Twitter, you'll be giving us crucial, valuable support. Please help us reach as many people as possible!

We hope you will join us to bring the story of these outstanding musicians to the outside world — and help raise awareness for their music. It's a powerful story and we're grateful for the opportunity to tell it. Thank you so much for joining in and becoming a part of this!

We need your help! Pledge!

Our anticipated completion date is July 2012. Please help us finish our film by pledging via IndieGoGo. All funds raised will go directly toward the film to help pay our asistant editors, translations, transcriptions, subtitling, graphics, licensing fees, sound mixing, color correction and mastering.

Invite your friends to support our project!

We also encourage you to support us by liking our Facebook page or by sharing this project with friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else you know who may be interested in supporting this project.

Thank you for your contributions and support!


AND PLEASE: EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS, POST A LINK ON FACEBOOK, OR TWEET ABOUT US at!/ProgDocumentary! Anything you can do to help spread the word will be of tremendous service, and is enormously appreciated.

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We'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012 - Nice

If you have any reviews of tonight's concert, please send them in !

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Magma - Carre Bleu - Europe 1 - October 1971

Thanks to Denis R. for a photo that he took himself. This is Magma appearing on the Carre Bleu radio show in October 1971. It was during this show that they recorded the 45 that contains Klaus Kömbalad and Mekanïk Kommando.