Content by tag "Magma"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Something Else! Festival 2019

Read "Something Else! Festival 2019" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Something Else!
St. John the Evangelist Church
Hamilton, Ontario
June 20-23, 2019

I must confess that I spend very little time in churches, so I would not normally be inclined to spend the first weekend of summer in one. But sometimes exceptions must be made, and such an exception ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Magma's “AKT XVIII - Marquee - Londres 17 Mars 1974” 2CD Now Available on Seventh Records

Magma's “AKT XVIII - Marquee - Londres 17 Mars 1974” 2CD Now Available on Seventh Records

In the ongoing series of rare live Magma recordings, AKT XVIII- Marquee- Londres 17 mars 1974 2-CD is now available on Seventh Records! At the time of this concert, “Köhntarkösz” was still in its phase of elaboration, although the recording of the studio album began only 2 months later. Large sequences were still not composed, others were ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

French Music Legends Magma To Perform With The Mëtalïk Orkestra At The Olympia In Paris - February 2 & 3, 2017

French Music Legends Magma To Perform With The Mëtalïk Orkestra At The Olympia In Paris - February 2 & 3, 2017

Bands and trends might come and go, but some of it is meant to stay. Far beyond a mere jolt to the music world or a fad phenomenon, Magma imposed themselves as early as the 1970's thanks to their unconventional and cliché-free approach to music. An unparalleled music, which is as violent as it is clever. Founded by ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

French Music Legends Magma To Play Select North American Dates Spring 2015

French Music Legends Magma To Play Select North American Dates Spring 2015

Paris, France: One of music's most innovative and eclectic ensembles Magma will be performing select North American dates beginning in April 2015! Swirling riffs in odd time signatures, theatrical choir arrangements, heavy and distorted pulsing bass guitar, bombastic and minimalistic (sometimes both at the same time), dark and brooding, adventurous and angelic, jazzy or classical, but always with the highly innovative and ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

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Sometime during the late 1960s, adventurous European rock musicians led by the likes of Gong, Soft Machine, Magma, and Arzachel began incorporating elements of avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and various ethnic musics into their own original progressive rock music. The result varied somewhat from region to region, but the most important thing was that very little ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently

Read "Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Martin Archer is a one-man music industry. Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, band-leader and label owner--Archer has made a virtue of doing things differently. From early beginnings in music forty years ago, he has built his label Discus into a catalog that is as fine in quality as it is eclectic in taste and content. Based in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

French Music Legends Magma Release EPOK 5 On DVD

French Music Legends Magma Release EPOK 5 On DVD

Paris, France - After the success of the DVDs EPOK 1-2-3-4, published in 2006 and 2007, the jazz club Le Triton again welcomed Magma in June 2011. This was for a nine concerts cycle to complete the DVD series "Myths & Legends."
 EPOK 5 not only includes pieces from 1971, 1977 and 1978 but also Félicité Thösz , the latest MAGMA ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kazuhisa Uchihashi and Tatsuya Yoshida: Barisshee

Read "Barisshee" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Since its inception, the Tzadik label has continued to introduce musicians from the vibrant Japanese underground scene. Prolific drummer Tatsuya Yoshida is one of the most famous, active in countless outfits--most of them duos and trios. Guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi, who now resides in Berlin, is a close collaborator, guesting in Yoshida's legendary Ruins, recording a series ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Music Legends Magma To Release New CD "Felicite Thosz"

Music Legends Magma To Release New CD "Felicite Thosz"

Paris, France - One of music's most innovative and eclectic ensembles, Magma, has released a new CD titled 'Felicite Thosz' internationally on Seventh Records (June 2012). Having emerged unscathed from STAR WARS, don't just sit there waiting for the end of the world. Take a leap into the MAGMA universe and grab their new studio album which is not to be ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Concepts of Pain: The Stuff of the Sixties

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This chapter is an excerpt from Naked Mind: On Music and Power, a work in progress by All About Jazz contributor Gordon Marshall.


It is said that the '60s ended in 1974, with Richard Nixon's resignation. On the one hand, there was nothing left to believe in. On the other, there was ...