Magma (band)

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Magma
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Magma performing live at Roadburn Festival, 2017
Background information
OriginParis, France
Genres Zeuhl, progressive rock, avant-rock, art rock
Years active1969–1983, 1996–present
Labels
Website magmamusic.org/en/home
Members Christian Vander
Stella Vander
Isabelle Feuillebois
Rudy Blas
Benoit Alziary
Hervé Aknin
Jérome Martineau-Ricotti
Philippe Bussonnet
Past members Francis Moze
Jannick "Janik" Top
Klaus Blasquiz
Didier Lockwood
Bernard Paganotti
Benoît Widemann
Teddy Lasry
Himiko Paganotti
Antoine Paganotti
Emmanuel Borghi
Bruno Ruder
Laurent Thibault
Jérémie Ternoy
Jim Grandcamp
James MacGaw

Magma is a French progressive rock band founded in Paris in 1969 by classically trained drummer Christian Vander, who claimed as his inspiration a "vision of humanity's spiritual and ecological future" that profoundly disturbed him. In the course of their first album, the band tells the story of a group of people fleeing a doomed Earth to settle on the planet Kobaïa. Later, conflict arises when the Kobaïans—descendants of the original colonists—encounter other Earth refugees.

Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid- to late 1960s. Initially termed "progressive pop", the style was an outgrowth of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard pop traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk, or classical music. Additional elements contributed to its "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic, technology was harnessed for new sounds, music approached the condition of "art", and the studio, rather than the stage, became the focus of musical activity, which often involved creating music for listening rather than dancing.

Christian Vander (musician) French musician

Christian Vander is a French drummer, musician, and founder of the band Magma. Besides his work with Magma, he has also performed solo, with the Christian Vander Trio and Christian Vander Quartet, and in Offering.

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Vander invented a constructed language, Kobaïan, in which most lyrics are sung. In a 1977 interview with Vander and long-time Magma vocalist Klaus Blasquiz, Blasquiz said that Kobaïan is a "phonetic language made by elements of the Slavonic and Germanic languages to be able to express some things musically. The language has of course a content, but not word by word." [1] Vander himself has said, "When I wrote, the sounds [of Kobaïan] came naturally with it—I didn't intellectualise the process by saying 'Ok, now I'm going to write some words in a particular language', it was really sounds that were coming at the same time as the music." [2] Later albums tell different stories set in more ancient times; however, the Kobaïan language remains an integral part of the music.

Constructed language Consciously devised language

A constructed language is a language whose phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, instead of having developed naturally, are consciously devised. Constructed languages may also be referred to as artificial, planned or invented languages and in some cases fictional languages. There are many possible reasons to create a constructed language, such as to ease human communication ; to give fiction or an associated constructed setting an added layer of realism; for experimentation in the fields of linguistics, cognitive science, and machine learning; for artistic creation; and for language games.

Kobaïan is a lyrical language created by French drummer and composer Christian Vander for his progressive rock band Magma. It is the language of Kobaïa, a fictional planet invented by Vander and the setting for a musical "space opera" sung in Kobaïan by Magma on ten concept albums.

In 1986, the French label Seventh Records was founded to (re-)publish Magma's and Vander's work. Over the years, Seventh has also released albums by related artists such as Stella Vander, Patrick Gauthier and Collectif Mu. [3]

Stella Vander French singer

Stella Vander is a French singer and musician.

History

Beginnings (1967–1971)

In early 1967, drummer Christian Vander played in the Wurdalaks and Cruciferius Lobonz, two rhythm and blues bands. With these groups, he wrote his first compositions, "Nogma" and "Atumba". The death of John Coltrane saddened Vander, who left the groups and traveled to Italy. He returned to France in 1969 and met saxophonist Rene Garber and bassist and conductor Laurent Thibault. Together with singer Lucien Zabuski and organist Francis Moze, they created the group Uniweria Zekt Magma Composedra Arguezdra, shortened to Magma. [4]

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, and aspirations.

John Coltrane American jazz saxophonist

John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. He remains one of the most influential saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church and a Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane and their son, Ravi Coltrane, is also a saxophonist.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

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After their first tour, Magma experienced significant lineup turnover. Vocalist Lucien Zabuski was replaced with Klaus Blasquiz, and pianist Eddie Rabin, double bassist Jacky Vidal, and guitarist Claude Engel also joined the group. The group worked on material for three months in a house in the Chevreuse Valley. Eddie Rabin was replaced by François Cahen on keyboards, and Laurent Thibault abandoned bass to devote himself to production. Francis Moze became the new bassist. The band also expanded with a brass section, consisting of Teddy Lasry on saxophone and clarinet, Richard Raux on saxophone and flute, and Paco Charlery on trumpet. The group's first album, Magma , was released in the spring of 1970 by Phillips Records. The group caused a sensation but audience reactions were mixed. [4]

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<i>Magma</i> (Magma album) 1970 studio album by Magma

Magma is the debut album by progressive rock or "zeuhl" group Magma, which was released as a double-LP in 1970. The album tells the story of a group of people fleeing a doomed Earth to settle on the fictional planet Kobaïa.

After the album was released, Claude Engel, Richard Raux, and Paco Charlery left the group. Jeff Seffer replaced Raux on saxophone, and Louis Toesca replaced Charlery on trumpet. Their second album, 1001° Centigrades, was released in April 1971. The album won the band more exposure, including a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. [4]

<i>1001° Centigrades</i> 1971 studio album by Magma

1001° Centigrades is the second album by progressive rock band Magma. It was originally released in 1971 under the title Magma 2. A 1973 reissue changed to title to 1001 Degrees Centigrades and changed the album cover from the Magma logo on a silver background to a color illustration of a twisting road with erupting volcano background. The 1990 CD reissue restores the original cover design and compromises with both titles. For this album,

Magma underwent several personnel changes: guitarist Claude Engel departed without being replaced, and Alain Charlery and Richard Raux made way for Louis Toesca (trumpet) and Jeff Seffer. This was the second installment in Magma's Kobaïan saga. With lyrics again performed in the band's invented language, the album chronicles the Kobaïan people's return to Earth to save the planet.

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Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh, to Üdü Wüdü (1972–1977)

In August 1972, Magma released the album The Unnamables , under the alias Univeria Zekt. However, the album sold only 1,500 copies. Many musicians left the band that year, including François Cahen, Louis Toesca, Jeff Seffer, Francis Moze, and Teddy Lasry. [4] That same year, Christian Vander recorded the soundtrack for Yvan Lagrange's film Tristan et Iseult. [4]

In 1973, Vander formed a new lineup of the band, adding Stella Vander as a second vocalist, Claude Olmos on guitar, Jannick Top replacing Francis Moze on bass, Rene Garber on saxophone and clarinet, and Jean-Luc Manderlier on keyboards, among others. This new version of the band would release their most famous work Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh, which would later become their most acclaimed album, and gave them international fame, [4] including a spot at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival, their first American performance. In 1974, under Vander's name, the band released a soundtrack album accompanying Yvan Lagrange's 1972 film Tristan et Iseult, also known as Ẁurdah Ïtah ; under Magma's name, they followed up with Köhntarkösz , which was successful among fans, but not received as well among the public as Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh. [4] The band would then go on a long, year-and-a-half long tour of France, and after another member shakeup (Bernard Paganotti replacing Jannick Top on bass, Didier Lockwood added as a violinist, Jean-Pol Asseline and Benot Widemann replacing Gerard Bikialo on keyboards, and Gabriel Federow replacing Claude Olmos on guitar), released their first live album, Live / Hhaï, in December 1975, recorded at the Taverne de l'Olympia in Paris. [5]

In 1976, Top briefly rejoined the band for the recording of the album Üdü Ẁüdü , but left soon after due to strained relations with frontman Christian Vander. More lineup turnover followed in 1977, with Jean DeAntoni replacing Gabriel Federow on guitar, Guy Delacroix replacing Bernard Paganotti on bass, and Clement Bailly hired as a second drummer.

Changing sound and breakup (1978–1984)

In 1978, Magma released the album Attahk . Vying for more commercial success, [6] the album included elements of soul, rhythm & blues, and funk music.

Celebrating 10 years as a band, in 1980, Magma performed three nights at L'Olympia in Paris, with guest appearances from many of the group's past musicians. These were recorded and released as Retrospektïẁ (Parts I+II) and Retrospektïẁ (Part III) . The concerts were successful, and allowed Magma to play a number of shows around France, including a three-week residency at Paris's Bobino in 1981, which was recorded and filmed, and later released as Concert Bobino 1981.

In 1984, the band recorded the album Merci , and disbanded shortly afterwards. Christian Vander formed other projects such as Offering, and various jazz projects including the Christian Vander Trio.

New era (1992-...)

Legacy

The band is widely considered to be musically adventurous and imaginative [7] [8] [9] among music critics. Magma uses choirs extensively in a way reminiscent of the composer Carl Orff. [10] Magma's music is also highly influenced by jazz saxophone player John Coltrane, and Vander has said that "it is still Coltrane who actually gives me the real material to work on, to be able to move on". [11]

Many of the musicians who have played with Magma have also formed solo projects or spinoff acts. The Kobaïan term Zeuhl has come to refer to the musical style of these bands and the French jazz fusion/symphonic rock scene that grew around them. [12] Besides Christian Vander, other well-known Magma alumni include the violinist Didier Lockwood, bassist-composer Jannick "Janik" Top, [13] and spinoff act Weidorje. [14]

Fandom

The band has a number of high-profile fans. Punk rock singer Johnny Rotten, [15] metal musician Kristoffer Rygg, [16] Steven Wilson formerly of Porcupine Tree, [17] Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth, [18] magician Penn Jillette, and Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky have all stated their admiration of the band.

In the 1980s, British World champion snooker player Steve Davis declared himself a passionate follower of the band since his youth and used some of his winnings to promote a series of concerts by Magma in London. [19]

Television journalist Antoine de Caunes wrote a biography of the band entitled Magma. [20] [21]

Discography

Studio albums

Live albums

EPs

Compilations/Boxsets/Other material

Videos

Personnel

Christian Vander at Roadburn Festival 2017 MAGMA @ Roadburn Festival 2017 03.jpg
Christian Vander at Roadburn Festival 2017

Members

History of the members(a hidden table)
PeriodFormation
1969
April 1969 – August 1969
August 1969 – October 1969
October 1969 – January 1970
January 1970 – August 1970
October 1970 – December 1970
mid January 1971 – end December 1971
end December 1971 – beginning January 1972
beginning January 1972 – end December 1972
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
  • Jeff Seffer – saxophone
  • Francis Moze – bass
  • Christian Vander – drums & composer
  • Faton Cahen – keyboards
  • Teddy Lasry – saxophone & clarinet
  • Louis Toesca – trumpet
  • Jean-Luc Manderlier – second keyboards
end December 1972 – mid January 1973
mid January 1973 – March 1973
March 1973 – May 1973
May 1973 – end December 1973
January 1974 – March 1974
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Jannick Top – bass
  • Claude Olmos – guitar
  • Christian Vander – drums & composer
  • René Garber – saxophone & clarinet
  • Teddy Lasry – saxophone & flute
March 1974 – August 1974
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Jannick Top – bass
  • Claude Olmos – guitar
  • Christian Vander – drums & composer
  • Gérard Bikialo – keyboards
  • Teddy Lasry – saxophone & flute
September 1974 – November 1974
January 1975 – August 1975
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Gabriel Federow – guitar
  • Christian Vander – drums & composer
  • Jean-Pol Asseline – keyboards
  • Benoît Widemann – second keyboards
  • Didier Lockwood – violin
  • Bernard Paganotti – bass
September 1975 – February 1976
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Gabriel Federow – guitar
  • Christian Vander – drums & composer
  • Patrick Gauthier – keyboards
  • Benoît Widemann – second keyboards
  • Didier Lockwood – violin
  • Bernard Paganotti – bass
March 1976 – September 1976 (first split)
November 1976 – January 1977 (first reformation)
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Gabriel Federow – guitar
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Jean-Pol Asseline – keyboards
  • Benoît Widemann – second keyboards
  • Bernard Paganotti – bass
January 1977 – mid 1977
mid 1977 – end 1977
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals
  • Jean De Antoni – guitar
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Benoît Widemann – second keyboards
  • Guy Delacroix – bass
  • Clément Bailly – second drums (guest)
January 1978 – mid 1978
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
  • Christian Vander – drums & composer
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Benoît Widemann – second keyboards
  • Guy Delacroix – bass
  • René Garber – clarinet
mid 1978 – beginning 1979 (second split)
mid 1979 – end 1979 (second reformation)
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Jean-Luc Chevalier – guitar & bass
  • André Hervé – second keyboards
  • Maria Popkiewicz – vocals
  • Benoît Widemann – keyboards
  • Jean De Antoni – guitar
end 1979 – January 1980
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Dominique Bertram – bass
  • Francis Lockwood – second keyboards
  • Maria Popkiewicz – vocals
  • Benoît Widemann – keyboards
  • Michel Hervé – bass
  • Jean-Michel Kajdan – guitar
January 1980 – June 1980
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Dominique Bertram – bass
  • Francis Lockwood – second keyboards
  • Maria Popkiewicz – vocals
  • Benoît Widemann – keyboards
  • Michel Hervé – bass
  • Jean-Luc Chevalier – guitar
  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussions
June 1980 – end 1980 (reunion of old members for 3 shows)

The following musicians are not on the record sold:

end 1980 – mid 1981
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Maria Popkiewicz – vocals
  • René Garber – clarinet
  • Benoît Widemann – keyboards
  • Jean-Michel Kajdan – guitar
  • Jean-Pierre Fouquey – piano
  • Guy Khalifa – vocals
  • François Laizeau – percussions
  • Dominique Bertram – bass
  • Francis Lockwood – second keyboards
  • Jean-Luc Chevalier – guitar
  • Marc Éliard – bass
  • Jannick Top – bass
  • Doudou Weiss – second drums
  • Richard Raux – saxophone & flute
  • Arrigo Lorenzi – saxophone
  • Alain Guillard – wind instruments & trumpet
  • Yvon Guillard – wind instruments & saxophone
mid 1981 – beginning 1982
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Stella Vander – vocals, percussions
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Maria Popkiewicz – vocals
  • René Garber – saxophone & clarinet
  • Benoît Widemann – keyboards
  • Jean-Michel Kajdan – guitar
  • Jean-Pierre Fouquey – piano
  • Guy Khalifa – vocals
  • Dominique Bertram – bass
  • Jean-Luc Chevalier – guitar
  • Marc Éliard – bass
  • Doudou Weiss – second drums
  • Arrigo Lorenzi – saxophone
  • Alain Guillard – wind instruments & trumpet
  • Yvon Guillard – wind instruments & saxophone
  • Patrick Gauthier – keyboards
beginning 1982 – mid 1982
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Maria Popkiewicz – vocals
  • René Garber – clarinet
  • Benoît Widemann – keyboards
  • Jean-Pierre Fouquey – piano
  • Dominique Bertram – bass
  • Jean-Luc Chevalier – guitar
  • Marc Éliard – bass
  • Francois Kokelaere – percussions
  • Arrigo Lorenzi – saxophone
  • Alain Guillard – trumpet
  • Yvon Guillard – saxophone
  • Patrick Gauthier – keyboards
mid 1982 – beginning 1983
beginning 1983 – end 1983
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Jean-Pierre Fouquey – piano
  • Dominique Bertram – bass
  • Jean-Luc Chevalier – guitar
  • Marc Éliard – bass
  • Francois Kokelaere – percussions
  • Simon Goubert – keyboards
  • Guy Khalifa – vocals
  • Michel Graillier – keyboards
  • Christian Martinez – trumpet
  • Sylvin Marc – bass
  • Patrick Gauthier – keyboards
  • Pierre Moerlen – drums (guest)
end 1983 – end 1984
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals & composer
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Liza Deluxe – vocals
  • Jean-Pierre Fouquey – piano
  • Dominique Bertram – bass
  • Simon Goubert – keyboards
  • Christian Martinez – trumpet
  • Guy Khalifa – vocals
  • Denis Leloup – trombone
  • Freddy Opsepian – trumpet
  • François Laizeau – percussions
  • Michel Gaucher – saxophone
  • René Garber – clarinet & saxophone
  • Jean-Luc Chevalier – guitar
  • Steve Shehan – percussions
  • Alex Ferrand – vocals
end 1984 – beginning 1985
1986 – 1990 solo projects of Christian Vander, Magma on stand by
February 1990 with OFFERING
1991
  • Julie Vander – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Isabelle Feuillebois – vocals
  • Addie Déat – vocals, keyboards
  • Jean-François Déat – vocals, keyboards
  • Emmanuel Borghi – keyboards
  • Pierre-Michel Sivadier – keyboards
  • Christian Vander – drums
1992
1992 – 1996
1996
1997
  • Bertrand Cardiet – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Isabelle Feuillebois – vocals
  • Jean-François Déat – vocals, keyboards
  • Franck Vedel – guitar
  • Philippe Bussonnet – bass
  • Pierre-Michel Sivadier – keyboards
  • Christian Vander – drums
October 1997 – 1998
1999 – 2001
2002
  • Antoine Paganotti – vocals
  • Himiko Paganotti – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Isabelle Feuillebois – vocals
  • James McGaw – guitar
  • Philippe Bussonnet – bass
  • Emmanuel Borghi – keyboards
  • Christian Vander – drums
March 2003 – 2005
  • Antoine Paganotti – vocals
  • Himiko Paganotti – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Isabelle Feuillebois – vocals
  • James McGaw – guitar
  • Philippe Bussonnet – bass
  • Fred d'Oelsnitz – piano
  • Emmanuel Borghi – keyboards
  • Christian Vander – drums
beginning February 2006 – 2008
  • Antoine Paganotti – vocals
  • Himiko Paganotti – vocals
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Isabelle Feuillebois – vocals
  • James McGaw – guitar
  • Philippe Bussonnet – bass
  • Benoît Alziary – vibraphone
  • Emmanuel Borghi – keyboards
  • Christian Vander – drums
beginning February 2008 – 2012
beginning 2012 – present

Timeline

Magma (band)

See also

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