Paris, France - You have to see Magma live at least once in your life! For Magma, live performance is essential. Live performance allows – and forgives – no mistakes. You give your all, all at once. You are on a tightrope, with no safety net… It is too late for thought. The body, the hands and the instinct speak first; the fruit of reflection. This planned spontaneity, these raw sounds, this savage energy at concerts make live performance a wonderful experience.
Magma has joined up with Jazz Village to celebrate its 45th anniversary with an impressive series of new and classic releases. A series of new and classic Magma titles has been scheduled for release every month from September 2014 to November 2015. A legendary French group if ever there was one, Magma has continued to influence the course of contemporary music since their debut in 1969.
Combining the energy of rock and the ecstasy of jazz, as well as numerous classical influences from Béla Bartók to Carl Orff to the Viennese school, brick by brick Magma has built a unique musical monument that is destined to be a worldwide beacon, as long recognized by their large and devoted following. As says Christian Vander, the group’s founder, inspiration and visionary: “Magma had to be created, if not by me, then by someone else”. During this series of releases, lasting over a year, Magma has been on the road, performing numerous concerts in France as well as other countries where they have a strong fan base: Canada, U.K, Germany, Scandinavia, United States, Japan and for the first time, China. Magma's new live 12-CD box set Konzert Zünd will be released on November 13, 2015.
Köhnzert Zünd puts together is a sumptuous box set, all the band's official live shows, recorded between 1975 and 2000. On top of which are two extra records made of excerpts from shows given between 2005 and 2011, as well as two unreleased records of the unforgettable 2009 concert given at the Alhambra in Paris.
Magma Live Köhntark – 1975
Magma Live Hhaï – 1975
Retrospektiw 1 – 1980
Retrospektiw 2 – 1980
Retrospektiw 3 – 1980
Trianon Theusz Hamtaahk – 2000
Trianon Wurdah Itah – 2000
Trianon Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh – 2000
Triton Zelekt Zund 1 – 2005
Triton Zelekt Zund 2 – 2011
Alhambra 1 - 2009
Alhambra 2 - 2009
12 CDs – 35 musicians – 500 minutes of Music!
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