Magma : Zombies [Üdü Ẁüdü, 1976] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Οι Magma, ένα από τα πιο ιδιοσυγκρασιακά σχήματα που σχετίσθηκαν ποτέ με το “ροκ” ιδίωμα, ιδρύθηκαν στα late ’60s από τον Christian Vander, ιδιοφυή συνθέτη & εκπληκτικό ντράμερ. Είναι Γάλλοι, οι στίχοι των περισσότερων κομματιών τους ωστόσο είναι σε μια γλώσσα δικής του[ς] επινόησης. Το κόνσεπτ των άλμπουμ τους, ένα μίγμα μυστικισμού και επιστημονικής φαντασίας, αφορά στην ιστορία μιας ομάδας ανθρώπων που εγκαταλείπουν τη Γη αναζητώντας καταφύγιο σε ένα άλλο πλανήτη…
Το κομμάτι που ακούμε από το άλμπουμ Üdü Ẁüdü του 1976 είναι από τα ελάχιστα με ορθόδοξο τίτλο, και είναι επιλεγμένο για την περίσταση. Το άκουσμα, βεβαίως, δεν είναι πιο ορθόδοξο απ’ το συνηθισμένο τους.

Magma, one of the most idiosyncratic bands ever associated with the “rock” idiom, was founded in the late ’60s by Christian Vander, brilliant composer & amazing drummer. They are French, the lyrics of most of their songs, though, are in a language of their own invention. The concept of their albums, a mix of sci-fi and mysticism, has to do with the story of a group of people who left the Earth in search of refuge on another planet…
The one we hear from the 1976 Üdü Ẁüdü album, is one of the few with an orthodox title and is selected for the occasion. The piece itself, of course, is no more orthodox than usual.

Enjoy!

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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