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ATTAHK

Magma

 

Zeuhl

3.68 | 218 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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3 stars "Live" that had been announced in 1975 was a masterpiece on which power and the idea of Magma were splendidly concentrated. An advanced result struck close to home to the listener by "Live" on one the top with the original outlook on the world and overwhelming performance power after they had debuted.

And, the music character of Magma since "Live" is gradually revolutionized. The content of each work at this time was always certainly offering the listener a sense of existence of Magma developing an exactly high-quality performance. However, the change in consideration to the music of the band might appear in the tune in "Udu Wudu" and this "Attahk" announced in 1976.

The secession of Jannick Top who one of the important people of the band and the change of the return might have caused a little confusion in the band. And, the discord with the member who had been supporting an initial band might also have given the trouble to the directionality of the band.

The band temporarily faces the state of dissolution. However, the band expands the width of directionality and the idea of music and has advanced further. The result was "Udu Wudu". As the change from "Udu Wudu" to this "Attahk", it is a point that the construction of the tune is refined from the chaotic world of the sound till then and the element of Improvisation. Or, the point that Christian Vander began to grasp the initiation for the song. These points might be important in the point to talk about Magma at this time.

Dash feeling of "The Last Seven Minutes". Or, a beautiful melody of "Dondai" will be able to discover directionality that Magma is new.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |

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