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Magma

 

Zeuhl

4.17 | 374 ratings

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3 stars Emehntehtt-Re ? 2009 (2.6/5) 10 ? Best Song: Part III?

I think we can once and for all retire after this one, says Christian Vander, or at least that's what we think he said. This is Chuck Mangy-Boney from Hit Parader, and we're here to introduce you to the man behind Zeuhl, Kobaia, and this whole futuristic fuss. For this interview we will be using google translate, Kobaian Beta.

Hit Parader ? What was it like to create the massive, multi-album opera, sir Vander?

Christian Vander ? Kobo nono Kommandoh whittt enthet-ru! (It was a load of raging bollocks and I never got paid enough).

Hit Parader ? I'm sorry to hear that. What were your thoughts on Emehntehtt-Re before coming into the studio to complete it?

Vander ? Ohh ohh baby hiittiii hittititit nono cumminiw Wolkoht, gunennnnttthththt. (I say that it was a horrible excursion into the realms of wasting my time for fans I don't care about).

Hit Parader ? What do you feel are the religious influences within your musical output?

Christian Vander ? Mekanik Theursz hetihntew Kimoniw koboloh hunteihnttmeirg-ruuhn. (All hail lord Satan!)

Alright, I think we've got enough for a printable interview. Good work, boys!

I'll keep it short. Decent! I'll expand a little. The group's final album thus far is, for all intents and purposes, the same as everything else they ever did, with howling and hooting female opera vocals set to a symphonic rock backdrop and in a language you could only pretend to understand. It's a burgeoning epic set in multiple parts telling the last (first) part of the Re trilogy. I've personally grown tired of the style over this mass journey. Maybe one day, when I've mustered the courage I'll play each album in chronological order and experience the fullness of the Kobaian tragedy (or is it a komedy?). Regardless, if you love Zeuhl, you'll want the album. It has all the good with little of the bad. I'm just saying it has absolutely nothing new to add to the legacy. Magma, for all their perversions and insights were a one trick pony. Sure, the one trick sounded neat in a synth-pop package, and it has a bevy of differing roots and ingredients, but I prefer my Magma like I prefer my magma ? hot, exciting, and fatal to the elderly.

Alitare | 3/5 |

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