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4.14 | 421 ratings

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4 stars Magma does some hypnotic albums which draws the listener in like sugar to a bee.

This is the fourth album by Magma and the second really hardcore zeuhl album. The first one was the previous album Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh. And we are really talking hardcore zeuhl here. It starts out almost with a Tibetan munks drones and continues into a jazz, fusion, military tabook like music. Zeuhl in other words. But there is also a lot of chamber rock, also called RIO, here. A lot of rhythms and melody lines are active during the forty minutes of the original album I got. Things that really fascinates me and drags me in. Oh my, this is really progressive music in all it's glory !!

But where Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh was a bit more one dimentional, Köhntarkösz opens up into a lot more jazz than the above mentioned album. It still have this zeuhl kick and intensity. But it still allows air into the music. Hence, it shows a bit of a different side to Magma.

In short, this album really fascinates me. The music here is almost top rate. It is enthralling too. This for me is progressive rock and progressive music. Enough said.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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