Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Magma - Christian Vander: Tristan Et Iseult [Aka: Ẁurdah Ītah] CD (album) cover





4.19 | 302 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars A hardcore zeuhl album.

For those who wonders what zeuhl is all about, this album is the answer. This is an album full of hypnotic, repetetive marching band rhythms driven by piano taken out into symphonic prog and jazz land. The vocals are male, twisted mental asylum male vocals and operatic female vocals. This music has much more in common with a German opera (for example Faust) than rock music. This is not rock music at all. It also has a lot in common with jazz, one of the foundations of zeuhl. The music is full of small intricate details and grandious melodies. This music is well over the top in the same vein as ELP's best music is well over the top.

I am really enjoying this album and it is a great album in my view. There is a drive and a majestic feeling in this music that spurs me on to listen more and more to this album and Magma's music in general. There is no excellent music on this album, but it is still a great album.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this MAGMA review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives