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ÜDÜ ẀÜDÜ

Magma

 

Zeuhl

3.73 | 282 ratings

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mau
4 stars 4.5 stars really

Here begins the "change" of Magma; in this, Attahk and Merci, they incorporated R&B, Funk and Soul influences that are very clear.

I wish i couldn't mention De Futura at the begin of this review, but it's impossible to me because that song is a another landmark in Zeuhl genre. It's the longest track (over 17 minutes) of the album, and it's very evil. But that's not all, the album has five songs more, and they're good too!

The cd begins with Udu Wudu, a very "happy" song, something strange (because we're talking about Magma, not the Bee Gees). The purists of early Magma's records maybe hate this album, but i don't mind. It's fresh, and different. It reminds me to Robert Fripp, with his recognized quote: "King Crimson is a way of doing things". By the same way, we can applicate that to Magma. They reinvent themself with every new record.

Some parts of this and Attahk were included in Emehntehtt-Re album (2009) -i will review it in later-.

Well, to not be very extense, i will talk about De Futura, the best track on this record. The choral voices are similar to MDK, but different at the same time. The main "riff" is very strange, and even absurd, but rough. The song gathers intensity from the eight minute, when the Jannick Top's bass begins destroying all. The bass riff is repeated from there to the end and it's faster every time, to the point of ending the song. Very simple to say it, but very hard to get into the first time, obviously.

9/10

mau | 4/5 |

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