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KÖHNTARKÖSZ

Magma

 

Zeuhl

4.15 | 467 ratings

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mau
5 stars Kohntarkosz is almost doom metal. All the suite (that's divided in two parts due to vinyls) is a slow piece that is dominated by the Jannick Top's bass and the synthesizers.

The first part of the Kohntarkosz suite is something very dark. Many bands of the avant-garde rock movement from France and Belgium adopted the heaviness of this album (and obviously of all the Magma's discography) to make albums that sound like a desesperate serpent in a box.

I want everyone to listen the piano from the 6 minutes to forward. Tell me if there's another thing that can beat that enigmatic and dark sound! The choral voices whisper "üts, üts" for so much minutes, making this song very atmospheric and "quiet" (if you know what i mean). Incredibly amazing (10/10)

The second part of the Kohntarkosz suite is more rough, leaving the slow tempo to a more jazz-rock tempo. This part (around the 6:33 minutes) is one of my favourites parts of the album. The drums sound like an AK-47. How can humans make songs like this? (10/10)

The rest of the album is completed by Ork Alarm, that is like "chamber rock", in the vein of Univers Zero and Art Zoyd and Coltrane Sündia (this one being a homage to John Coltrane: Coltrane Rest In Peace -in kobaian-).

These two songs are not as good as the Kohntarkosz suite, but it's ok.

A classic record by the classic period of Magma.

mau | 5/5 |

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