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Magma's entire back catalogue to be reissued

All albums by Christian Vander's sprawling prog rock project to be made available on vinyl again

Greetings Kobaïans! Jazz Village are planning an enormous Magma dump, pressing all the group’s original albums to vinyl and releasing two new recordings. A new extended recording of “Rïah Sahïltaahk”, which originally appeared on 1001˚Centigrades is out now on CD and vinyl. Also in the pipeline are vinyl only reissues of Köhntarkösz Anteria, Köhntarkösz, and Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré. In January, a new recording of Axiom will be released, which contains a new recording of Slag Tanz, which has previously only been heard live.

To mark the 45th anniversary of the group’s creation, Magma will also be performing a series of live concerts, with a three week stint lined up at the Triton in Paris, before heading further afield. No dates are confirmed yet but there are plans for performances in South America, UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Japan and the United States.

Over 100 members have passed through the group, with the first incarnation assembled by the group’s leader Christian Vander in 1969 as a direct response to the death of John Coltrane in 1967. Vander famously created a new language for his group, Kobaïan, a reference to the fictional planet Kobaïa, the backdrop for Magma’s prog-ventures. More info incoming here.

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Tickets are already on sale for the Magma concert at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Sq, London on May 8th, and I think Manchester the night before. Check seventhrecords.com for details

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