Magma - Mythes et Legends Volume Four DVD
In May, 2005, Magma took over the wonderful Parisian club "Le Triton" for four weeks with an ambitious, over the top project; a retrospective of 35 years of Magma music, showcasing some of their best known pieces from 1970 to the present. The four sold-out weeks were a major success. This is the fourth and final of the series of DVDs which capture the best of these performances for the world beyond Le Triton to enjoy them. The band here includes the then current line-up of Magma (Christian Vander, Stella Vander, James Mac Gaw, Emmanuel Borghi, Philippe Bussonnet, Isabelle Feuillebois, Antoine Paganotti, Himiko Paganotti) with guests Aymeric Avice (trumpet), Hugues Mayot (sax) and Frédéric d'Oelsnitz (Fender Rhodes and keyboards). The emphasis here is on the final period of Magma in the very late 1970s and early 80s, before their dissolution and before their stupendous rebirth over a decade later. But even though you get some of what I feel is the groups lesser material, there's also a stupendous rendition of the stupendous Kohntarkosz Anteria, which is a full 50' long and, imo, justifies the purchase of the DVD even if you aren't going to watch anything else on here! Tracks are: Zess (33'), In a Dream, The Night We Died, Otis, Kontarkhosz Anteria, Kobaia. Total time is over an hour and a half and while this is the only one in the series that I can't say is 'completely wonderful', enough of it is that I can still say 'highly recommended.
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