MAGMA
(1970-1977 - studio & oddities)
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1970-03-?? - Paris, FR - studio - Nau Ektila demo - sbd (14m)
Christian Vander, Klaus Blasquiz, Francis Moze, Teddy Lasry, Francois Cahen, Claude Engel, Alain Charlery,
Richard Raux, Jacky Vidal

1) Nau Ektila (14:24)

* [Cut ].

Source: traded cd-r > eac > flac8.
[MAGMA - Nau Ektila demo 1970 (SBD)] Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - Trader's Little Helper detects lossy source.
"This is the earliest known unofficial recording of Magma, a demo version of "Nau Ektilah" from the self-titled first album. I got it labelled as 1970, but for all I know it could actually have been recorded in 1969; very hard to say at this juncture".
Session and recording listed on Ork Alarm website as March 1970.


1972-01-?? - ?, FR - unknown studio - "Tristan Et Iseult" (Wurdah itah demos) (26m)
Christian Vander, Klaus Blasquiz, René Garber, Jean-Pierre Lembert

1) fragment 1 (4:30)
2)
fragment 2 (1:47)
3)
fragment 3 (0:55)
4)
fragment 4 (0:35)
5)
fragment 5 (1:00)
6)
fragment 6 (5:07)
7)
fragment 7 (5:57)
8)
fragment 8 (2:17)
9)
fragment 9 (1:15)
10)
fragment 10 (3:02)

Source: ? gen cassette > CDR > flac.
[1972 - Wurdah Itah demos] Shared as torrent on Dime by Olvator.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"These are fragments of a demo tape recorded by Christian Vander and others in January 1972. This tape was later used as a soundtrack for the movie Tristan & Iseult by Yvan Lagrange. These are different recordings as on the official "Tristan et Iseult" album by Christian Vander. The recording is edited into 10 different fragments featuring themes of Wurdah Itah and Mekanik.


1972-1978 - "Korusz 3" - sbd - aud (77m)
Christian Vander (drum solos)

1) Ptah (Studio F, Radio Bremen, Germany, February 6th 1974) (19:36)
2)
Ptah (Orleans, France, June 22nd 1977) (5:12)
3)
Ptah (Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, February 8th 1974) (18:23)
4)
Ptah (St.Malo, France, August 14th 1978) (22:17) *
5)
Ptah (La Grande Motte, France August 14th 1974) (6:03)
6)
Ptah (Metz Jazz Festival, France 1972) (6:19)

* [Cuts at 4:18, 4:53 (with 10 sec. overlap), 16:22 and 21:12].

Source: Assembled drum extravaganzas from 1972 - 1978 (sdb and audience recordings).
[1970s - PTAH] Shared as torrent on Dime by Olvator.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"Assembled here are drum solos by Christian Vander in his prime. During the Seventies he started to showcase long drum solos during MAGMA shows, and by 1974, they had evolved into several movements of energetic improvised sections ...".
Shows and recordings listed on Ork Alarm website (see each show for details). Ork Alarm lists St. Malo as Oct. 14th 1978.


Late 1973-1973 - Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh - various demos - sbd (3m + 15m + 21m)
Christian Vander + various Magma lineups

Late 1972:
1) Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (3:56) *
January 1973 - Paris, FR - Studio Aquarium:
2) Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (15:56)
1973-04-15? - Oxford, UK - The Manor:
3) Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (21:38) **

* MDK with "trifondi afrodite" (?!?) late 1972.

Source: trade cdr--> EAC-->wav--flac.
[1973 - MDK- demos 73] Shared as torrent on Dime by Hanwaker.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
Recording sessions for "M.D.K." at the Oxford Manor listed on Ork Alarm website (is this from the same sessions?)


1973-??-?? - "Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh" demo - sbd? (14m)
Christian Vander + unknown lineup

1) Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (14:33) *

* Fades in.

Source: traded cd-r > eac > flac8.
[1973 - mdk demo] Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"I got this as filler in a trade some years back with a Japanese trader. Note that two "demo" versions of Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh have been released commercially (...) I have both of these releases and this track is not the same...".
Recording sessions for "M.D.K." listed on Ork Alarm website (is this from the same sessions?)


1973-05-?? - Oxford, UK? - The Manor? - M.D.K. - studio pre-mix - sbd (17m)
Christian Vander, Klaus Blasquiz, Jean-Luc Manderlier, Teddy Lasry, René Garber, Jannik Top

1) Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (17:34)

Source: flac-ed and uploaded to dime by hanwaker -04-07
[1973 - MDK-studio-pre-mix 17 min] Shared as torrent on Dime by Hanwaker.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"It has studio chatter before and after the take making this a complete version
fine quality".
Recording session for "M.D.K." listed on Ork Alarm website (April 15th 1973 at Oxford Manor - is this the same session?)


1977-10-?? - Herouville, FR - Chateau d'Herouville - studio - Attahk rehearsals - sbd (11m)
Christian Vander, Stella Vander, Guy Delacroix

1) Liriik Necronomicus Kanht (5:25) *
2) Spiritual (3:01) **
3) Maahnt (2:41)

* [Cuts in].
** Fades out.

Source: ? gen cassette > CDR > flac.
[MAGMA - Attahk rehearsals 1977 (SBD)] Shared as torrent on Dime by Olvator.
True lossless source.
"As some have requested, here is my copy of the so-called "Attahk Rehearsals". These are rough sketches of three tunes from Attahk, featuring Christian Vander, Guy Delacroix and Stella Vander. There is no drumming on these takes...".
Rehearsals and recording listed on Ork Alarm website.


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