Due to COVID-19, the French avant-garde band Magma was unable to perform live, so they decided to dive into the studio to create new material. This resulted in a brand new album titled Kãrtëhl, a collective album such as they have not made in a long time. The band reformed in 2020 and added new musicians to the lineup, which created opportunities for new innovative compositions. After the rather dark 2019 Zëss, this new work Kãrtëhl features bright and resolutely optimistic collective new work, the result of an “Operation Kartëhl”.
The 2LP Kãrtëhl includes 6 new tracks and an additional 2 bonus tracks, which are demos from Christian Vander’s personal collection, recorded at home in 1978. The vinyl edition features an etch on its D-side.
Recorded and mixed by Francis Linon at UZ Studio between March 7 and June 12 2022.
Mastered by Marcus Linon at Greasy Records Studio.
Produced by Stella Vander Linon.
Cover by Gérald Nimal at UZ Grafik.
Cover photo by Jean-Louis Blérol.
Kobaïan scribe by Maud Birk.
Special thanks to André Fisichella, Gilles Benejam, Hervé Charlet.
Bonus tracks from Christian Vander's personal collection:
7- Recorded in 1978.
Christian Vander: Piano, Vocals
René Garber: Vocals
8- Recorded in 1978.
René Garber: Piano, Vocals