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Magma announce new album Kartëhl

Magma
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French zeuhl legends Magma have announced they will release a brand new studio album, Kartëhl, through Seventh Records on September 30.

"More than 18 months without being able to do a concert. This space of time, this imposed 'pause', was used to prepare a new album, a group album, like Magma hadn’t done for a long time," the band state.

The new album sees other members of the band's line-up joining previous sole composer Christian Vander in writing material for the new album. Vocalist Hervé Aknin has written Do Rïn Ïlï üss, keyboard player Thierry Eliez Walömëhndêm and fellow keyboardist Simon Goubert Wiï Mëlëhn Tü, with Christain Vander writing the remaining three tracks.

In addition to the six tracks the band recorded in 2022, the album contains two bonus tracks, demos recorded 'at home' from Vander's personal collection. Hakëhn Deis and Dëhndë were both recorded in 1978.

Kartëhl was recorded and mixed by Francis Linon at UZ studio between March 7 and June 12, 2022 and mastered at Greasy Records Studio by Marcus Linon. The album has been produced by Stella Vander Linon. You can see the new album artwork below.

Pre-order Kartëhl double vinyl.

Pre-order Kartëhl CD.

Magma

(Image credit: Seventh Records)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.