Released back in 1985 as a tribute to John Coltrane, Merci was the last studio effort by Magma, produced just before Christian Vander turned to his new project called Offering. Recorded from June 1982 to October 1984 at the Davout studios in Paris, Merci illustrates perfectly how Magma's electric music moved unabashed towards a more acoustic and peaceful place. The album's first four tracks introduce Magma's early 80s rhythm 'n' blues beginnings, a swing machine of stunning melodic variety, drenched in soul, with ornate brass arrangements and a breathtaking choir. On the last two tracks, the music is stripped back to it's essence, reaching inside the human soul looking for musical beauty in simplicity.
Call from the dark 7:16
Do the music 4:24
I must return 6:35
Eliphas Levi 11:04
The night we died 4:16
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