Space were a French electro/space-funk band that released four albums on Vogue between 1977 and 1980. Members: Didier Marouani [aka “Ecama”] (synthesizers, 1977-79, 1982-present), Roland Romanelli (synthesizers, 1977-80), Joe Hammer (drums, percussion, 1977-78), Cissy Stone (vocals, 1980), Jannik Top [aka Yannick Top] (bass, 1980), Patrice Tison (guitar, 1980) Discography: Magic Fly (1977) Deliverance (1977) Just […]

Izzanelli – April Orchestra Présente – Izzanelli – Samy Wathson, Vol. 49 (1982)

Izzanelli – Samy Wathson is an incognito library music album by French avant-garde musicians Jannick Top and Roland Romanelli, released in 1982 on CBS as number 49 in the label’s April Orchestra series. The album is one of several collaborations from this period between the erstwhile Magma bassist and ubiquitous electronic composer. Tracklist: A1. “Vénusia […]

Magma – Köhntarkösz (1974)

Köhntarkösz is the fourth album by French Zeuhl ensemble Magma, released in 1974 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Köhntarkösz Part One” (15:24) A2. “Ork Alarm” (5:27) B1. “Köhntarkösz Part Two” (15:59) B2. “Coltrane Sündïa” (4:11) Credits: Christian Vander — drums, vocals, piano, percussion Jannick Top — bass, cello, vocals, piano Klaus Blasquiz — vocals, percussion Gérard Bikialo […]

Christian Vander ‎– Tristan et Yseult (1974)

Tristan et Yseult is a soundtrack album by French Zeuhl musician and Magma figurehead Christian Vander, released in 1974 on Barclay. Tracklist: A1. “Mala welekaahm (Incantation)” (3:37) A2. “Bradia da zimehn iegah (L’initié a parlé)” (2:17) A3. “Maneh fur da zess (Ensemble pour le Maître)” (1:37) A4. “Fur di hel kobaia (Pour la vie éternelle)” […]

André Demay ‎– Generic (1980)

Generic is the singular solo album by French musician André Demay, released in 1980 on WEA. Tracklist: A1. Generic Cycle (5:50) A2. Nervous Structure (4:50) A3. Musical Syntax (4:20) A4. Sybarite Island (4:50) B1. Private Entrance (5:15) B2. Telepathically Yours (4:30) B3. Razzia Man (4:35) B4. Automatic Stop (5:00) Credits: Bass – Jannick Top Drums […]

Magma – Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh (1973)

Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh is the third album by French Zeuhl ensemble Magma, released in 1973 on Vertigo/A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Hortz Fur Dëhn Stekëhn West” (9:34) A2. “Ïma sürï Dondaï” (4:28) A3. “Kobaïa is de Hündïn” (3:35) B1. “Da Zeuhl wortz Mekanïk” (7:48) B2. “Nebëhr Gudahtt” (6:00) B3. “Mekanïk Kommandöh” (4:08) B4. “Kreühn Köhrmahn Iss de […]


Fusion were a French jazz-rock supergroup comprised of core Magma personnel Christian Vander, Benoît Widemann, Didier Lockwood, and Jannick Top. In 1981, they released the album Fusion on JMS. A live set from the year prior was released two decades later on Utopic. Members: Didier Lockwood (violin), Jannick Top (bass), Christian Vander (drums), Benoît Widemann […]