Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Michel Magne - Éléments Nº 1: La Terre (1978) + Éléments Nº 2: L'Eau (1980)

Two LPs of synth-y goodness from French composer Michel Magne. Unlike many synth bros, Magne has real key-playing chops, and he's happy to show them off -- check the classical piano tour de force that is "Planètes et Forêts." Éléments Nº 2: L'Eau is significantly less synth-y, and leans more heavily on piano, percussion, sitar, and the like.

Track listings:
-La Terre-
1. Signaux Codes Non Identifiés
2. Trip Psychiatrique
3. Plane Eros I
4. Planètes et Forêts
5. Terre Blessée
6. Plane Alpha II
1. Rêves de Liszt sur un Piano Mouillé
2. Tambour d'O
3. Vagues à l'Âme
4. Voyage en Eau Profonde
5. Aquatic Fonction
6. Facteur Pi en Mutation

Do deep-sea fish dream of electric moles?

You should also listen to:
Mother Mallard's Portable
Masterpiece Co. -
Like a Duck to Water
Asmus Tietchens - Nachtstücke
(Expressions et Perspectives
Sonores Intemporelles)


  1. Interesting stuff. Thanks. Apparently he created the concept of the residential, or home studio in 1969. Pink Floyd recorded 'Obscured by Clouds' at his place. Bowie was a guest too.

  2. Please is it possible to upload to another site. Zippyshare is unfortunately 'blocked' in the UK :(