Monday, January 29, 2007

Cruciferius - A nice way of life,LP, 1970, France,(Zeuhl classic!)

A classic ZEUHL LP from 1970. Christian Vander (MAGMA) is on the line up...more infos will be appreciated


Béatrice said...

One of the most wonderful french record from the 70's ! Thanks a lot for that !

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Vander had done anything outside Magma during that period. Very bluesy in a jazzy, Zeuhl way!

At moments I hear hints of Kobaia-era Magma from the Rhodes piano...
An interesting accompanyment to pre-MDK Magma.

Great post!

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much;Christian vander
is one of my favorite drummers and
I've been looking for it for a long

Anonymous said...

I had never seen this album, and doubted of its existence.
line up is actually:
Marc Perru / François Bréant / Bernard Paganotti / Patrick Jean.

Christian Vander was an original member of the band but left before this recording. I think he doesn't play at all on this album.

mina said...

this is a great album, thanks a lot for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

Who or what is this Zeuhl? Everyone says such good things how could one resist?

vdoandsound said...

shuggiemac- for more info go




Hanimex 3000 said...

Anybody noticed that? there's a strange artefact during the 1st track (c. 5'40").
Same remark for the last tune "Annabel Lee" (c. 3'50"). Pb during encoding or zipping

I didn't remember the guitarist was so out on "Big Bird", it spoils a bit the global impression. I prefer the sound of their single recorded in 1969, though the vocalist doesn't sing better, I guess he has a pb with the letter "r"... like me


peskypesky said...

you are so awesome!! you give us so much Zeuhl! even Obama hasn't given me Zeuhl.

V ! said...

what have you given to zeuhl peskypesky ? Thanks to mutant sounds for this wonderful zeuhl classic !

boogieman said...

I remember seeing this Lp in cut-out bins in Brussels, decades ago ... never paid any attention, thought it was some french pop music, with such a sleeve and name. Cruciferius! ... Never guessed it was Zeuhl / Magma related.
Thanks for sharing and improving my knowledge of obscure musical artefacts.

Dandelion said...


A pretty precise and comprehensive post on Cruciferius here :

Hope it helps.

Guy said...

Chistian Vander a quitté Crucifèrius avant d' entrer en studio. Il est remplacé par Patrick Jean qui participe donc à cet album. Auparavant, il était batteur du King Set, groupe dans lequel le claviers/chanteur était un certain Michel Jonas.