Mekanik destruktiw kommandoh

Label
Seventh records
Release date
1 May 2006
Running length
7 tracks
Running time
44:12

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Hortz fur dehn stekehn west 10:14 7,708
2 Ima suri dondai 4:12 7,998
3 Kobaia is de hundin 3:35 6,707
4 Da zeuhl wortz mekanik 7:18 7,986
5 Nebehr gudahtt 7:37 7,001
6 Mekanik kommandoh 8:03 10,069
7 Kreuhn kohrmahn iss de hundin 3:13 5,242

About this album

Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh (MDK) is the third and last part of the the Theusz Hamtaahk song cycle. It tells the story of Nebëhr Gudahtt, a prophet who tries to make people of earth to understand the Kobaian philosophy.

Ẁurdah Ïtah, the second movement, was recorded as a Christian Vander solo album as a soundtrack for the Yvan Lagrange movie Tristan et Iseult.

Theusz Hamtaakh, the first movement, has only been performed live. No studio recordings of the movement have been made. However, there are three official live recordings of the movement: the BBC London, “Retrospektiw (Parts I+II)”, and “Theusz Hamtaahk Trilogie” recordings.

A brief story of M.D.K. :”a Kobaïan party sent to Earth in order to bring the enlightenment achieved on Kobaïa to the rest of Humanity. The reaction to the Kobaïans’ message is mixed, and Earth authorities arrest the party, causing Kobaïa to declare war and threaten to make use of their ultimate weapon (the Mekanïk Destruktïw Komandöh). The resolution of the trilogy remains cloudy. Some see evidence of all Earth joining in the Zeuhl Wortz, while others read evidence of Earth being destroyed. Vander’s special relationship to the Kobaian language and his unique access to the Kobaian ambassadors has not yet made the situation any more clear.”

Like all the previous Magma efforts M.D.K. is also written and performed in kobaïan language. and marks the (real) beginning of the “zeuhl” music, both symphonic (Carl Orff) and jazz/fusion (strong brass section/John Coltrane) influences can be found in the song.

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  • OcellatedGod

    There's not much to understand here, it's not rocket science. All I'm hearing is a bunch of wacky yet pointless jazzy backing music and an awfully pretentious, almost laughable collection of vocals in a made-up language. Had they just used this idea for one song, I would maybe consider it a worthwhile experiment but the fact that they made a whole career out of this gimmick is ridiculous.

    20 Feb 11:14am Reply
  • Munkyhead01

    More like you failed to understand it.

    11 Jan 6:45pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    This tries hard to sound sophisticated, artsy and spiritual. But it fails.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • maciejeczko

    my favourite MAGMA album, simply epic

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Nado_kushat

    очень крутая вещь

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Enkuturi

    FIX YOUR TAGS! It's "Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh"!

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cassandra-Leo

    Note: The correct tag is Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mauesndkj

    After hearing this, you won't like to listen another record.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Apsolutnost

    beatiful. inspirational.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    first handful of listens: hahaha this is some bizarre shit/next handful: i think there might be something here/after the next batch: oh my god this is fucking brilliant

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • toy-maker

    :3 wuv

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • MatthewBouchard

    This no album, it's an experience, a trip to a dark place. It's amazing. [2]

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Zupravisor

    Sublime!

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Vitryak

    excellent album

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ultimatetwang

    this album is an excellent example of truly experimental music, not these modern bands who are more interested in twiddling with effects pedals than actually experimenting with their song structures.

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • blackurchin

    <3 ^_^

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • AloneInTheSky

    wonderful!!.. master piece.

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Priamus

    One of the best albums ever.

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • AMindlessChrist

    a real prog piece...admirable!!!!

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Breaking-Wheel

    Utterly indescribable... and as a result, maybe the most impressive album of the past forty years.

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
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