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Weidorje (pronounced VAY-dorj) were a French band that was a shortlived offshoot of Magma. Their sole selftitled album was released in 1978. Their name is Kobaïan for “Celestial Wheel” (which might explain the UFO on the cover?) and was taken from a song from Magma’s Üdü Wüdü album (which is the most similar album to Weidorje’s sole release).

One could almost describe it as the ultimate bass guitar album, though it owes a strong debt to Magma for the operatic vocals and seems to also drawn on Magma’s subtle John Coltrane influences. The band was formed by bassist Bernard Paganotti and Patrick Gauthier, who also played synths and keyboards with the band Heldon. around this time some members of Magma also appeared on Heldon’s album Standby. Paganotti also played on numerous Magma live cds in the 1970s, notably Live/Hhaï, widely regarded as one of Magma’s masterpieces, and this clearly influenced Weidorje’s sound.

One of the more distinguishing features of Magma’s music for much of the 1970’s was a prominent distorted bass sound.

Guitar is notably absent in Weidorje and much of Magma’s music, with the distorted bass taking on much of the role of a lead instrument in it’s place, while at the same time driving the rhythm section.

Weidorje throbs, moans, and squonks a little, but is driven along by a manic lead bass unlike any other bass you’d heard before aside from in Magma.

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  • OJIEKCAHDOP_TA3

    а чо их так дахуя? :D

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Jiuatsi

    Great Zeuhl

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Vidreven

    Really good.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • pupertron

    No idea how it's pronounced, but they sound great!!

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • crimsonking93

    "Where does the idea that it's pronounced "VAY-dorj" come from? In the Weidorje Magma song, the word is pronounced "Vay-dor-ye", clealy 3 syllables" They probably have different dialects on Kobaia. I prefer to pronounce it Vay-dor-ye, though.

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • RintrahRawrz

    Unreleased 2nd album sooo gud :>

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • Deoxysdog

    This album has grown on me a lot lately, and holy fuck it's great. I wish it had more vocals, though.

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ColonelSlog

    Where does the idea that it's pronounced "VAY-dorj" come from? In the Weidorje Magma song, the word is pronounced "Vay-dor-ye", clealy 3 syllables x2

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • activewaste

    Where does the idea that it's pronounced "VAY-dorj" come from? In the Weidorje Magma song, the word is pronounced "Vay-dor-ye", clealy 3 syllables

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • silvertree

    Very cool.

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Holden_Gray

    great

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • adamcooleyisdea

    fucking amazing

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • iamholgerczukay

    Elohim's Voyage is probably one of the greatest songs to ever be labeled "Zeuhl." But I don't particularly care for the rest of the album. :\

    31 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Kor21

    trippy

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ArrakisYouZebra

    20 plays and I'm among the top listeners? Dhat ain't right.

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • psyclonought

    great,very underated

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
  • navitatl

    I've been listening to their S/T WAY too much lately. It hasn't left my car's player since I first bought it (my car I mean)

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • martymar

    I love me some Weidorje. Vilna is such an ass-kicker.

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • endophasy

    The 2nd unreleased album tracklist, according to my research. 1 - 3 were later added to Bernard Paganotti's 1985 album <i>Paga</i>. track 1: mitchinoku track 2: Una Parcelle D'Urantia Track 3: Final Durantia (? - this version is much longer than Final Durantia on "Paga") Track 4 (?)

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • schokone

    have someone the track list of the "2nd unreleased album" ?

    10 Jul 2008 Reply
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