18 February 2008

Magma news: 3 members out

I am trying to register at the band forum to pull the exact information, but according to info circulating, Himiko Paganotti, Antione Paganotti and Emmanuel Borghi have all left Magma.

What this means for future scheduled shows, the release of Emehnteht-Re, and so on, I do not know. Word was that the new album was nearly complete...hopefully these departures will not result in the work being scrapped.

Again, I do not have the specific announcement in front of me, and my French is almost less than non-existent, and the forum admins are taking their own sweet time in processing my request, so...more as I have it.

News link here: http://forum.aceboard.net/24700-2449-13688-1-Changement-personnel.htm


Adam said...

Wow, bad news.

Not sure if you were aware, but Himiko is married to Emmanuel Borghi, and obviously is Antoine's sister, so I can see how a rift between any of the three of them and the Vanders could easily wipe out the whole bunch.

Send me the French if you've got it and I'll have a go, as mine is pretty good.

Bill K. said...

The French problem is more from a standpoint of having to babelfish all the stuff, and not being able to figure out why my account can't be activated, more than anything else.

There's a lot of supposition going around, none of which is within my remit to forward on.

Anonymous said...

You can send me the news in French; I'm a translator and a Magma fan. I just saw the fabulous show at the Cité de la Musique in Paris on 11 February. Wow!

Bill K. said...

It's more that I can't figure out how to navigate the forum and get my membership approved at this point than anything else. That's frustrating to me, but then again, French isn't a language I can understand well. Were it German, I'd maybe work my way through. But I'll keep your offer in mind, anonymous poster person :o)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any more information on this?