Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh

Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh, also abbreviated as MDK, is the third studio album by French progressive rock band Magma, released in December 1973. Magma's original recording of the composition that makes up the album was refused by the record company at the time, but was eventually released as Mekanïk Kommandöh in 1989.

Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1973 (1973-12)
RecordedApril 1973
GenreZeuhl, progressive rock
Length38:47
LabelA&M Records (most of the world)
Vertigo Records (original French release)
Mercury Records (French reissues)
ProducerGiorgio Gomelsky
Magma chronology
1001° Centigrades
(1971)
Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh
(1973)
Ẁurdah Ïtah
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]

MDK is the group's most famous and acclaimed record. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named the album the 33rd greatest French rock album.[2] In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked the album 24th on its list of the '50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time'[3].

Track listingEdit

All music by Christian Vander.

Side oneEdit

  1. "Hortz Fur Dëhn Štekëhn Ẁešt" – 9:36
  2. "Ïma Sürï Dondaï" – 4:30
  3. "Kobaïa Iss Dëh Hündïn" – 3:34

Side twoEdit

  1. "Da Zeuhl Ẁortz Mëkanïk" – 7:48
  2. "Nëbëhr Gudahtt" – 6:02
  3. "Mëkanïk Kömmandöh" – 4:10
  4. "Kreühn Köhrmahn Ïss Dëh Hündin" – 3:13
Bonus track on some CD reissues
  1. "M.D.K." (alternate version) – 34:35

Track 8 is a (mostly) instrumental demo of the piece that also appears on the double-CD rarities compilation Archiẁ I & II, available only on the 12 disc box set Studio Zünd: 40 Ans d'Evolution.

PersonnelEdit

with

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Couture, François. Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  2. ^ Magazine Rolling Stone, n°18 of February 2010, ISSN 1764-1071
  3. ^ 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

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