Christian Vander

Christian Vander

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Christian Vander (born February 21, 1948) is a French drummer, musician, and founder of the band Magma (6). Besides his work with Magma, he has also founded Offering (which saw him put away the drumsticks and focus on the vocals), a self titled jazz trio/quartet, and two fusion bands Fusion (29) and Alien (34). All these bands featured Magma alumni. In 2012 he started also to perform solo.
He is known both for his unique songwriting, virtuosic drumming, and shrill falsetto improvisational/scat singing. His compositions fuse jazz, rock, classical and opera influences, and draw on the work of musicians as diverse as John Coltrane and Carl Orff. Vander's music in Magma is broadly classified as Progressive rock, but the style is so unique that it falls under its own category - an idiosyncratic style of music that Vander himself calls “Zeuhl”. For Magma he devised also a new language known as Kobaïan.

He is – together with his first wife Stella Vander - co-founder of the label Seventh Records.

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Christian Vander Discography

Albums

Christian Vander / Frank Raholison Christian Vander / Frank Raholison - Fiesta In Drums (Album) Palm France 1973 Sell This Version
Christian Vander Christian Vander Et Les 3 Jef (Album) Palm France 1973 Sell This Version
Christian Vander Tristan Et Yseult (Album) Barclay France 1974 Sell This Version
Christian Vander, Magma (6) Christian Vander, Magma (6) - Rétrospective Vol. 1 & 2 (Album) RCA Victor France 1981 Sell This Version
Magma (6), Christian Vander Magma (6), Christian Vander - Retrospective Vol. 3 (Album) RCA Victor France 1981 Sell This Version
Lockwood*, Top*, Vander*, Widemann* Lockwood*, Top*, Vander*, Widemann* - Fusion (Album) Disques JMS France 1981 Sell This Version
Magma (6), Christian Vander Magma (6), Christian Vander - Merci (Album) Jaro Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Christian Vander, Offering Christian Vander, Offering - Offering Part 1 - Part 2 (Album) Jaro, Seventh Records France 1986 Sell This Version
Christian Vander To Love (Album) Seventh Records France 1988 Sell This Version
A V - A VI Christian Vander, Offering Christian Vander, Offering - Offering III - IV(CD, Album) Seventh Records A V - A VI France 1990 Sell This Version
AKT III Christian Vander Les Voyages De Christophe Colomb(CD, Album) AKT (3) AKT III France 1992 Sell This Version
A IX Christian Vander, Offering Christian Vander, Offering - A Fïïèh(CD, Album) Seventh Records A IX France 1993 Sell This Version
AKT II Vander* / Top* / Blasquiz* / Garber* Vander* / Top* / Blasquiz* / Garber* - "Sons" Document 1973 - Le Manor(CD, Album) AKT (3) AKT II France 1993 Sell This Version
A XIV, SRA A 14 Christian Vander A Tous Les Enfants(CD, Album) Seventh Records, Seventh Records A XIV, SRA A 14 France 1994 Sell This Version
Christian Vander Korusz (Album) AKT (3) France 2000 Sell This Version
A XXXIII, SRA A33 Christian Vander Les Cygnes Et Les Corbeaux(CD, Album) Seventh Records, Seventh Records A XXXIII, SRA A33 France 2002 Sell This Version
Christian Vander John Coltrane L'Homme Suprême (Album) Seventh Records France 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

552333, REX XII, REX XIII, REX III Christian Vander - Magma (6) Christian Vander - Magma (6) - Üdü Wüdü / Attahk / Merci(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Bo) Seventh Records, Seventh Records, Seventh Records, Seventh Records 552333, REX XII, REX XIII, REX III France 1991 Sell This Version

Videos

Christian Vander Un Homme… Une Batterie Seventh Records France 1988 Sell This Version