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.

Adopted son of Maurice Vander.
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Albums

PALM 6 Christian Vander - Christian Vander Et Les 3 Jef album art Christian Vander, Jeff Saeffer*, Jef Catoire*, Jef Gilson Christian Vander, Jeff Saeffer*, Jef Catoire*, Jef Gilson - Christian Vander Et Les 3 Jef (Album) Palm PALM 6 France 1973 Sell This Version
PALM 3 Christian Vander - Fiesta In Drums album art Christian Vander / Frank Raholison Christian Vander / Frank Raholison - Fiesta In Drums (Album) Palm PALM 3 France 1973 Sell This Version
80.528 Christian Vander - Tristan Et Yseult album art Christian Vander Tristan Et Yseult (Album) Barclay 80.528 France 1974 Sell This Version
3222 931 Christian Vander - Fusion album art Didier Lockwood, Jannick Top, Christian Vander, Benoît Widemann Didier Lockwood, Jannick Top, Christian Vander, Benoît Widemann - Fusion (Album) Disques JMS, Disques JMS 3222 931 France 1981 Sell This Version
PL 37497 Christian Vander - Rétrospective Vol. 1 & 2 album art Christian Vander, Magma (6) Christian Vander, Magma (6) - Rétrospective Vol. 1 & 2 (Album) RCA Victor PL 37497 France 1981 Sell This Version
PK 37481 Christian Vander - Retrospective Vol. 3 album art Magma (6), Christian Vander Magma (6), Christian Vander - Retrospective Vol. 3 (Album) RCA Victor PK 37481 France 1981 Sell This Version
EfA 08-4120, 4120 Christian Vander - Merci album art Magma (6), Christian Vander Magma (6), Christian Vander - Merci (Album) Jaro EfA 08-4120, 4120 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
A1/A2, 4129/30 Christian Vander - Offering Part 1 - Part 2 album art Christian Vander, Offering Christian Vander, Offering - Offering Part 1 - Part 2 (Album) Jaro, Seventh Records A1/A2, 4129/30 France 1986 Sell This Version
A III Christian Vander - To Love album art Christian Vander To Love (Album) Seventh Records A III France 1988 Sell This Version
A V - A VI Christian Vander - Offering  III - IV album art Christian Vander, Offering Christian Vander, Offering - Offering III - IV (Album) Seventh Records A V - A VI France 1990 Sell This Version
AKT III Christian Vander - Les Voyages De Christophe Colomb album art Christian Vander Les Voyages De Christophe Colomb(CD, Album) AKT (3) AKT III France 1992 Sell This Version
A IX, SRA A9 Christian Vander - A Fïïèh album art Christian Vander, Offering Christian Vander, Offering - A Fïïèh(CD, Album) Seventh Records, Seventh Records A IX, SRA A9 France 1993 Sell This Version
AKT II Christian Vander - "Sons" Document 1973 - Le Manor album art 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 album art Christian Vander A Tous Les Enfants(CD, Album) Seventh Records, Seventh Records A XIV, SRA A 14 France 1994 Sell This Version
AKT 14 L, 574 1130.31 Christian Vander - Korusz album art Christian Vander Korusz (Album) AKT (3) AKT 14 L, 574 1130.31 France 2000 Sell This Version
A XXXIII, SRA A33 Christian Vander - Les Cygnes Et Les Corbeaux album art Christian Vander Les Cygnes Et Les Corbeaux(CD, Album) Seventh Records, Seventh Records A XXXIII, SRA A33 France 2002 Sell This Version
A XXXVI Christian Vander - John Coltrane L'Homme Suprême album art Christian Vander John Coltrane L'Homme Suprême (Album) Seventh Records A XXXVI France 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

552333, REX XII, REX XIII, REX III Christian Vander - Üdü Wüdü / Attahk / Merci album art 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

Zeuhl Wort7 Kosmik Christian Vander - Un Homme… Une Batterie album art Christian Vander Un Homme… Une Batterie Seventh Records Zeuhl Wort7 Kosmik France 1988 Sell This Version