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Reinventing MAGAM

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  • The complete first phase of the MAGAM project (2013-2022). Includes both MAGAM ltd edition 12" LPs, "One" & "Another" (+ their digital versions) + the digital albums "Reinventing MAGAM" & "22022022" + moody alien's book "The Flame Within..." from which the project drew its inspiration, with a 18€ (33,3%) discount on their regular price + combined shipping cost!
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    90' in total, split in 6 long tracks (3 for each half of the performance).
    Also includes 2 small videos of the acoustic intro we played all over the place...
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  • Book/Magazine

    A tragicomic, surrealistic play about 2 men -One & Another- in search of the one thing they (think they) don't have an answer for, from which its author drew inspiration for the MAGAM project: moody-alien.weebly.com/magam.html
    Printed on Fedrigoni papers. 50 pages. (prototype) Language: English.
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    "I just haven’t decided on the title yet. Not irrevocably. So why don’t I try and help you visualize the setting with a description of… let’s say, the scenery?

    There is none.

    Well, so much for that…

    Oh, except for a giant clock hanging at the back wall (that should run too fast, too slow or stop running altogether!) and a few necessary objects that are brought on stage and then taken off it.

    There are also a number of characters -or personages if you prefer- involved in this. We have:

    a. THE DIRECTOR
    who is supposed to be rehearsing a new play and is dressed extravagantly and behaves accordingly. He walks all over the place reading out the story, sometimes turning to face the audience and only faces the actors when it’s their turn to play. He is often disappointed with their performance and repeats some parts or changes his mind about others. He also plays the MAN IN HOLE the first time.

    b. “ONE” and “ANOTHER”
    the two main characters, who should be as similar-looking as possible and should try to confuse the audience as to who is who. They should even interchange between roles from one part to another. When narrating, they should keep interrupting one another, almost totally forgetting who is who. They are not actually two persons, but more like one. “ONE” is (usually) he who seems smarter and has the initiative and “ANOTHER” simply looks more puzzled and follows his lead or asks for explanation. They should try to give the impression of two (mediocre) actors rehearsing and often perform in the manner of clowns rather than theatre actors. During long parts without dialogue they should make gestures towards the audience and try acting out some of what is being said or look bored, play games, make fun of THE DIRECTOR –all behind his back.

    c. COUPLE IN BED, OLD MAN and NURSE, etc.
    who should be one male, one female and should avoid exposing their faces to the audience and should try altering their voices for each role. They are also THE DIRECTOR’s helpers and they move the clock if necessary. Consider having them serve as spectators when possible.
    What the hell, have them serve drinks! (or do whatever necessary...) [...]"
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  • Full Digital Discography

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of 22022022, Nations of I, Amaro, long lost, Reinventing MAGAM, Häxan (Cinema Paradiso Vol. I), Another, un amour infini (A La Limite Du Présent vol​​.​​3​​/​​3), and 21 more. , and , .

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about

"Reinventing MAGAM" was a live performance that took place at the Underflow Record Store & Art Gallery, in Athens, on May 11, 2018. It was the first one to feature Călin (around 4 months before recording him for our 2nd LP "Another") and was managed without as much as a single rehearsal together -- i.e. in traditional MAGAM style...
Our set that night consisted of all the tracks from "One" & "Another" (except for 2-3) plus some space for free improvisation. The whole 90' of it was recorded on a stereo 16-bit channel which has not been unnecessarily edited.
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TRACKLIST:
1. [A1] Sparkling and crackling [16:03]
2. [A2] The sky was like sky / That little flame [12:16]
3. [A3] Not an ending / Not with people still standing / outro A [15:05]
4. [B1] A reason... / Leading the way [10:36]
5. [B2] The numbers being outnumbered / ...Behind things [21:10]
6. [B3] Eat not, drink not / Goner / outro B [13:44]

credits

released April 27, 2020

Călin Torsan: woodwind instruments (clarinet, sax, flute, recorder, whistle et al.) & voice
moody alien: idiophonic & other sounds (glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, guitar et al.), piano + programming + mastering
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Artwork design by moody alien.
MAGAM logo by Andreas Neophytou @ work.andreasneophytou.com
Thanks to Fotini Filoxenidou @ fotinifiloxenidou.com for her help with the cover, to Mike & Krysta + Giorgio for their warm hospitality and to those who honoured us with their presence that evening.

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moody-alien.weebly.com/magam.html

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