around this time some members of Magma also appeared on Heldon's album Standby. Paganotti also played on numerous Magma live cds in the 1970s, notably Live/Hhaï, widely regarded as one of Magma's masterpieces, and this clearly influenced Weidorje's sound. One of the more distinguishing features of Magma's music for much of the 1970's was a prominent distorted bass sound. Guitar is notably absent in Weidorje and much of Magma's music, with the distorted bass taking on much of the role of a lead instrument in it's place, while at the same time driving the rhythm section. Weidorje throbs, moans, and squonks a little, but is driven along by a manic lead bass unlike any other bass you'd heard before aside from in Magma. Among those influenced by this was a young bassist, Bill Laswell, who would riff on this a bit in live sets of his band Material before they recorded any albums. Weidorje also did at least one concert, and some live material was included on a CD re-issue of the original LP. They also have an unreleased second album that has been made available through online blogs.
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