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CD Reviews
Felicite Thosz
Review by Gary Hill
I have to admit, despite wanting to hear them for a long time, this is the first time I’ve gotten to check out Magma.

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Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh
Review by Julie Knispel
Magma arose out of the French music scene of the late 1960's with a sound unlike any rock band from any region. Based around the spiritual jazz explorations of John Coltrane with lyrics in an artificially constructed language called Kobaian, Magma was the brainchild of drummer Christian Vander.

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Zess
Review by Gary Hill

I don't think that these guys will ever have a huge following. Their music is too strange for the masses.


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Zuhn Wol Unsai: Live 1974
Review by Gary Hill
Magma is an odd beast. They are also pretty amazing.

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DVD Reviews
Magma - Mythes Et Legendes II DVD
Review by Julie Knispel
May of 2005, legendary French band Magma entered into an audacious and expansive project. Taking up residency at the legendary Paris club Le Triton for 4 consecutive weeks, the band worked up 4 totally different set lists, sequentially looking back at over 30 years of music.
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Magma - Mythes Et Legendes III DVD
Review by Julie Knispel
In May of 2005, legendary French band Magma entered into an audacious and expansive project. Taking up residency at the legendary Paris club Le Triton for 4 consecutive weeks, the band worked up 4 totally different set lists, sequentially looking back at over 30 years of music.
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Magma - To Life, Death and Beyond: The Music of Magma DVD
Review by Gary Hill

Given that the music of Magma is set in their own language, it seems appropriate that most people will need captions on for this film.


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Concert Reviews
Magma - Live at NEARFest, June 2007
Review by Julie Knispel
There are very few bands that can state that they have created an entirely new genre of rock music; that is to say, before their existence, the style of music they played simply did not exist.
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Various Artists - Citizens of Hope and Glory. The Story of Progressive Rock written by Stephen Lambe
Review by Scott Montgomery

This is an enjoyable read that saunters through the chronology and culture of progressive rock.


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Various Artists - Mountains Come Out of the Sky. The Illustrated History of Prog Rock – written by Will Romano
Review by Scott Montgomery
Overall, this is a very good and highly recommended overview of the genre and its history. 
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