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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. That's because while the lyrics are in Kobaïan (their constructed language), some of the interviews are in English and some in French. So, unless you speak both of those, the captions are probably mandatory.

This is quite a cool documentary including lots of live clips, interviews with the musicians and fans (including notables like Jello Biafra, Trey Gunn and Robert Trujillo) and much more. I can't imagine a better way to get to know this band. 

This is a class act all the way. If you've been curious about Magma, this would make for a great introduction. Fans will love it, too.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2017  Volume 6 at

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