April 23, 2006 12:06 PM   Subscribe

A bunch of videos of the great sui generis French band Magma, including what appears to be a complete performance of Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh. Can't understand the lyrics? Try a Kobaian dictionary [cache].
posted by kenko (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

That is all.
posted by jokeefe at 12:12 PM on April 23, 2006

Dude, my face and zain melted it is so AWESOME!
posted by alteredcarbon at 12:58 PM on April 23, 2006

More info on Magma and what they are about.
posted by alteredcarbon at 1:15 PM on April 23, 2006

C'est magnifique! Merci.
posted by stinkycheese at 2:16 PM on April 23, 2006

sui generis, mein butt.
posted by pmbuko at 2:41 PM on April 23, 2006

Aaagh, the flashbacks have started again!
posted by Joeforking at 2:54 PM on April 23, 2006

I love this sci-fi plot in a Jon Anderson kind of way.
posted by johngoren at 2:58 PM on April 23, 2006

Well, pmbuko, it's true that Vander was influenced by Orff and Coltrane a lot, and it's also true that they have a lot of followers, both offshoots (Paga, Zao, Wiedorje) and bands founded by others (Ruins, Eskaton, Bondage Fruit, Kultivator, et al.), but they really were quite original.
posted by kenko at 3:01 PM on April 23, 2006

I really hope that the pianist's flaming tentacle-head costume in the 1978 video is a serious representation of Vander's vision of the future.
posted by stemlot at 9:11 PM on April 23, 2006

I just wanted to mix three languages in a short sentence.
posted by pmbuko at 9:28 AM on April 24, 2006

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