Magma’s Invented Language




Vander invented a constructed language, Kobaïan, in which most lyrics are sung. In a 1977 interview with Vander and long-time Magma vocalist Klaus Blasquiz, Blasquiz said that Kobaïan is a "phonetic language made by elements of the Slavonic and Germanic languages to be able to express some things musically. The language has of course a content, but not word by word."[1] Vander himself has said that, "When I wrote, the sounds [of Kobaïan] came naturally with it—I didn’t intellectualise the process by saying 'Ok, now I’m going to write some words in a particular language', it was really sounds that were coming at the same time as the music."[2] Later albums tell different stories set in more ancient times; however, the Kobaïan language remains an integral part of the music.


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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 27, 2018
     Category: Languages | Music | 1970s | Europe | Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults





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Uh, it sounds like the soundtrack for a very, very bad 1950's science fiction movie set in the Stone Age.
Posted by KDP on 02/27/18 at 09:52 PM









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