Magma (album)

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Magma (aka Kobaïa)
Studio album by Magma
Released 1970
Genre Zeuhl, progressive rock
Length 82:20
Language Kobaïan
Label Philips
Producer Laurent Thibault
Magma chronology
Magma
(1970)
1001° Centigrades
(1971)
Singles from Magma
  1. "Kobaïa" b/w "Mûh"
    Released: 1970 (Philips 6009-59)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Magma (reissued under the name Kobaïa) is the debut album by zeuhl artists Magma, which was released as a double-LP in 1970. In the course of this album, the band tells the story of a group of people fleeing a doomed Earth to settle on the fictional planet Kobaïa.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Kobaïa" (Christian Vander) – 10:15
  2. "Aïna" (Vander) – 6:15
  3. "Malaria" (Vander) – 4:20

Side two[edit]

  1. "Sohïa" (Teddy Lasry) – 7:00
  2. "Sckxyss" (François Cahen) – 3:47
  3. "Auraë" (Vander) – 10:55

Side three[edit]

  1. "Thaud Zaïa" (Claude Engel) – 7:00
  2. "Nau Ektila" (Laurent Thibault) – 12:55

Side four[edit]

  1. "Stoah" (Vander) – 8:05
  2. "Muh" (Vander) – 11:13

Legacy[edit]

The title track, "Kobaïa", has been played as a regular part of Magma concerts since its recording, although in a more jazzy version more akin to that of the version on the live album Live/Hhaï (1975).

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Claude Martelot – engineer
  • Laurent Thibaultproduction
  • Lee Hallyday – production supervision
  • Louis Haig Sarkissian – stage manager
  • M.J.Petit – make-up
  • Marcel Engel – technical assistant
  • Roger Roche – engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magma (album) at AllMusic

External links[edit]