I should start by saying that I like Prog Rock as much as the next guy. I grew up listening to Yes, King Crimson, Rush, Genesis et al.
However, I have never come across anything like what I was introduced to last night. Magma. And they’ve been around since 1970.
First of all, they’re French. Second of all, their lyrics contain no real words. From their wikipedia page: Magma ” invented a constructed language Kobaian, in which most lyrics are sung. 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. ”
More: “In the course of their first album, the band tells the story of a group of people fleeing a doomed Earth to settle on the planet Kobaïa. Later, conflict arises when the Kobaïans — descendants of the original colonists — encounter other Earth refugees.”
They’re actually not bad though. I think Matt may have a life sized doll of their guitar player.