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4 stars At the fall of 1988 Miriodor took part at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville and in 1989 they made a significant tour in Europe, visiting France and Belgium.Next move was to enter the La Prairie Studios in March 1991 and work on their next album.Being their third work this was entitled ''3e avertissement'' (''3rd warning''), released the same year on the Cuneiform label.

While not much has changed stylistically speaking compared to the previous album, it seems that the Miriodor trio worked and played in a more tight and consistent enviroment.They appear to be comfortable with the sampled instrumental parts, the talent was always there and the result was a great R.I.O./Fusion album, filled with deep orchestral moves, dramatic sax work and heavy use of synthesizers.Tracks are pretty short, but with so much going on a longer running time would have resulted a more tiring effort as a whole.Cleverly enough, not taking advantage of the CD's extended time, they presented some 45 minutes of beautiful, orchestral music with jazzy influences and more modern touches, highlighted by the intense sax/keyboards interplays, the flawless drumming and the endless breaks from dense instrumentals to more atmospheric deliveries.Melodious themes appear to have returned and be a decent part of Miriodor's music, combined nicely with strong dissonances and complex arrangements.Despite the limited instrumentation, the executions are always powerful and passionate with some romantic, laid-back interruptions, fronted by a frenetic Sabin Hudon on sax and the cinematic use of synthesizers.Propably a more natural sound would have been even better, but even so this is high-class RIO with certain Fusion touches.

Very serious, but always well-crafted music, showing Miriodor return to top level.Even if R.I.O. is not among your cups of tea, this one deserves some careful listenings.Great to fantastic material, highly recommended.

apps79 | 4/5 |


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