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AVANTI !

Miriodor

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.21 | 103 ratings

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Tsevir Leirbag
4 stars This album clearly proves Miriodor is still capable of making excellent music

Miriodor is one of my favourite bands from Québec. The quartet consisting of Bernard Falaise on guitars, Nicolas Masino on bass and keyboards, Pascal Globensky on keyboards and Rémi Leclerc on drums is once again making great and accessible music, even if they are classified as avant-progressive. I do get why they are classified as such, but for a newcomer to this genre, it would be a fine way to start, I think. At least, for me it was. Just to give an idea of the music they make, I will write a short description. They make an eclectic mix of chamber rock, progressive, jazz, avant-gardism and rock. They cite influences as Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Gentle Giant, Univers Zero / Present and Mahavishnu Orchestra, notably.

On Avanti, Miriodor makes even more accessible music than usual, but still has its unique side.

Except from still being accessible, the music here is different than on the other albums. Instead of doing a lot of short pieces, it focuses on long ones, on progression. The pieces develop instead of having a general idea that develops idea the album. Each tune can stand as a whole.

The moods in this album vary from strange and intriguing to powerful and aggressive, from majestic and moving to dark and quirky.

I really suggest Avanti to lovers of challenging (for the newcomer), unique and fascinating music. Miriodor has achieved to impress me once again, and I am already excited for their next album.

Tsevir Leirbag | 4/5 |

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