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4.17 | 72 ratings | 3 reviews | 37% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Le lanceur de couteaux (The Knife Thrower) (3:34)
2. Bal con (Bloody Party) (5:52)
3. Grenaille (Crumb) (0:09)
4. Poupées russes (Babouchka) (1:38)
5. Funambule (Tightrope Walker) (4:26)
6. En bazou dans l'bayou (Three Clowns) (3:10)
7. Fève de Lima (Lima Bean) (1:24)
8. Le dresseur de chenilles (The Caterpillar Tamer) (5:44)
9. 34 9 (43) (4:39)
10. Igor, l'ours à moto (Igor, the Motorbike Bear) (6:49)
11. Le terrible naufrage du petit navire (The Little Ship's Terrible Wreck) (3:02)
12. Marée noire (Black Tide) (1:46)
13. Thomas l'imposteur (Thomas the Impostor) (0:37)
14. Êtes-vous costaud? (Strong Men Ring a Bell!) (2:49)
15. Téléphage (Wire Eater) (5:42)
16. Mata Hari (2:47)
17. Mme X (Mrs X) (7:09)
18. Argentine contre Brésil (Argentina Vs Brazil) (0:45)

Total Time 62:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Bernard Falaise / guitars, bass, mandolin, synthesizer, percussion
- Pascal Globensky / piano, synth
- Sabin Hudon / saxophones, accordion, mixing
- Rémi Leclerc / drums & percussion, Octapad, synth

- Stefka Iordanova / vocals
- Claude St-Jean / trombone, brass arrangements (6)
- Ivanhoe Jolicoeur / trumpet
- Jean-Denis Levasseur / flute
- Stephanie Simard / violin
- James Darling / cello

Releases information

Artwork: Élodie Bernier

CD Cuneiform Records ‎- Rune 78 (1996, US)

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MIRIODOR Jongleries élastiques ratings distribution

(72 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(37%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
Good, but non-essential (15%)
Collectors/fans only (1%)
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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars As a Canadian I have to say that MIRIODOR really make me proud.These guys consistantly put out amazing record after amazing record.They play in that complex Chamber Rock style like UNIVERS ZERO only they're into humour. Man they can play though. Six guests adding vocals, trombone, trumpet, violin, flute and violincello. This album ("Elastic Juggling") has a circus theme to it and i'll use the English song titles.

"The Knife Thrower" is a collage of sounds with organ, horns and drums standing out. Dissonant horns then guitar after 1 1/2 minutes. Great song ! "Bloody Party" is a top three for me. It's darker with powerful outbursts. Violin and a lighter sound before a minute. Angular guitar joins in as flute and drums follow. Themes are repeated. This is possibly the best track on here. "Crumb" is an uptempo track with intricate guitar and drums. "Babouchka" is another short track with keyboards and drums standing out. "Tightrope Walker" is uptempo with horns after 2 1/2 minutes. It's uptempo again before 4 minutes with piano and drums leading. "Three Clowns" features horns,drums and organ before the guitar comes ripping in briefly. The guitar is back making noise a minute later. "Lima Bean" features piano with clanging sounds in the background. "The Caterpillar Tamer" has a slow moving rhythm. It picks up before 1 1/2 minutes then picks up even more after 2 minutes as the guitar, drums and horns lead. It settles before 4 minutes to end it. "43" has some crazy vocal expressions that make it interesting. I like the keyboards. A calm 2 1/2 minutes in then it kicks in with horns. Nice.Keyboards late.

"Igor, The Motorbike Bear" is a top three. It opens with violin,cello and acoustic guitar. The tempo picks up before a minute and we get a full sound. Heavier 3 1/2 minutes in with some excellent guitar in tow. It calms down late. "The Little Ship's Terrible Wreck" opens with accordion and bass. It kicks in before 2 minutes with guitar and drums. Great sound. "Black Tide" has this nice heavy and dark sound. "Thomas The Imposter" is a short guitar/horn melody. "Strong Men Ring A Bell !" is uptempo and the drums eventually dominate. Chunky bass then guitar follow. "Wire Eater" has these voice samples as marching style drums come in. Violin 2 minutes. It gets darker and crazier before 4 minutes. "Mata Hari" is laid back and I really like it. "Mrs. X" is in competition with "Bloody Party" as the best track on here for me. Sounds breathe in and out then bass and drums come in with guitar. Amazing ! It settles with piano after 1 1/2 minutes then kicks back in as contrasts continue. "Argentina Vs Brazil" is the short final tune where drums and piano stand out.

I still prefer their debut but this is incredible.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Very good- Melodies, rhythms! Weird kind of those. Reminds me of a Finnish ridiculous band Eläkeläiset, drunken synth old people's folk dance rock, though this is much better and instrumental, and as Eläkeläiset counts on humour, Miriodor has some instrumental humour - or, actually this isn't ... (read more)

Report this review (#159891) | Posted by progressive | Saturday, January 26, 2008 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Another great album by Miriodor. I refer the reader to my review of Parade for a more detailed review of their music. Here I just want to say that Jongleries Elastiques is every bit as good as Parade. Like Parade, each track contains the same complex, fugue-like grooves that branch out into ... (read more)

Report this review (#138504) | Posted by oddentity | Saturday, September 15, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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