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MICHEL MADORE

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Canada


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Nowadays and since the early 80's Michel Madore is a sculptor(and a painter), but before that era, he was sculpting sound. Apparently both his records were recorded in 75 but released three years apart, but both are also vastly different even if both stunning pieces of work. Komuso (76) is a band effort full of psych/prog freak out on two lengthy instrumentals with Moogs and Gong-like sax. The second album is an altogether different thing: La Chambre Nuptiale is a stunning ambient mix of electronic/Olfieldian rock with classic music, where Madore played all the instruments himself.

Why Madore stopped the music business is a bit of a mystery but by his second album's release, the Quebec music scene was on another (disco) planet in 79. If his sculptures are anything like his music, they must be quite a sight. But with his ability to carve out "visual", it was only natural that he looked to further ways of expressions.



:::: Bio written by Hugues Chantraine, Belgium ::::




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Part of the Quebec prog wave of the late 70's



Discography:

Le Komuso à 6 Cordes (76)
La Chambre Nuptiale (79)

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3.44 | 7 ratings
Le Komuso à Cordes
1976
3.75 | 5 ratings
La Chambre Nuptiale
1979

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 Le Komuso à Cordes  by MADORE, MICHEL album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.44 | 7 ratings

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Le Komuso à Cordes
Michel Madore Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars A Canadian multi-instrumentalist and composer from the Quebec area, escaping from the typical style of the local groups into more synthetic music.He composed his first album ''Le Komuso a cordes'' in 1975, released the following year on Barclay, where he played keyboards, guitar and wind instruments.Errol Walters along with Fernand Durand play the bass, a member of Dionysos, Mathieu Leger provides the drumming, formerly of Lasting Weep and around the time a member of L'Orchestre Sympathique and Ron Proby handles the sax, synthesizers and percussion.

During an inventive and very different album regarding the more Fusion and Folk side of Quebec Prog, Madore enters the realms of GONG and CLEARIGHT with this release, providing a beautiful synth-based background with certain Electronic variations, upon which the instrumentalists build an elegant Space Fusion enviroment with dreamy and cosmic climates.The music is mainly driven by Proby's ethereal sax solos, a bit similar to DIDIER MALHEBERE's style, and the discreet acoustic soundscapes of Madore with spacey keyboard lines supporting the music.If you expect a vastly psychedelic album with long, hypnotic instrumentals you are completely wrong, because the team here occasionally breaks into more furious waters with a definite Fusion vibe, where the drumming becomes powerful, the sax plays are dynamic and the alternating piano, keyboard and synth moves offer a certain instrumental depth.Very cinematic textures with some great shifting moods between sax-based themes and keyboard-drenched sections, which are combined with intelligence and talent to delliver fascinating, atmospheric instrumentals.

Madore released one more work in 1978, ''La chambre nuptiale'', on Kebec-Disc, which is said to contain long Electronic ambiences in a more experimental style, executed exclusively by himself.From 80's and on he abandoned music and focused on his career as a painter and a sculptor.

Atmospheric Space Fusion.Beautiful images created by Madore's composing talent and an accomplished team of musicians, resulting to a work somewhere between Space Rock and Prog Fusion.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

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 Le Komuso à Cordes  by MADORE, MICHEL album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.44 | 7 ratings

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Le Komuso à Cordes
Michel Madore Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

4 stars Madore 's debut album is a gentle affair that is rather difficult to classify, unless broad-brushing between Oldfield's Tubullar Bells and JM Jarre's Oxygène, but at times it sounds like a quiet Gong (the sedated RGI line-ups), the whole thing taking on a special space rock full of phasers and other electronic effects. Behind the superb and intriguing artwork, lays an assembled band that plays tight enough, but only drummer Mathieu Leger (ex-Lasting Weep and future Orchestre Sympathique) stands out with his superb and constant rolls.

Mac has a bit of GonG, more in the ambiance than in the pure zaniness, but sets the tone for the album to come. Closing up the first side is the lengthy Avant Dernière (second last), which claims a certain serenity that propulses into positive thinking, even if some of the sound effects can seem quite dated.

Highlighting the flipside is Rush, again is a bit reminiscent of GonG's isle of everywhere, but breathing its own life. The aptly titled Juggernaut (its almost 10-mins length) is a jewel of space rock that hovers the flying teapots and electric cheeses. Excellent stuff. The short Bali is fitting the album mould with haunting bells and birdsongs aerial synth lines and Madore's haunting 12-string guitar; a fitting close to the album.

Unfortunately, both of Michel Madore's albums have yet to receive a Cd reissue, but something tells me that either XXI or ProgQuebec should indeed one day get interested in them. In the meantime, Madore's two vinyl albums remains accessible (both musically and price-wise), and it shouldn't cost you that much to get acquainted with the man's works, which are much worth the discovery, this one in particular.

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  La Chambre Nuptiale  by MADORE, MICHEL album cover Studio Album, 1979
3.75 | 5 ratings

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La Chambre Nuptiale
Michel Madore Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

4 stars An Obscure Gem

As crazy and wild was Madore's debut Komuso album, as much as this one is completely different, to even think that both albums were made by the same man at all. But here Madore is alone (no group) and plays out everything himself. And given this fact, you shall not be surprised that the album is more personal and looks in the Oldfield direction, but with a Jarre-Vangelis twist as well and even a touch of early Krautrock (Zeit-era Tangerine Dream). Just two tracks (two merged into one on the first side) on this disc, each taking up one side; both sides are also dramatically different even if on the whole they are a bit complementary. In this regard, this album is not far from Dionne-Brégent's two albums, as if the first side of this disc was reminiscent of their debut album and the second side of Chambre Nuptiale was dedicated to D-B's second album.

The first side of the album is definitely more electronic spacey-ambient that most Krautrock fans should love. Clearly this side has my favours and it is building up such an excellent feeling that your expectations are enormous for the second side. Alas, the first few minutes are disastrous (as the dodgy artwork and title had warned you of) and we are plunged in a third-rate Mendelssohn Wedding March reworking, which is not only tacky, but corny as well. Thankfully Madore does not expand this idea too long and the music comes back to a more normal Madore-level even if it never reaches the first side's intensity.

If it was not for the second's disastrous intro, this album would be as good as Madore's debut album and as good as Dionne-Brégent's overall works. Hopefully ProgQuebec will one day have the time and money to re-issue Madore's two albums which are yet another fascinating chapter in Quebec's late 70's prog rock that is in danger of being forgotten.

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