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VIALKA

RIO/Avant-Prog • France


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Vialka is a French avant-progressive band in the Rock in Opposition vein. Their music is a great mixture of genres and influences such as folk, rock, punk (in their musical "attitude", mostly) and Balkan music, notably. Formed in 2002, Vialka consists of Marylise Frecheville and Éric Boros.

Boros first learned trumpet in school, before self-teaching guitar, improvisation and composition too. Since then, he has become a great guitarist and singer, doing mostly dissonant vocals. He released lots of solo albums under different names, but predominantly Hermit. Of course, some solo albums were under his real name.
Éric Boros recorded albums with Jason Flower in a band named Third World Planet, also known as TWP. He was also involved in Waste Matrix, Subgenius and Dementia.

Marylise Frecheville is an academically-trained pianist and dancer. At the age of three, she was already giving live dance and drama performances. She started to play drums in a garage band, as a teen and later learned percussions at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. She released one solo album and two others with a band named Allun.

Vialka has a lot to offer with its music. It blends energy with humour and has a refined musical language. They released four albums, one split with Kruzenshtern I Parohod and two videos, all of great quality. They collaborated with influent artists such as Damo Suzuki and Jacopo Adreini and founded their own label, VIA. For lovers of craziness and rewarding music, this band is highly suggested.

Biography written by Gabriel Rivest (Tsevir Leirbag)

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5.00 | 1 ratings
Tonight I Show You Fuck
2002
3.50 | 2 ratings
Curiosities of Popular Customs
2004
4.00 | 3 ratings
Vialka / Kruzenshtern I Parohod
2005
4.50 | 2 ratings
Plus vite que la musique
2007
3.50 | 4 ratings
Succès planétaire international
2009
4.05 | 2 ratings
La Poursuite de l'Excellence
2011
5.00 | 1 ratings
Science & Superstition
2011
0.00 | 0 ratings
A l'Abri des Regards Indiscrets
2014

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4.05 | 2 ratings

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Vialka RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by TheGazzardian
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4 stars Vialka are a french avant-prog outfit consisting of Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville (and avant prog fans will be interested to know Bob Drake was involved in the recording of this album). Eric handles guitar and trumpet, Marylise drums, and they both sings. In many tracks, they layer their instruments, so the studio sound is quite full.

The music they play is angular and rhythmic, clearly avant although with some minor math and folk influences, but it is also quite accessible. Each of the 8 tracks on this album features at least one vocal melody that will stick in your head, although (despite their short run times) most of them actually have at least three different distinct themes. This is one of those albums that seems to end too fast; the album doesn't even surpass the 30 minute mark, but each song is enjoyable from start to finish so it seems even quicker.

My favorite track on this album is Footage of an Uproar, which builds from horns and guitars to thick, pulsing bass, up to an aggressive chorus: "Music is almost clever manipulation of tones and rhythmic changes .... almost clever dilapidation changes of tones with reactionary lyrics", backed by charging guitars and pounding drums.

If you are looking for accessible, catchy avant-prog with a bit of a punk spirit, this album is an absolute must.

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