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    Posted: October 07 2009 at 08:39


Motis, a band which plays folk/progressive/rock.
http://www.myspace.com/motisonline



Biography.

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentist, Emmanuel Tissot is at the origins of MOTIS. Its musical influences are to be found in his own curriculum vitae : progressive rock, independent rock, jazz, French chanson... His new project will show a special love for medieval, etnic and traditional music : the "A Chacun Son Graal" concept-album sees the light of day in the year 2000.

MOTIS has managed to find a way to blend progressive rock and French medieval songs. One could easily hear in their spirited melodies the influence of latter-day Gabriel YACOUB, along with the softer side of JETHRO TULL. The group relies mostly on acoustic guitar, flutes, Mellotron, and drums. MOTIS develops an unique universe, at the crossroads between MALICORNE and the famous compatriot ANGE.

So, after several self-produced releases, "Prince Des Hauteurs" naturally became the next Musea Parallele release, at the end of the year 2004. An innovative discovery, coming from the Middle Ages...

The second album "L'Homme-Loup" (2007) is in the same vein as the first one, but with more elaborate arrangements, melodies and production. MOTIS creates a medieval Progressive rock, deeply influenced by the Middle Age's literature and myths ("The Knights Of The Round Table", "La Chanson De Roland", Chrétien De TROYES...). Poetic French lyrics deal with wolves, Merlin the Wizzard, ermits, dragons, lords and castles, treachery... The music of MOTIS offers a wide range of instruments, traditional (Mandolin, epinette, flute...) or rock (Mellotron, Moog, Hammond organ...). The musicians' music is a mix of medieval and rock music, with Progressive rock sounds and influences, not unlike ANGE's milestone "Au-Delà Du Délire". A nice album, typical of the French Progressive rock style.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2009 at 23:20
Finally !!!!! I was wondering when this delightful band would see the day, a must for prog-folk fans with serious doses of mellotron and synth leads, divine trumpet and great  vocals to boot!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2009 at 09:45
Hi! It is nice you like Motis. Smile
It is a band for fans of Ange, Malicorne and medieval music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2009 at 10:09
I have proposed them a 2nd time to prog folk.  The first time was done by Tsirmay himself.  we'll see what people say.  I'm inclined to agree with you guys though
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2009 at 14:15
Bio, links, discography, pics and review for L'Homme Loup are ready. Where is the cavalry?
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