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4.21 | 103 ratings

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4 stars Quirky and challenging effort from this Canadian act.

With more than a few nods in the direction of 70's art rock in general and Gentle Giant at their quirkiest Miriodor have put together a strong collection of pieces here. Playful, seemingly staccato sequences is just as much utilized in these numbers as wandering melodic segments, and sophisticated dissonant elements are found just as often as subtle disharmonies. The compositions are well constructed too, and changes in stylistic expression, pace and intensity evollves naturally without altering the flow or helped by extended usage of breaks.

While most efforts come across as strong, and opening number Envoutements is a brilliant piece of work, this production never seems to truly grab me. It's not a flawed or weak effort by far, but not a truly superior one either as far as my perception goes. Fans of challenging, sophisticated art rock of the instrumental variety should love this one though, and this effort is highly recommended for anyone who feel that description is a good fit to their musical taste.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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