MIRIODOR

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Miriodor was formed in 1980 (in Québec City) by the meeting of François Émond and Pascal Globensky. Different musicians came and went until the band settled as a sextet, in 1983. The line-up was comprised of François Émond (violin, flute, keyboards, clarinet), Pascal Globensky (keyboards, acoustic guitar), Rémi Leclerc (drums), Sabin Hudon (saxophones), Denis Robitaille (electric guitar, bass, singing) and Marc Petitclerc (keyboards). This was the crew of the 1st album, “Rencontres”. This LP, self-produced and now out of print, has since then been released in CD format by Cuneiform Records, Miriodor’s record company since 1988.

Towards the end of 1984, François, Pascal, Rémi and Sabin moved to Montreal, establishing themselves as a quartet. This group did some recordings that now appear as extra material on the reissue of our 2nd album “Miriodor”. One of these pieces, Middle Ages, appeared in the audio magazine ReR Quarterly, published by Recommended Records, company
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MIRIODOR Rencontres album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Rencontres
Jazz Related Rock 1986
MIRIODOR Miriodor album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Miriodor
Jazz Related Rock 1988
MIRIODOR 3è avertissement album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
3è avertissement
Jazz Related Rock 1991
MIRIODOR Jongleries élastiques album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Jongleries élastiques
Jazz Related Rock 1996
MIRIODOR Mekano album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Mekano
Jazz Related Rock 2001
MIRIODOR Parade + Live at NEARfest album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Parade + Live at NEARfest
Jazz Related Rock 2005
MIRIODOR Avanti! album cover 4.00 | 5 ratings
Avanti!
Jazz Related Rock 2009
MIRIODOR Cobra Fakir album cover 4.69 | 4 ratings
Cobra Fakir
Jazz Related Rock 2013
MIRIODOR Signal 9 album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Signal 9
Jazz Related Rock 2017

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MIRIODOR Live 89 album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Live 89
Jazz Related Rock 2009

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MIRIODOR Tot Ou Tard album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tot Ou Tard
Jazz Related Rock 1987

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MIRIODOR Signal 9

Album · 2017 · Jazz Related Rock
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kev rowland
So the Canadians are back with their ninth studio album, and a slight change in line-up as they move back to a quartet, but as all of the guys play multiple instruments anyway there isn’t a noticeable difference in that area. As with the excellent ‘Cobra Fakir’, the first word that springs to mind is “staccato”, as this is music that is rapidly moving around and for the most part doesn’t have time for long held-down chords but just wants to get on with it. Coming from a RIO/Avant background, they have been listening to some of the early Canterbury bands as well as to King Crimson and Art Zoyd to create something that is always interesting and complex, and just a little different to much that is available within the prog scene, let alone mainstream.

It is the type of album that will polarise opinions, as those who like it will enjoy it a great deal, while others will fall into the “what on earth are you listening to” camp, and won’t give this album the time it both needs and deserves to get the most out of it. This is complex, with lots of melodies and counter-melodies, with Bernard Falaise often crunching the guitar against myriad keyboard sounds, but that can all change in an instant. It is music that does demand respect and attention, and those prepared to do just that will get a great deal out of this, as it is incredibly rewarding.

MIRIODOR Cobra Fakir

Album · 2013 · Jazz Related Rock
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kev rowland
Miriodor formed in 1980 in Québec City, and have been through some different band formats since then, but are currently a trio comprising founding musicians Pascal Globensky (keyboards, synths, piano) and Rémi Leclerc (drums, percussion, keyboards, turntable) along with longtime member Bernard Falaise (guitars, bass, keyboards, banjo, turntable). Miriodor have long been members of the international RIO movement, but what I find amazing is just how immediate this music is, although it is complex in the extreme and some would find it incredibly challenging. To my ears it is a staccato world where not only am I welcome, but it is somewhere that I want to stay as long as I can.

They have definitely given this album the right title, as a cobra fakir is a snake charmer, who uses carefully concocted melodies to put the mighty reptile into a trance from which there is no escape. That is the same here, as once this hits the player nothing else exists. Imagine Gentle Giant and King Crimson combined at their most eclectic and not allowed out of the studio until they have come up with something that is breathtakingly brilliant, and you may be close to what this is all about. There is no doubt in my ears that this is one of the most important albums ever to come from the wonderful Cuneiform stable and here is something for everyone into RIO, prog, avant music, jazz and/or they have an open mind as to where music can take them. In many ways hard to describe, and definitely hard to ignore, this is a compelling piece of work.

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