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Miriodor continues to impressive with their intricate and melodic blend of rock and improvisation, here as a trio of Pascal Globensky (keyboards), Remi Leclerc (drums) and Bernard Falaise (guitars), in 11 intriguing and ingenious compositions sure to delight.

Cobra Fakir

Miriodor: Cobra Fakir (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"What does nearly three-and-a-half decades of exploration on the leading edge of progressive music and 25 years of creative partnership with one of North America's longest-lived, most uncompromising indie labels sound like? Well, it sounds precisely like Cobra Fakir, Canadian experimentalists Miriodor's latest album on Cuneiform Records and the band's eighth studio effort overall.

A cobra fakir is a snake charmer, who uses carefully concocted melodies to put the mighty reptile under a sort of sonic spell. That's an apt analogy for what will happen to even the hardiest ears upon introduction to Miriodor's newest eccentric-but-bewitching batch of tunes.

Miriodor is one of the core bands of what's become known as the RIO (Rock in Opposition) movement, an international agglomeration of artists that started in the late '70s with groups like Henry Cow, Samla Mammas Manna, Art Zoyd, and Univers Zéro. Its core tenet has remained a commitment to creating challenging music that freely incorporates everything from progressive rock and jazz to avant-garde experimentation and even elements of various folk traditions. Over the years Miriodor has appeared alongside almost all of the RIO stalwarts and their name has long been synonymous with the style.

Miriodor's long evolutionary process has led to the trio we hear on Cobra Fakir: founding musicians Pascal Globensky (keyboards, synths, piano) and Rémi Leclerc (drums, percussion, keyboards, turntable) with longtime member Bernard Falaise (guitars, bass, keyboards, banjo, turntable). The multi-layered complexity of the pieces they've crafted for Cobra Fakir belies the relatively spontaneous method in which much of the music was made."-Cuneiform

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"Bernard Falaise. Born Montréal, Québec, 1965. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (guitar).

Bernard Falaise was born in Montréal, where he currently lives. He plays electric guitar, composes and improvises - all with evident joy - for Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups. He has written for the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM), Quartango and the Isis Quartet, and has created music for exhibitions, television, the theatre and dance. Allergic to labels, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm."

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775036823

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 368 CD
Squidco Product Code: 18164

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in Montreal by Bernard Falaise and Bernard Grenon.


Bernard Falaise-guitars, bess, keyboards, banjo, turntable

Pascal Globensky-keyboards, synths, piano

Remi Leclerc-drums, percussion, keyboards, turntable

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Track Listing:

1. La Roue 3:43

2. Cobra Fakir 8:53

3. Rvb7 3:57

4. Paris-Roubaix 2:14

5. Titan 4:18

6. Un Cas Sibérian 2:29

7. Speed-Dating Sur Mars 7:07

8. Tandem 8:24

9. Maringouin 3:41

10. Space Cowboy 3:11

11. Expérience7 2:28