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Miriodor: Elements (Cuneiform)

The inventive Canadian electric improvising band releases their 10th studio album, continuing as the trio of guitarist Bernard Falaise, keyboardist Pascal Globensky and drummer/percussionist Remi Leclerc, presenting six masterfully lyrical pieces that take unusual twists and turns, adding unexpected "elements" to each pieces in clever, playful and inspired ways.
 

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

Pascal Globensky-keyboards, synths, piano

Remi Leclerc-drums, percussion, electronics


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UPC: 045775049823

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 498
Squidco Product Code: 32398

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case

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"There are no other bands in North America that sound even remotely like Miriodor, whose new album Elements is their 10th studio release since their founding in 1980. This likely has to do with where keyboardist Pascal Globensky, guitarist and bassist Bernard Falaise, and drummer Remi Leclerc are based: the Canadian province of Quebec, a region that tilts strongly towards its own long history as a unique culture within otherwise English-speaking North America.

Rapid changes of tone and pacing are a Miriodor trademark. "There are many different landscapes in the same piece," Globensky agrees. "Sometimes we'll go see a concert and some band will be keeping the same beat for 10 or 12 or 15 minutes, and we'll be looking at each other and saying 'Why do we complicate our lives like that, changing all the time?' But that's the way we're doing our music."

Importantly, even though Miriodor is strictly an instrumental ensemble, its tunes always tell a story. "The music has to convey some images, or some cinematic aspect," Globensky clarifies. "If we don't see something in our mind, something moving in our head, we will discard it. We like that cinematic aspect. There's a sense of being just a part of something bigger, and if you listen to our music you can see that there's many layers and a lot of intertwining lines, nesting lines, and repeated lines. And there's no clear definition of what Elements is all about, but I think it relates to that."

While Globensky cautions that Elements might be Miriodor's last release, he also maintains that it's their best. "As we get older we learn stuff in life and we learn stuff about music, and I think we're getting better at it," he says with a philosophical laugh. "And that's something I said to Remi recently: 'Well, it's a bit of a shame if this is the last one, because we're starting to get good!"-Cuneiform"


Artist Biographies

"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."

-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/falaise_be/)
2/16/2024

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Pascal Globensky is a Canadian keyboard, guitar and bass player known best for the band Miriodor. He has also recorded with Lars Hollmer.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/851851-Pascal-Globensky)
2/16/2024

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"Self-taught musician, percussionist, composer and cofounder of the groups of new music Miriodor and Papa Boa, Rémi Leclerc is often invited to occupy the drummer seat for his creative sensitivity. He is at present active within the formations Jeszcze Raz, l'Orkestre des Pas Perdus, Les Projectionnistes and the band of Thomas Hellman. He also collaborated with many artists, the most known being: Robert Charlebois, Michel Faubert and Marie-Jo Thériault. He also played for the theater company Carbon 14, la P' tite Fanfare, the many projects of André Duchesne (Diésel, Locomotive, L' or 'L and The 4 guitars of the Apocalypso-bar) and Trafic d'Influence."

-Filles Eletriques (https://electriques.ca/filles/en/artiste/leclerc_re)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Boomerang 5:12

2. Alambic 7:08

3. Tour De Main 7:59

4. Poulet-Bicyclette 5:50

5. Embuscade 8:04

6. Conflit D'Horaires 8:16

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