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    MIRIODOR "Elements" teaser video! Out 10/28/22




    With nothing to lose, nothing to do, they agreed to take part in an experiment.

    The world was going havoc, wars were raging in many countries, viruses proliferating. Miriodor world tour (their second of the year) was halted by an order of the Planet Commander in chief who declared a global confinement due to the pandemic. The crew was forced to land at a military airport in Antartica. No one, anywhere around the globe, could move anymore. Every person on Earth was confined to their home or to the location they were in at the time the Order was promulgated.

    Stranded, the Miriodor crew accepted to be the guinea-pigs of an experiment conducted on the military base adjacent to the airport. They would get a shot of an experimental vaccine called ‘Boomerang’, aptly named for its ability to kick in anytime their bodies detected the presence of a virus or the recurrence of a virus. So they got the shot.

    Eventually, they set up their gear in order to occupy their days without sunlight, their days of darkness. But when they began to play music, they noticed that this truly bizarre experimental drug had strange side-effects, giving them an extra-acute vision of all natural elements around them, up to the genetics. It was as if they were actually being able to tell the composition of everything around them, objects or life forms, down to the elements of the periodic table. They were able to see sound particles floating or moving in the air, completely altering their vision of music, of their music.

    When the containment was lifted, setting them free to move on with their global tour, they had 43 minutes of music.
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    Great news. Thanks.
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    So many coins, so many albums...
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    Hope for the future, yay!
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    Antarctica, really? Still, I guess new music from Miriodor is worth almost any privation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Antarctica, really?
    Still counts as Canadian Content.
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    Puzzling to note how Miriodor are still going at all. Four lengthy decades on forming. I suppose "academic credentials" of music education benefit the players in other fields of work where grants and fundings support artistic activity. One of the goods of fine studies and institutions of merit.

    The mass of movement/tone/timbre/idea in their complete output is staggering. Every release seems to contain nine releases worth of duration/notes, and it's ALL elaborately through-composed, dissonant yet oddly melodic, arranged for eclectic instrumentation and expertly produced to smallest detail. Few if any other modern-era progressive acts come close to Miriodor's load of accomplishment - Thinking Plague, perhaps.

    I'll spin some 'dor today after having ransacked my apartment back-to-front/upside-down in search of ol' pics of Deus Ex Machina flaying unfortunate onlookers' earlobes at Berns Salonger/Stockholm '96. Think I'll start with my vinyl of Rencontres.
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    Seeing Miriodor at NF was so amazing back in the day. I was already a huge FZ fanatic but was just getting into the RIO/avant prog/Zeuhl stuff, and this band was the perfect gateway into that brilliant corner of music.

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    Miriodor have so much to offer musically . It's quite an experience listening to their albums. They may have certain influences which they add to their own vocabulary, however they possess a unique originality in their composition. Their music travels not unlike instrumental storytelling and that's a pretty difficult thing to accomplish. Every album is an experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Puzzling to note how Miriodor are still going at all. Four lengthy decades on forming. I suppose "academic credentials" of music education benefit the players in other fields of work where grants and fundings support artistic activity. One of the goods of fine studies and institutions of merit.
    There is some kind of support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; you will see the logo on many of the releases. Back when ProgQuebec was going, we were able to get support from the AV Trust for a few years (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio-...rust_of_Canada), and it was grant-based on a per-release basis, so that may be the case here as well.
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    There can never be enough Miriodor.

    Bring it on!

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    Steve, did Miriodor play at Progscape in Baltimore? I know I saw them once, but I don't think it was at NEARfest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Steve, did Miriodor play at Progscape in Baltimore? I know I saw them once, but I don't think it was at NEARfest.
    Yes. Second one.1996.
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    Any time any one speaks to me about any musical project, the one absolute given is "it will not make big money". [tip of the hat to HK]

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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