Friday, 22 December 2017

Miriodor - Signal 9 (2017)


The ninth album from this Canadian band.

Miriodor was a quartet on this album with a lineup of electronics, drums, percussion, bass, synths, piano, keyboards, turntables and guitars.

Miriodor is not a band I am familiar with, having only got their eight album, the 2013 album Cobra Fakir. You can read my review here.

The band is clearly an avant-garde/RIO band. It is a nerd-prog band too. The music on this album is very nerdy, indeed.

There is no vocals here. These fifty-two minutes contains eleven strange, weird pieces of music. The realms of music has been expanded and the envelope has been pushed here.

The music is also pretty cinematic too. I don't think many people with a mainstream music taste would brand this music as horrible. The mellotron sound on some of the pieces of music also gives the album an almost Swedish symphonic prog feel.

The music is not jarring and it is not dissonant and disharmonic. It has a lot of melodic qualities, at the same time as it is weird.

The end result is a good album which deserve a lot of more attention outside the avant-garde/RIO crowd. I think most progheads would find this album very enjoyable.

3 points

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