In a more compact form of trio, the band remains playful. This instrumental,
modern, progressive music juggles around the listener as if he is visiting in
an adult amusement park.
The extensive use of keyboards in various shades (all three members share
the keyboards credits, in addition to the other instruments they employ -
guitars, bass, banjo, piano, drums and turntables) is colorful and remains
organic, portraying sceneries of exquisite marvel. As a result, the knotty
music is so well articulated and detailed, so much that it becomes animated. Animated, but somewhat surreal.
The vividness of both the compositions and their performance makes up for
any lack of immediacy, as although engaging melodies do visit from time to time
(such as the guitar lines on the harmonious "Tandem," which at times
sounds like a lush version of King Crimson) it seems like Miriodor's
main intention was not to make you hum the tunes but to create a unique
adventure which you will keep coming back to; just like an amusement park, we
Cobra Fakir is inviting ("La Roue"),
scary and mighty ("Titan"), mischievously elegant ("Speed-dating
sur Mars"), leisured yet ominous ("Maringouin");
it's taunting (the mostly electronic "Space Cowboy"), and it has
arcade features ("Un cas siberien").
What are you waiting for? Go buy a ticket! (9/10)
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