Miriodor / Avanti!
Album: Avanti!   Collection:General
Artist:Miriodor   Added:Jul 2009
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-12-06 Pull Date: 2010-02-07
Week Ending: Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 17 Jan 10 Dec 27 Dec 13
Airplays: 1 1 3 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 05, 2010: Memory Select
Ecart-Type: Standard Deviation
4. Jan 14, 2010: Musically Assured Destruction
A Determiner: To Be Determined
2. Jan 30, 2010: Music Casserole
A Determiner: To Be Determined
5. Jan 12, 2010: Ambient Annoyance
Reveille-Matin: Shadow Of The Alarm Clock
3. Jan 15, 2010: Memory Select, new friday time
Bolide Debile: Dare Devil
6. Jan 06, 2010: Lost Verses
Ecart-Type: Standard Deviation

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-11-29
Art rock avante prog in the vein of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Zappa, Henry Cow, Soft Machine, Gentle Giant. All tracks are a venture, you never know where things will lead. They might start off mellow but then get heavy on the turn of a dime, then back again. But they all have great proggy guitar, drums and a plethora of other instruments (reeds, brass, samples) joining the fray, downtown jazz complexity. In one word: excellent prog.

1) starts off epic prog, heavy, then courses into a mellower feel and then into a pure art prog deal
2) swingy jazzy prog, trumpet, cool cat stuff
3) trippy synth and cymbal opens this slower mindful piece, clarinet quirkiness
4) strange samples lead into an intense driving feel that gives way here and there into quirky interludes
5) starts mellow and trippy with fender Rhodes and other percussive synth tones, longish track kinda gets slow heavy rockin in places, very Birdsongs’ish, cool sax
6) guitar takes the lead on this one, soaring and pretty, for fans of McLaughlin, DiMeola, gets mellow in breaks, complex
7) guitar driven again, good prog!

Track Listing
1. Envoutement: Bewitchment   4. Ecart-Type: Standard Deviation
2. Bolide Debile: Dare Devil   5. A Determiner: To Be Determined
3. La Roche: Meeting Point   6. Avanti!: Avanti!
  7. Reveille-Matin: Shadow Of The Alarm Clock