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Mörglbl Trio

Mörglbl Trio - Live At Martyrs, Chicago, IL. (May 20th 2009) - 2009 - Unoff.

Mörglbl's leader Christophe Godin was born in 1968 in Annecy in eastern France. He teaches a guitar class at school "ETM" (Switzerland). He is the author of many guitar articles for a variety of well-known guitar magazines, and has made some instruction DVD's. In 1997, together with Ivan Rougny and Jean-Pierre Frelézeau, Chistophe formed the "Mörglbl Trio". The band's combination of wild jazz, funk and metal have made them a very popular band in Europe, and Mörglbl have received many rave reviews in leading European music magazines. Although he may not be a household name, Christophe Godin is on a par with many of the elite guitarists of our time like Steve Vai, Mattias Eklundh, Ron Thal, Allan Holdsworth, and Yngwie Malmsteen. He makes no secret of the huge influence that some of these guitarists have had on him. Today, Christophe is one of the most in-demand session musicians in Europe. His style has been described as "a mixture of destructive metal, a great sense of humour and excellent technique". In a nutshell, Mörglbl's music is hard-hitting crunch metal/jazz fusion played with a Zappa-esque humour. In fact, the music is often reminiscent of Zappa, Vai and Holdsworth and often more inventive! In April and May 2009, Mörglbl played around 24 US gigs. This one at Martyrs’, Chicago is regarded as one of their best concerts along with a gig the band played the previous year at NEARfest music festival Bethlehem, PA USA when the trio got a standing ovation and a double encore. If you like original instrumental metal/jazz fusion with plenty of extraordinary guitar soloing then you may like this great band. SQ is not bad considering the type of recording. Buy the band's "Grötesk" music, and support real music. Check this blog for more info on Mörglbl [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 124 Mb]


1 Intro 00:44
2 Tale Of Thibault – Streets 10:02
3 Tapas Nocturne 5:33
4 Monster 6:00
5 Pied De Biche 10:13
6 Crowd & Banter 1:05
7 22 oz. 6:14
8 Morglb & Circus 4:24
9 Crowd & Banter 00:52
10 Little Man 5:15
11 Crowd & Banter 1:04
12 Myspace Book 4:44

Music usually composed by Godin, Rougny, Ouzoulias, and Frelézeau individually and collectively


Christophe Godin - Guitar
Ivan Rougny - Bass
Aurélien Ouzoulias - Drums


MÖRGLBL, also known as MÖRGLBL TRIO, is one of the bands/projects by guitarist Christophe Godin (other two projects being CHRISTOPHE GODIN'S METAL KARTOON and 2G). MÖRGLBL is a French band (from Annecy), founded in 1997 (or 1996, according to lasercd.com). Godin decided to form an instrumental fusion rock band - he describes band's music as 'power-jazz-metal instrumental music' - along with Jean Pierre Frelezeau (drums) and Ivan Rougny (bass). In 1997, MÖRGLBL's first cd named "Ze Mörglbl Trio!!" was released and received good reactions from the French press. The band toured intensively in France, placing Christophe as one of France's top guitar players. In 1999, the band's second album "Bienvenue à Mörglbl Land" was released. After this release, they disbanded in 2002 - Godin was doing various projects in that period, but the band re-united in 2005, this time with Aurélien Ouzoulias on drums, and they released their third album, "Grotesk" in 2007.The band is playing an unique fusion of jazz and metal; although jazz-metal as a form was not unknown before, their fusion of styles is perfectly balanced and one of the kind, forcing a listener to question him/herself what actually defines each of the musical styles that MÖRGLBL uses as a part of their style. The music is leaving quite a lot of space for improvisations, and it's enjoyable and RECOMMENDED for anyone who's interested in eclecticism varying from jazz-rock shredding guru such is HOLDSWORTH to the 'post-trash' metal of PANTERA style, with a solid amount of furious PRIMUS thrown in. © Moris Mateljan, 2008 (sources compiled from the band's MySpace page, Godin's web site, and lasercd.com) © Prog Archives, All rights reserved http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4038


Christophe Godin (born 1968) is a French guitarist and singer, notable for his work with the famous French bands Metal Kartoon, Gnô and Mörglbl. Godin plays a variety of styles, including heavy metal, jazz fusion, blues and more. Christophe Godin was born in Annecy, France. He has toured with some famous musicians, like Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Andy Timmons (Danger Danger), Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Kiko Loureiro (Angra). Mörglbl shared the stage with Liquid Tension Experiment (3/5 of Dream Theater plus Tony Levin on bass) at US biggest indoor prog festival, NEARfest in 2008 for the festival's 10th anniversary. He also played with Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson). Godin is known for his sense of humour, virtuosic guitar skills, energetic performances and overall wacky personality. These traits can be best observed in one of his live performances, where he does both the vocals and guitar parts in the Jimi Hendrix classic "Little Wing". Instead of playing the chords as they would normally be played, Godin played the arpeggiated versions of those chords using the sweep picking technique, all the while singing in time with his playing. Christophe Godin began his musical journey as a local guitar hero in several bands which, unfortunately, never left any trace. In 1995, with Temple, Christophe played on an album that was properly distributed in France and received a wave of positive reviews. In 1996, he took part on Guitare Attitudes, a compilation featuring French guitarists, that allowed him to regularly appear on the French TV show Nulle Part Ailleurs (Canal +) as a guest guitarist. In 1997, he created, along with Ivan Rougny and Jean-Pierre Frelézeau, the Mörglbl Trio !! and released two albums ("The Mörglbl Trio !!" in 1998 and "Bienvenue à Mörglbl Land" in 1999). With this band, the doors to international distribution finally opened. In the meantime, Christophe, who's been a teacher at the E.T.M. of Geneva, Switzerland, since 1994 acquired a solid pedagogue reputation with the release of an instructional video (Heavy metal : les techniques) and the multitude of articles he wrote for dozens of guitar magazines. He became a regular guest at the M.A.I. of Nancy, France, and runs master-classes in the whole country. In 2001, he created Gnô, with Gabriel Vegh (bass/vocals) and Peter Puke (drums/vocals), and released "Trash Deluxe". Gnô was on tour intensively throughout France until 2003. Finally, simultaneously with his duo with Pierrejean Gaucher (the 2G, playing Frank Zappa covers alongside their original material), Christophe, for the first time, formed his solo project under the name Christophe Godin's Metal Kartoon, which includes two violinists/pianists/singers, one bass player/singer, one drummer/pianist/singer and Christophe Godin. The band tours since 2004, and the album is released in the fall of 2005. All the ingredients that made the career of the guitarist what it is are to be found on this record: humour, virtuosity, and a mix of jazz, funk and metal. Godin was voted fifth best international guitarist by Guitar Parts magazine.


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