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Mörglbl ‎- Grötesk - 2007 - Free Electric Sound

The French fusion jazz/rock group Mörglbl was founded in 1997 and recorded two CDs before breaking up in 2002. In 2005 they had a reunion and Grotesk became their third CD. Their music comes close to fitting the description of heavy metal jazz since it is quite rock-ish and filled with explosive group improvisations based loosely around themes. There is certainly no lack of fire in these performances. Guitarist Christophe Godin is the lead voice, but he is constantly pushed and inspired by bassist Ivan Rougny and drummer Jean Pierre Frelezeau. The drummer has since left the group. Listeners who think that fusion ran out of gas a long time ago will find this passionate set to be of strong interest. © Scott Yanow © 2013 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/grotesk-mw0000750285

Mörglbl's leader Christophe Godin was born in 1968 in Annecy in eastern France. He teaches a guitar class at school "ETM" in Switzerland. He is the author of many guitar articles for a variety of well-known guitar magazines, and has also made some guitar instruction DVD's. In 1997, together with Ivan Rougny and Jean-Pierre Frelézeau, Christophe formed the "Mörglbl Trio". The band's combination of wild jazz, funk and metal made them a very popular band in Europe, receiving many rave reviews in many leading European music magazines. In April and May 2009, Mörglbl played around 24 US gigs to much acclaim. Athough he may not be a household name, Christophe has been compared with great guitarists like Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Christophe is a magnificent guitarist and there is no doubting the guy’s exceptional technical ability. He has openly admitted the huge influence that some of these guitarists have had on him. Today, he 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 sometimes played with a hint of Zappa-esque humour. In fact, the music is often reminiscent of Zappa, Vai and Holdsworth and often more inventive! How could Zappa be out-invented? Listen to Mörglbl and find out! If you like original progressive instrumental metal/jazz fusion with a touch of eccentricity and whimsy and plenty of extraordinary guitar soloing then you may like this great band. Check this blog for more Mörglbl. Buy the band’s Brütal Römance album and support great modern progressive rock and jazz fusion. “Grötesk” is HR by A.O.O.F.C. [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 143 Mb]


1 Tapas Nocturne 4:53
2 L'ami Deglingo 5:20
3 Buffet Froid 6:50
4 Le Project Pied De Biche 6:33
5 Lieutenant Colombin 6:40
6 Les Petits Nous 4:35
7 The Toy Maker 4:31
8 Haute Voltige En Haute-Volta 4:29
9 Février Afghan 5:18
10 Totale Bricole 6:03
11 Il Bello Di Note 5:36
12 Studio Délirium 1:10

All tracks composed by Godin, Rougny, & Frelezeau except Track 7 by Christophe Godin


Christophe Godin - Guitars, Vocals
Ivan Rougny - Bass, Vocals
Jean Pierre Frelezeau - Drums, Vocals


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.


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

francisco santos said...

hot one man !!!!...love...this band 's rip...thank you very much

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Francisco. Thanks. What a great band! Simon Cowell would love this kind of music...not! (lol). TVM & TTU later...Paul