Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain


5.0
classic

Review

by SnackaryBinx USER (31 Reviews)
October 14th, 2008 | 64 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A fury of emotion that is almost second to none. A beauty of emotion that is almost second to none.

Mihai Edrisch are a swirl of beauty and emotion. Chaos and rage. Seamlessly blending beautiful, frantic guitar interplay with thrashing, beating drums, emotion pours from every single pore of this. The vocalist screams out his heart and soul up onto the stage, making sure that everyone in the audience feels every detail of emotion that he wants you to feel. The bass player's gorgeous lines lay the foundation of the background for which everyone in this band rests upon, as if he's the one holding this whole band together.

Mihai Edrisch are an emo band from Lyon, France. Not much else is known about them, other than that a singer and a guitarist play in Celeste, and the drummer is now in Daitro. Listening to them, you can see the influences they have on other european emo bands such as Sed Non Satiata, Daitro or Raein. The drummer for this band is also a very big influence for the drummer of Kidcrash. After releasing two albums, L'Un Sans L'Autre in 2003 and this in 2005, the band broke up in 2006, with members going their separate ways.

If you know a little bit of French (or have access to a translator), you can almost get the story that comes from the track titles. Each track title (sans Intro and Outro, respectively) is one word, and they are all a verb. The album begins with Naitre, or to be born, and ends with Mourir, to die. In the middle, you have Marcher, to walk, Souffrir, to suffer. These titles give a simple description of the life of a human being. From being born, to your first steps, to the suffering of a loved one dieing, to your own death.

The album itself goes in a full circle, with Intro just starting out with a faint buzzing for 30 seconds until a simple drum beat comes in, and bursting into a frantic frenzy of your birth, and that's exactly how it ends. The chaos of your death essentially with so many thoughts swirling your head at one time (represented by the guitar and drumming) suddenly dwindles down in Outro to faint silence, your heartbeat has stopped.

As mentioned earlier, everyone in this band is on top of their instruments. The guitar playing is frantic, but beautiful. The drumming is in your face, but calm. The guitars are mostly melting their fretboard with riffs that will conjure up so many deep saddening emotions you can think of, but instill emotions of hope and happiness, not all is lost. The drumming is on time no matter what fill is being thrown out at you, and never sounds disjointed or lost and confused, and only adds to the thumping, driving beat of the album altogether. The bass can be heard throughout the whole album, creating bass lines for which everyone else works off of, but not just playing along with the guitar, but on his own path of chaos and rage. The vocalist belts out words that will put pictures of every emotion possible in your head.

This album is not all chaos though. With a brief two minute interlude of subtle ocean waves and tranquil guitar and drums, at the end it rushes into the most dismembered track of the whole album, Souffrir. This track shows suffering in it's purest form. Every person, every instrument, every note, every tiny squeak, is the very essence of what suffering is itself. In all honesty, no words gorgeous enough can describe this song, and even though it's all in French, this song truly brings a tear to my eye.

This is emotion in it's purest form in my eyes. The full circle aspect of life shown on this is tearjearking to say the least. Even though you may not be able to understand a word on the whole album, you'll feel the emotion, not in tiny 30 second bursts, but in a long outpour of emotion, like a hurricane. In all of its beauty, in all of its sadness, in all of its anger, this album conveys such a wide range of emotions, it's almost indescribable.



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SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

another bad review by me

jrowa001
October 14th 2008


8750 Comments


i just downloaded this last night. listened to a few songs and it was pretty good. dont think it will be a 5 for me though

SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I enjoyed this album so god damn much. It was pretty damn hard to put some it into words.

NortherlyNanook
October 14th 2008


1285 Comments


fury*

Is this not the first time you've used "furry" instead of "fury" or is it someone else who did the same thing? "Furry" is like fuzzy.

EDIT: Awesome album, though. Not a 5, but still awesome.This Message Edited On 10.14.08

SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ahhh, I make stupid mistakes, I guess I did it a lot like an idiot.

NortherlyNanook
October 14th 2008


1285 Comments


is coo' nig

Not a bad review, though.

SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh sweet, just noticed the track listing is totally wrong

NortherlyNanook
October 14th 2008


1285 Comments


Yeah, why's it in alphabetical order?

SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

well, it's all cool and fixed now.
and I can see why people wouldn't view this as a 5, I just seem to connect with it on different levels maybe? I don't know, that sounded dumb.

lunchforthesky
October 14th 2008


1039 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No better or worse than most other bands like this.

handoman
October 14th 2008


2386 Comments


emoemoemo. Cool I'll check this out. You always seem to get me into stuff.

Cesar
October 14th 2008


2732 Comments


You make me interested in this, sounds great. If it is i the same leagues as Sed Non then I will enjoy this a lot.

SpritzSpritz
October 14th 2008


528 Comments


could someone send me mourir

colorsxcurses97 -aim.
for some reason my download didnt have it

SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sent it to you on aim

iarescientists
October 14th 2008


5863 Comments


wanna send it to me on aim

jesusdeespana

thx bro

SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol, way to post john's aim.

iarescientists
October 14th 2008


5863 Comments


okay well then send it to my aim whatever that is if you think you know everything

SnackaryBinx
October 14th 2008


2309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it'd be a challenge to find your aim... if you didn't post it in the community thread so much.

iarescientists
October 14th 2008


5863 Comments


okay just im me so i can ban you then we'll see how big of a challenge it is

pixiesfanyo
October 14th 2008


1223 Comments


you are an idiot for rating this a 5.



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