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Lambo 07-24-2005 10:33 PM

Flo Mounier
 
For those of you who are interested, here is an e-mail interview I did with Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy a while back.... http://www.flomounier.com/faqs.html

Enjoy!

Johnny_Stacks 08-09-2005 06:38 PM

Flo Mounier
 
Check out this drummer at cryptopsy.net . its an extremly death metal band whitch i hate but if you listen to the drummer, he can use his feet on the bass faster then me on the snare.. Check him out
Peace
-John

Lambo 08-09-2005 11:23 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Yeah, Flo is great. I did an e-mail interview with him back in January 2005, check it out> http://www.flomounier.com/faqs.html

devilfish 08-09-2005 11:59 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
I'm gonna check him out some more. I'm on his site right now and very interested. Thanks for mentioning this guy. It's great to hear about drummers that aren't part of everyday news.

Cheers!

Big Evil 09-12-2005 11:56 PM

Flo Mounier
 
Flo Mounier is the drummer for Cryptopsy. One of my favourite drummers of the moment .In my views he is one of the best death metal drummers around aswell as Derek Roddy. This is his website http://www.flomounier.com/ there is a video of him on this page http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/mounier.html what you people think of him?

Johnny_Stacks 09-13-2005 12:01 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
There is allready a couple threads on him allready in DW. just go to search and put in his name.. i acutly posted something exactly to what you said lol.. Great drummers think alike eh?

John

medeskisoul 10-26-2005 04:47 PM

Video of Flo Mounier
 
http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/video/mounierHQ.html

Cracked the code enough to post it here for everyone to get to, than ratehr trying to direct you through VF's site. Hope everyone enjoys.

Peace,
Medeskisoul

MECHT4NK 10-26-2005 04:51 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
by using this link it's also possible to save the file to your disk.

http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/video/mounierHQ.mov

medeskisoul 10-26-2005 04:55 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Good to hear. I knew learning how to read and code java would come in handy someday.

Who knew it would be to get semi-deep into the VF site to actually download the videos.

MECHT4NK 10-26-2005 05:06 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by medeskisoul
Good to hear. I knew learning how to read and code java would come in handy someday.

Who knew it would be to get semi-deep into the VF site to actually download the videos.

:) this has nothing to do with java it's just plain html but anyway it would be a lot easier if VF would just make a button for this.

medeskisoul 10-26-2005 05:10 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MECHT4NK
:) this has nothing to do with java it's just plain html but anyway it would be a lot easier if VF would just make a button for this.

It is java how they script the video to pop up. Because when I went to DL from the button the "javascrpit;" link popped up.

I had to read their java script to figure where they were pulling it from. I am sure there is an easier way. I probably made it harder than I should have. Sorry, seems to be how I do things. But the end result was worth it.

MECHT4NK 10-26-2005 06:07 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by medeskisoul
It is java how they script the video to pop up. Because when I went to DL from the button the "javascrpit;" link popped up.

I had to read their java script to figure where they were pulling it from. I am sure there is an easier way. I probably made it harder than I should have. Sorry, seems to be how I do things. But the end result was worth it.

no you probably were right. once you're on the page you can look for the filename of the movie and that's just somewhere in the html. that's what I did with some of their movies to save 'em.

DogBreath 10-26-2005 08:52 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
I don't find that solo to be particularly rhythmic or musical, but, well . . . he sure is fast!

fourstringdrums 10-26-2005 09:01 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DogBreath
I don't find that solo to be particularly rhythmic or musical, but, well . . . he sure is fast!

Same here. He's fast, I'll give him that. But, he must have one of the worst drum tones I've ever heard. Drums that sound like a steel factory don't appeal to me :)

medeskisoul 10-26-2005 09:08 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DogBreath
I don't find that solo to be particularly rhythmic or musical, but, well . . . he sure is fast!

I agree, but I knew we had some Flo fans on here so I thought I would post a video for them to enjoy.

Found some Dejohnette and Stanton Moore also. Anyone interested?

fourstringdrums 10-26-2005 09:10 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by medeskisoul
I agree, but I knew we had some Flo fans on here so I thought I would post a video for them to enjoy.

Found some Dejohnette and Stanton Moore also. Anyone interested?

Definately :) If they're from the Firth website, I was watching Stanton this morning. Great video.

Sojo 10-26-2005 09:19 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
I saw the Flo show last week, the rest of Cryptopsy was there too. Talk about stupid fast.

medeskisoul 10-26-2005 09:36 PM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fourstringdrums
Definately :) If they're from the Firth website, I was watching Stanton this morning. Great video.

Yeah, the ones I have found so far. (sheepish smile) I am trying to find some more. That stanton one was great! I love him so much.

MECHT4NK 10-27-2005 03:11 AM

Re: Video of Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fourstringdrums
Same here. He's fast, I'll give him that. But, he must have one of the worst drum tones I've ever heard. Drums that sound like a steel factory don't appeal to me :)

that's just exactly the same thing I thought. I still haven't figured out what his bass drum actually sounds like but in my opinion not even close to what it should sound like.

MECHT4NK 10-27-2005 03:14 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
and for the stanton moore fans that hadn't seen it already here's the interview with him from the VF website.

http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/vide...on_mooreHQ.mov

DoomGroove 12-06-2005 07:03 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
On the newer release Once was Not, he has a much more organic drum sound. check it out, they've changed a bit

DMNofDSTRCTN 12-18-2005 01:11 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
He is an incredibly fast drummer I will say that, but his beats are just too fast to be rhythmic and the drums sound like they r our of tune

Jalmar 01-01-2006 04:00 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Listen to Cryptopsys latest release: "Once Was Not" and I think that it will surprise you how good his coordination and memory is. Flourent has nearly celestial abilities when it comes to do fills.

Elvin4ever 01-03-2006 02:32 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
I have recently learned that Flo Mounier will actually be a WFD contestant at this month's NAMM world championships. I have a hard time swallowing this premise although it is apparently true. Flo Mounier vs.a bunch of high school kids in a head to head confrontation on the main outside stage. How surreal is that? I can understand him wanting to be part of some kind of video plug publicity. But to compete for the drumset and the cymbals against a bunch of young kids and 20 something unknowns? I just don't know. It doesn't sit well. Obviously the man has the chops. But you have to wonder about the kind of advice he is getting.

my charts 01-03-2006 05:23 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Okay, I think its pretty clear that people saying his solo isn't rhythmic are just biased against his style of playing. If you don't appreciate metal then that is your loss, but what is this about "his solo is so fast that it is not rhythmic"? Obviously there still exists rhythm at whatever speed he plays. If you mean that you can't discern where he is playing the notes and that he is just playing randomly with each limb, then maybe you're right but then again, who among us drummers doesn't occasionaly play randomly during a solo. The point of a solo is to showcase your skills and sound cool. Also, his drum tones do suck but that could have something to do with the video quality. I'm from a jazz and mainstream background, but i've recently come to love metal and if you arn't willing to look past the demonic thing then you will never fully realize what the music has to offer. To anybody who disputes that flo isn't one of the fastest AND most well rounded drummers on the planet, just listen to cryptopsy's new cd.

Jalmar 01-03-2006 07:46 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Humorous situation, Flourent will bring forth liquidation to these mortal teenagers.

But you still wonder why he does it?

lungfull 08-17-2006 04:33 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
he's a beast....gravity blasts, ya gotta love it

komodo 03-27-2007 12:52 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
If you watch Flos dvd youll be amazed,hes an amzing drummer! One of my faves,not jus for speed (altho partly) but the way he uses it

Mr. Pasquini 03-27-2007 01:17 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by my charts (Post 56771)
Okay, I think its pretty clear that people saying his solo isn't rhythmic are just biased against his style of playing. If you don't appreciate metal then that is your loss, but what is this about "his solo is so fast that it is not rhythmic"? Obviously there still exists rhythm at whatever speed he plays. If you mean that you can't discern where he is playing the notes and that he is just playing randomly with each limb, then maybe you're right but then again, who among us drummers doesn't occasionaly play randomly during a solo. The point of a solo is to showcase your skills and sound cool. Also, his drum tones do suck but that could have something to do with the video quality. I'm from a jazz and mainstream background, but i've recently come to love metal and if you arn't willing to look past the demonic thing then you will never fully realize what the music has to offer. To anybody who disputes that flo isn't one of the fastest AND most well rounded drummers on the planet, just listen to cryptopsy's new cd.

It's not that people are biased against metal. I love metal of all types just as much as the next guy, but that was not a very rhythmic. It's a fact, not a bias. It didn't feel good, it just felt fast. Yes, I enjoy his drumming, but that wasn't my favorite piece of it.

II xMETALx II 01-13-2008 04:25 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
For those of you who have seen his DVD, did you think it was helpful with exercises ect?

Vinnysimmo 01-13-2008 04:15 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Well, what can i say?
He is one of the be(a)st metal drummers out there.

mind_drummer 09-29-2008 05:48 AM

My hang out with Flo
 
My friend Jeff aka Granstar26 from http://www.united-by-drum.com and I got the opportunity the meet Flo Mounier and the whole Cryptopsy band for their last tour show in Rouyn-Noranda. Jeff met Flo last year for lessons and when he heard Flo would be in Rouyn, he didn't hesitate to ride 5 hours to let me meet Mr. Mounier and attending the show. Flo's a real humble, down to earth, generous & funny gentleman, it was like we were friends since forever. We shared pack of beers in the parking lot with the band then unloaded all gears from the U-Haul trailer and helped them as roadies & drum tech. After the soundcheck, Flo, Jeff and I went for dinner, we had a really nice discussion about everything & nothing. We headed back to the venue and waited for their time to step on stage.

Cryptopsy performance was amazing and for their last tour show gave all they've got. Think Flo's fast, he was even faster last night. The man can not only play death metal but in soundcheck, Flo played me some Jazz, layed down some known groove a la "walk this way" and some half-time shuffle.
He has such control of all his limb even at the fastest pace, it's amazingly freaking. After the show, we packed & load everything back and head out to some more beers at a nearby cabaret.

This morning I had to pinch myself for being sure it all really happened and to proove it really happened here some pics.

Flo & me
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...nier/Flome.jpg

Helping Flo seting up his kit
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...tinghiskit.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...etuphiskit.jpg

Me behind his kit
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...hindflokit.jpg

Flo seting up his Reference cast steel snare
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...cestosetup.jpg

Flo's kit
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...lokitfront.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...okitfinish.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...frombehind.jpg

Cryptopsy soundcheck
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...Soundcheck.jpg

Having dinner with Flo
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...nerwithFlo.jpg

The crowd
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...nier/Crowd.jpg

Flo's performance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...erformance.jpg

Cryptopsy on stage
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...erformance.jpg

My friend Jeff with Matt
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ffwithMatt.jpg


All in for all it was a blast

joshlovestodrum 12-29-2008 09:24 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
i got his dvd for my birthday and its definately worth checking out. He really does a great job explaining everything he's doing...he also goes in depth on things that normally people wouldnt put on their dvd. To me it felt less like HEY LOOK AT HOW COMPLETELY BADASS I AM ON THE KIT and more like HEY LET ME SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER DRUMMER IN GENERAL.

Bretton 03-15-2014 01:39 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF_2ja9A7Ac

this forum needs youtube embedding.

Bretton 04-12-2014 12:57 AM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Man this guy is good,

I just attended his drum clinic in Abbotsford BC. Having booked Cryptopsy as headliner for Armstrong Metalfest this year...

http://armstrongmetalfest.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/armstrongmetalfest

... I got in contact with Flo about doing a private lesson, which totally went awry when we got started in the Drum room, and a guitar teacher came barging in yelling at us for making so much noise when he's "trying to have a music lesson in the next room here" (you would think a music-lesson facility would have soundproof rooms wouldn't you?) but oh well, still got to talk drums with one of my idols, and got lots of great info.

plus just look how ridiculously fast this guy is, here's a playthrough of two-pound-torch from the end of the clinic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywg2aNOWDPg
tough to figure out the tempo exactly, but that is ridiculously fast.

here's most of the same info from the clinic, recorded with drumeo the night before, there's some great off-the-kit exercises that I'm starting on while I'm at the office, also a demo of some new roland products:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW0h...&feature=share

shredfreak 04-14-2014 03:56 PM

Re: Flo Mounier
 
Loved that drumeo video.

Didn't know he was canfitpro certified, wich does explain how in depth he went on the muscle groups you use for all that warp speed stuff.

I was pretty amazed that he played a pearl vision kit. You'd expect a guy with his repertoire to play some of the top dollar series. Tons of respect for proving you don't need a +2grand kit to sound great.

That new roland module is perfect for my needs. Can upload my own samples into it for triggering without paying an arm & a leg and without having a gazillion inputs.


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