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Old 07-24-2005, 09:33 PM
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Default 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

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Old 08-09-2005, 05:38 PM
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Default 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
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:23 PM
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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
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:59 PM
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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.

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Old 09-12-2005, 10:56 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:01 PM
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Default 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?

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Old 10-26-2005, 03:47 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 10-26-2005, 03:51 PM
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Default 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
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:55 PM
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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.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:06 PM
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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.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:10 PM
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:) 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.
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:07 PM
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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.
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: Video of Flo Mounier

I don't find that solo to be particularly rhythmic or musical, but, well . . . he sure is fast!
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:01 PM
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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 :)
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:08 PM
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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?
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:10 PM
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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.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:19 PM
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I saw the Flo show last week, the rest of Cryptopsy was there too. Talk about stupid fast.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:36 PM
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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.
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:11 AM
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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.
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:14 AM
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Default 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
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:03 PM
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Default 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
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:11 PM
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Default 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
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Old 01-01-2006, 03:00 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:32 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:23 AM
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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.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:46 PM
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Humorous situation, Flourent will bring forth liquidation to these mortal teenagers.

But you still wonder why he does it?
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:33 PM
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he's a beast....gravity blasts, ya gotta love it
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:52 PM
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Default 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
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:17 AM
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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.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:25 AM
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For those of you who have seen his DVD, did you think it was helpful with exercises ect?
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:15 PM
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Well, what can i say?
He is one of the be(a)st metal drummers out there.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:48 AM
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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


Helping Flo seting up his kit




Me behind his kit


Flo seting up his Reference cast steel snare


Flo's kit






Cryptopsy soundcheck


Having dinner with Flo


The crowd


Flo's performance


Cryptopsy on stage


My friend Jeff with Matt



All in for all it was a blast
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:24 AM
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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.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:39 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF_2ja9A7Ac

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Old 04-11-2014, 11:57 PM
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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

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Old 04-14-2014, 02:56 PM
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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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