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miRthkon
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Mirthkon (styled miRthkon) is an amplified chamber ensemble masquerading as a rock band. This illusion is well maintained by the fact that from time to time they do, indeed, rock. Consisting of a core rock instrumentation of two guitars, bass, and drums, their unique sound is enhanced by the inclusion of two adept woodwind players covering a wide array of instruments including piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.
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http://www.mirthkon.com
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Releases on file (4)
miRthkon — Snack(s) miRthkon — Snack(s)
(AltrOck Productions ALT-038, 2013, CD)
miRthkon — (format) miRthkon — (format)
(AltrOck Productions ALT-029, 2012, DVD)
miRthkon — Vehicle miRthkon — Vehicle
(AltrOck Productions ALT-009, 2009, CD)
miRthkon — The Illusion of Joy miRthkon — The Illusion of Joy
((Not on label) no#, 2006, CD)

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