Miroir Noir

Miroir Noir: Neon Bible Archives, The Arcade Fire, has been out for a bit, so I’m sorry to be a little behind on this one. In any case, now you can buy a digital copy online and pre-order DVD/the limited edition DVD.

The documentary is directed byArcade Fire and Vincent Morisset, who was also responsible for the interactive video for ‘Neon Bible’.

The deluxe edition DVD of ‘Miroir Noir’ features bonus material including Arcade Fire performances on TV shows such as Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and Saturday Night Live. – NME

The band digitally released Miroir Noir, a film documenting the making of their 2007 album Neon Bible and the tour in support of it. The film will be released on DVD in March, with pre-orders available now. – Pitchfork

This documentary is a must for any Arcade Fire fan. It’s not a typical concert documentary (if you read the Pitchfork article/interview you can learn why). It’s very similar to the tone set in Radiohead’s Meeting People is Easy documentary, which focused on OK Computer – this is very similar, except with an Arcade Fire twist, obviously.

The Neon Bible phone number (remember that?) messages serve as the only narrative to this documentary. (Note: got some time? Play around on the Neon Bible website).

There are moments of pure genius in Miroir Noir and great insights into how the band conducts itself.

Rating: A+


Bits and pieces from the documentary

In other Arcade Fire news:

The band is working on a new album, and Butler, his wife and Arcade Fire co-leader Régine Chassagne, and Final Fantasy’s Owen Pallett, did indeed write the score for The Box, the forthcoming film from director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko). – Pitchfork

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