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MAY 2010: MONO (Japan, Post Rock/Math Rock)

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Topic: MAY 2010: MONO (Japan, Post Rock/Math Rock)
Posted By: M@X
Subject: MAY 2010: MONO (Japan, Post Rock/Math Rock)
Date Posted: May 01 2010 at 13:02

To celebrate their 10th anniversary as a band – and the release of their acclaimed new album Hymn To The Immortal Wind – MONO and Temporary Residence Limted organized a once-in-a-lifetime concert in New York City. In association with the esteemed Wordless Music Series, MONO super-sized their already legendary live show with a 24-piece orchestra. Painstakingly recorded and mixed by famed producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, ISIS, Minus The Bear), Holy Ground brilliantly captures every moment of whispered calm and breathless beauty with patient clarity. Included with the album is a stunning live DVD documenting the entire 90-minute performance, featuring live orchestral versions of many of MONO’s most beloved songs. For a decade fans have clamored for a MONO album that matches the catharsis of their infamous live shows, and Holy Ground overwhelmingly delivers.

Rock Sound : "MONO have now well and truly sealed their place in the pantheon of rock history."

Ptolemaic Terrascope : "Walls of aggression and white noise rarely sound this beautiful and affecting."

Exclaim : "Essential, really"


What do you think ?

Prog On !

Posted By: Kestrel
Date Posted: May 03 2010 at 02:47
I'm seeing these guys later this month - I can't wait! 

Posted By: EatThatPhonebook
Date Posted: May 03 2010 at 09:24
They aren't bad. Hymn to the immortal wind is a great album.

Posted By: Kojak
Date Posted: May 06 2010 at 02:33
I like them, I didn't realise they'd been going for 10 years....

Posted By: Evolutionary Sleeper
Date Posted: May 07 2010 at 02:11
Hymn to the Immortal Wind is just the most beautiful album. I may be acquiring the new live album as well.


Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: May 08 2010 at 00:17
Nice, we're finally getting bands that are actually famous as sponsors! However, I didn't like what I heard of Hymn very much so I will be passing on this as well.

if you own a sodastream i hate you

Posted By: lensag
Date Posted: August 05 2010 at 08:43
i love mono. hymn to the immortal wind is pure poetry with no words..
i couldn-t see them in portugal - tickets sold out Cry

Posted By: besotoxico
Date Posted: August 12 2010 at 12:20
Hymn is smooth like a babies bottom.

Lies, he only tells the truth, for he means it,
means, not anything he says, eyes unseen,
but everything is ........

So sincere, so sincere, so sincere, so sin.

Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: December 04 2010 at 10:09
Post rock forever!Thumbs UpWonderful band!

Posted By: Peter Holland
Date Posted: February 28 2012 at 01:17
some of what these guys do reminds me of Mono at points...

Posted By: Plankowner
Date Posted: December 10 2012 at 11:04
Saw them very recently, bought my Tshirt ,the new album and Holy Ground: NYC Live DVD... Was incredible to see them.

Posted By: danyboy
Date Posted: October 29 2014 at 04:53
nice vibe

Posted By: MS studio
Date Posted: January 27 2015 at 18:23
Emotional, spatial, loud... Cool music Cool 

Posted By: Luova Records
Date Posted: March 08 2015 at 17:24

Posted By: Multifusionrock
Date Posted: October 30 2015 at 10:20
I saw them live in Oslo recently, they were playing with The Ocean and Solstafir. I enjoyed watching them live, to catch the energy and feeling of the members. Tried to listen to it a home, didn't really feel it there, maybe I didn't listen to the right tracks...


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: November 16 2015 at 02:19
I'm pretty sure this band is playing in Melbourne, Australia in a couple of weeks. Anyone who's seen them that could recommend catching them? Or even better, perhaps a particular album that would be a good place to start to get an idea of what to expect from them?

Posted By: Multifusionrock
Date Posted: November 19 2015 at 13:23
I would go see them (again) if I had the chance :) but I'm not so familliar with the band as to recommend records... in my opinion the whole atmosphere of their music, doesn't make it so important to know alot of material ahead of time.


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