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There are at least six artists sharing the name Mono: 1) a Japanese band; 2) a British band; 3) a Dutch band; 4) a female Austrian artist; 5) a Swedish artist; 6) a Korean trio.

1) Mono are a band from Tokyo, Japan formed in 1999. The songs, all of which are , are usually focused on layered guitar melodies. Strings and pianos are also prominently featured in some songs. MONO are known for their powerful live shows, and their complex guitar work.

Their first EP, titled Hey, You was released in September, 2000. So far, they have released six full albums: Under the Pipal Tree, One Step More and You Die, Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined, You Are There, Hymn To The Immortal Wind and For My Parents .
They also have several other records, including a remix album, a collaborative split record with Pelican, an album collaborating with world’s end girlfriend and another EP titled Memorie Dal Futuro.
For more information, visit their official websites:
http://www.monoofjapan.com/
http://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/monoofjapan

2) Mono were a British duo which became a in the late 1990s with their song “Life in Mono” featured on album Formica Blues. Mono’s music shares some similarities with other such acts including Sneaker Pimps and Portishead.

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  • aldrignedigen

    new album, please?

    17 Apr 7:44am Reply
  • Sutinen

    Best post-rock ever

    11 Apr 10:18am Reply
  • Atreidezz

    Wow... this is so good.

    10 Apr 5:34pm Reply
  • Yuliano

    Karelia (Opus 2) is just a masterpiece!

    30 Mar 6:39pm Reply
  • sna033

    For my Parents <3

    21 Mar 12:43pm Reply
  • helvettt

    I love how they answer most of the comments on their Facebook page.

    18 Mar 4:57am Reply
  • Leito_RED_Fox

    Это блядь шикарнейший альбом...Hymn To The Immortal Wind

    6 Mar 7:35am Reply
  • sbirkoff

    Mono (UK band) ♥

    3 Mar 2:37pm Reply
  • shef_dave

    @Kumanosuke - that's great news. I only just picked up For My Parents as I didn't realise that they had a "new" album out, so another album this year would be an excellent 2014! :D

    27 Feb 9:23pm Reply
  • Radioakhar

    تو یه ژاپنی اصیل هستی مرد

    26 Feb 7:10pm Reply
  • Kumanosuke

    @shef_dave @_tunic_ look at their facebook page! when people ask for touring EU they (or their manager) replied with late 2014. record might come in summer, they said afaik.

    23 Feb 7:54pm Reply
  • BlastOxigenMask

    Black rain, awesome piece of art

    23 Feb 6:20pm Reply
  • jildeore

    dark shoegaze http://faunlet.bandcamp.com/album/fauna-of-the-heart-flora-from-beyond

    22 Feb 8:08pm Reply
  • shef_dave

    @_tunic_ I was just looking at their site (http://monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php) and couldn't see any Europe/UK dates, unless I'm being blind. The tour dates only go up to July though, so here's fingers crossed for a European second half of the year.

    22 Feb 5:43pm Reply
  • _tunic_

    and thanks to mono for being taper friendly! Go see them live, watch them with eyes closed. Sounds stupid I know, but try it! Best concert experience ever!

    21 Feb 8:19pm Reply
  • _tunic_

    @shef_dave: where did you read that Mono won't come to Europe? I don't see it anywhere on monoofjapan.com. And according to their European agent http://www.odysseybooking.com/avails.php they are available from mid-november until mid-december. I'll free up my agenda for that!

    21 Feb 7:41pm Reply
  • sna033

    By far my favorite Post-Rock group. I think "For My Parents" is one of the most beautiful albums I have ever heard. [2]

    21 Feb 5:22pm Reply
  • shef_dave

    Had a look on their site and it said no plans for any UK dates this year? Hope that this changes!

    21 Feb 2:43pm Reply
  • nick_lamperouge

    this band is awesome!!!

    19 Feb 8:19am Reply
  • super-pangolin

    v nah Everlasting Light is a bit higher, which is fitting, because it's definitely one of their best

    15 Feb 1:26pm Reply
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