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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:

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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  • Rocolocosch

    Unseen Harbor is a journey

    Yesterday 7:24pm Reply
  • emrphy

    The last dawn and Rays of darkness are actually good. I was getting really bored with Mono for a while

    15 Dec 11:17pm Reply
  • vals81

    Here some pics and impressions of the Berlin show:

    14 Dec 12:36pm Reply
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  • LuliusCaesar

    ¡Trip Hop Band!

    14 Dec 6:29am Reply
  • teocc

    I still prefer the ala film-score compositions - Walking cloud...' Hymn to...' and For my parents...

    6 Dec 2:20pm Reply
  • teocc

    kristofervg, the compositions that they were playing through the speakers, must be from their collab record with World's End Girlfriend, titled Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain.

    6 Dec 2:08pm Reply
  • meolnir

    "recoil, ignite" actually comes close to "yearning" in its intensity without (!) massive usage of strings, very well done, mono! :) I'm very much looking forward to seeing them in cologne soon :)

    5 Dec 9:55pm Reply
  • birdwatcher68

    Bruges show was fantastic. I thought it'd be a promo for the new albums but instead they played majority of Hymn To The Immortal Wind ... which happens to be my fav. Genuinely geniously fantastic!

    5 Dec 10:19am Reply
  • V-666

    At Vera Groningen probably was Esoteric yes. Not completely sure, but sounded like something off of Subconscious Dissolution into the Continuum.

    4 Dec 9:46pm Reply
  • DemonicTutor

    I'm pretty sure they were playing Esoteric, funeral doom metal from the United Kingdom, before the show @ Vera, Groningen.

    4 Dec 9:10pm Reply
  • kristofervg

    Anyone that's been to one of their shows, did they also play slow melodic music (through the speakers, not them actually playing) before their show? kinda deep guttural growling, calming music, japanese vocals I think. Hopefully someone can ID it, bartenders at John Dee didn't know what it was and I REALLY want to listen to more of it.

    4 Dec 10:08am Reply
  • MarcoOdd

    The last dawn and Rays of darkness are both great, after the disappointing For my parents

    3 Dec 10:30am Reply
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  • vals81

    Hey there´s the chance to win 1x2 free tickets for the show in Berlin on Sat 13th Dec at! Check it out!

    2 Dec 7:52am Reply
  • indietrash

    Oslo show was mind melting, as perhaps expected.

    28 Nov 9:51am Reply
  • AlpenDitrix

    Amazing evening in Saint-P!

    23 Nov 9:10pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Thank you, Mono

    23 Nov 7:10pm Reply
  • eliasdaler

    Moscow show was 11/10

    23 Nov 7:13am Reply
  • Marine40k

    It was an amazing show in Moscow last night!

    23 Nov 4:35am Reply
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