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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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  • Gravskog

    About FUCKING time these guys did something with Envy.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • a_spaceman

    @Prognoz_ I reckon the best tracks are Recoil Ignite, Where We Begin, The Last Rays, The Hand That Holds the Truth and maybe Cyclone. Happy listening ^^

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • spiderferi

    i've listened to the last times 8 or 9 times and i'm sure as hell that this record is a fucking awesome mono's type recored and it's pretty good. dat melody on the intro song<3

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • a_spaceman

    Nah it's not a double album, they never said it was. They're two different albums recorded and released at the same time, but in the band's own words "conceptually and creatively disparate." Of course it's great they put out so much music this year but since The Last Dawn was so complete and fleshed out I think it's a shame they didn't do the same for Rays of Darkness, especially since the four tracks on there are so good

    Yesterday 9:08am Reply
  • carpenter78

    Where We Begin.... ?

    17 Oct 11:34pm Reply
  • Prognoz_

    I'm preventing myself to listening to this due to my excitement for my super deluxe vinyl so I just want to know what do you think are the best songs on both albums?

    17 Oct 10:45pm Reply
  • GreyDadel

    a_spaceman: in case you haven't noticed it's just a second part of a double album

    17 Oct 5:34pm Reply
  • IvanTank

    [На торрентах фиг найдешь с таким то названием] ох вау)

    17 Oct 8:35am Reply
  • MrShayton

    На торрентах фиг найдешь с таким то названием

    16 Oct 2:03pm Reply

    It's pretty much everything you would expect from a Mono record. Can't say I'm not loving that. [2]

    15 Oct 6:50pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    v Yea, I also kinda noticed that. Gonna change, thanks

    15 Oct 1:17pm Reply
  • a_spaceman

    By the way, if you have Kanata tagged as 'Katana' it's incorrect

    15 Oct 11:50am Reply
  • a_spaceman

    Rays of Darkness is good but why is it so short? It's EP length by post-rock standards. Literally every track on it is good but at 36 minutes it's super unsatisfying. If there were a track or two more it could've been a really fleshed out, fantastic record but instead we're left with what feels like a missed opportunity

    15 Oct 11:29am Reply
  • SorenAlexShuya

    Rays of Darkness > The Last Dawn

    15 Oct 8:19am Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Recoil, Ignite is truly epic

    14 Oct 4:55am Reply
  • ot63

    Perfect for rainy autumn days.

    13 Oct 5:51pm Reply
  • bougieflapie

    "Recoil, Ignite" is a masterpiece and our new "The Flames Beyond The Cold Mountain" [2]

    13 Oct 2:46pm Reply
  • Susurrous

    Rays of Darkness topples The Last Dawn!

    13 Oct 2:08pm Reply
  • kindiegaard

    wow... "The Hand That Holds the Truth" has a great brutal vocal. And also "Recoil, Ignite" is a masterpiece and our new "The Flames Beyond The Cold Mountain"

    13 Oct 12:41pm Reply
  • GreyDadel

    Used to love these guys. But have to admit I'm getting bored. [2]

    12 Oct 8:25am Reply
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