For My Parents

Release date
4 Sep 2012
Running length
5 tracks
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1 Legend 11:57 18,651
2 Nostalgia 12:04 16,759
3 Dream Odyssey 8:10 21,404
4 Unseen Harbor 14:02 13,895
5 A Quiet Place (Together We Go) 9:26 13,098

About this album

“For My Parents is the new album by MONO, the Japanese quartet who — over the course of half a dozen albums in twice as many years — has followed their own muse, and in the process have become “one of the most distinctive bands of the 21st century.” They are an instrumental rock band whose melodies have grown increasingly lyrical, with increasingly transcendent execution. There is no doubting a MONO song when you hear it, and no denying their uncanny ability to feel perfectly at home in both pristine symphony halls and dirty rock clubs. In the way that only MONO can, For My Parents obliterates that divide, showcasing a sensitivity and maturity that simultaneously acknowledges where they came from, and where they’re going. The songwriting is sharper, the dynamics are subtler, and the production is stunning. For the recording, the band once again enlisted The Wordless Music Orchestra for support, and the collaboration has never sounded stronger. The unique combination of soul-stirring melodies, cinematic East-meets-West arrangements, and firm command of elusive emotional intangibles is what makes MONO so…well, so MONO.”

From their Facebook:
“Just try to think less, and feel more. There is a variety of noise music out there and each kind generates different waves of energy. These waves of energy have the power to make people feel joy, sadness, anger, or celebration. We want to create the sound of joy, the noise of reaching through darkness and finding joy at its center. Thanks!”

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  • GreyComa


    24 Jun 4:03pm Reply
  • SamaelOlson

    This is one of the more neglected Mono albums, yet I think this one is my favorite.

    13 Apr 5:40am Reply
  • Rocolocosch

    Unseen Harbor is a journey

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sna033


    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Boris85Britva

    Unseen Harbor ❤ [2]

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • skovronski

    I need download :(

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • lozanoa11

    Did not understand the greatness of this album until I saw them live.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • baz000


    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • AgitoSan

    Great and very beautiful album... Another masterpiece from Mono ! [2]

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Very cinematic sounding. It's nice to hear them collaborating with The Wordless Music Orchestra again.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • blacksonicx

    Unseen Harbor ❤

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • O______________

    Amazing album, fave tracks are Legend and A Quiet Place (Together We Go).

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • leofaig

    awesome album

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • spreadblood4

    always satisfying, that's what mono is to me among many other things. another excellent mono album to add to the archives.

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • brunucast


    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • abnoos

    Tears Tears

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Miss80

    album sublime, comme Mono sait le faire!!

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • irapepeople

    Anticipated nothing but epic, and was not surprised when actually listened to it.

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Sinathor

    Not their best, but incredibly amazing album! 9,8/10. Although I must say I think that Mono's at its peak of the amount of orchestra their music can take. It's filled to the brink now, I hope they won't overflow it for the next album since it could well be that it won't sound like Mono anymore. Orchestra is good. Too much of it, however, is not. Mono <3

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Noohmsul

    Great and very beautiful album... Another masterpiece from Mono !

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
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