Release Date: 04 November 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|MONO REQUIEM FOR HELL Limited Vinyl 2LP Set
Tokyo, Japan based 4-piece Instrumental rock band, MONO was originally formed in 1999. Their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship can no longer be sustained by rock music alone and was praised by British music magazine NME as “This is music for the Gods”. Among their fans, they are revered as one of the best live bands in rock.
Through echoes of beautiful, gentle soft strings, and the sudden surge of sound explosions, MONO delivers their ninth album, Requiem For Hell. Unlike their previous album, The Last Dawn / Rays of Darkness - which re-visited much of their earlier sound - MONO once again introduce strings, showing further dynamics and a wider range of colour in their sounds. Written entirely by guitarist Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto, the five songs that comprise Requiem For Hell perfectly portray the signature orchestrationlike range and dynamics of MONO.
The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, and mastered by Bob Weston. Albini has worked with band three times previously, and just last year, his band Shellac embarked upon their first tour of Japan in 23 years, co-headlining with MONO.
1. Death in Rebirth
3. Requiem for Hell
4. Ely's Heartbeat
5. The Last Scene