Mono Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
The mighty MONO return to Pelagic Records (The Ocean, God Is An Astronaut) with their tenth LP. Nowhere Now Here holds beauty and terror in perfect balance - see how the dark, Thou-esque numbers like ‘After You Comes The Flood’ is juxtaposed with the ethereally beautiful post-rock of ‘Breathe’. This is another fine record from the seasoned band.
- Vinyl Double LP (PEL125VX)
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
- Vinyl Double LP (PEL125V)
- Vinyl Double LP (TRR148LP)
Behind The Shadow Drops
This is the debut album from Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto of iconic Japanese rock explorers Mono. Here he stretches out into a myriad of styles from ambient to trip hop to industrial minimalism and modern classical and takes members of Tortoise, Mono and the Sea & Cake along for the ride.
- Vinyl Double LP (TRR213LP)
An album by Japanese post-rock heavyweights MONO, titled Requiem For Hell, was always going to be a crashingly epic experience, and the band don’t disappoint. Strings are prominent within the sound here, coaxing the band’s grand crescendos into yet-more-ecstatic territory. CD / double LP editions on the Pelagic label.
- Vinyl Double LP (PEL075V)
This split pairs highly respected post-rock young guns The Ocean with highly respected post-rock elders Mono. One track each, both beyond ten minutes (of course), and both suitably tremendous in scale. The Ocean’s track is inspired by Gaspar Noe’s Enter The Void, so ought to be pretty heavy. On the Pelagic label.
Stripping their sound back from the grandiose orchestral pomp of their recent albums, Japanese post-rockers Mono return this week with two separate single LPs rather than their usual double. 'The Last Dawn' and 'Rays Of Darkness' explore the opposing themes of light and dark, joy and pain, with 'The Last Dawn' perhaps unsurprisingly being the lighter of the two, taking its cues from shoegaze and minimalist film scores.
Mono return without the orchestra for their latest tag-team of albums, with 'Rays Of Darkness' providing a scorched and blackened companion piece to the more redemptive 'The Last Dawn', with the two being released simultaneously. In contrast to that more uplifting LP, this one provides a devastating wall of crumbling distorto-drones and harsh noise riffing that sees a bit of a return to the urgent intensity of their early releases.
Hundreds of people have asked for a re-press of post rock sludgers Mono's second album 'One More Step and You Die' and here it is. Not only that, it contains the out of print 'New York Soundtracks' album containing remixes by Calla, Loren Connors, Jackie O Motherfecker and more. All remastered with expanded artwork.
This is the debut album by MONO, first released fifteen years ago on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. Turns out these guys were epic right from the start: much of Under The Pipal Tree has a grand sweep and a searing intensity to it. Under The Pipal Tree has never been released on vinyl before, so jump onto this new double LP pressing on Temporary Residence, featuring all-new artwork.
- Vinyl Double LP (TRR282LP)