Group of the Week (V): MONO

As the regular follower of the Group of the Week series that you are, you have of course noticed that I have posted two groups within the same week. I meant to post the previous one on Beck even before Christmas but something annoying like work got in the way.

Anyway, here we go with a great discovery:
MONO, a post-rock/experimental rock group from Japan. When I saw the announcement of a concert in Zurich, I remembered that a few years back I read a review of their album For My Parents in the (german) music review page Abgehört. I also remember that I liked it at the time but probably did not listen to it very intensely. Now, I went back to listen to their music. They have a new double feature album out The Last Dawn and Rays Of Darkness, which received another outstanding review on Abgehört but I think you just need to listen to it yourself, which you can do (and afterwards buy) on Bandcamp. The Hymn to the Immortal Wind is maybe one of the greatest albums I’ve listened to (and the others aren’t really worse).

They played a great concert with a full orchestra supporting them in NY. Other concert videos are worthwhile too, and I am sure that the show in Zurich will be no worse. See you there 🙂

As usual you can listen to it on Spotify:

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