Monday, August 18, 2008
Mono - You Are There (AWESOME !!!)
Genre : Post-rock, Ambient, Experimental
01) The Flames Beyond the Cold Mountain
02) A Heart Has Asked for the Pleasure
04) Are You There?
05) The Remains of the Day
Captured to tape by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, IL, You Are There extends the cinematic drama of 2003's Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined (also recorded by Albini), while surpassing the sinister heaviness of 2002's lauded One Step More and You Die. MONO disproves the myth that an increased focus on intricate song structures and string arrangements comes at the expense of youthful energy and inspired aggression. With You Are There, MONO's representation of tragedy comes with an inherent joy, delivered with the hope that in all dark there is equal parts light. They're not heavy like Black Sabbath - they're heavy like Beethoven.
Nuff said.. Straight Post-Rock from Tokyo, Japan. One of my favorite and inspiration.