As Phil Spector might
put it, back to mono!
By Blurt Staff
MONO, the Japanese instrumental rock quartet have announced
their new album, For My Parents, to
be issued by Temporary Residence Ltd. on September
4. It comes more than three years after the highly regarded Hymn To The Immortal Wind, For My Parents.
For the new album the band worked with legendary New York producer Henry Hirsch, recording in a converted
cathedral overlooking the Hudson River, and mixing with longtime friend Fred
Weaver in rural Pennsylvania.
Embracing their evolution as a preeminent neoclassical noise juggernaut, MONO
once again enlisted the Wordless Music Orchestra, who had previously
accompanied the band in NYC during their worldwide series of orchestral
According to the label, “There is no doubting a MONO song
when you hear it – cinemascopic song structures, engrossing lyrical
melodies, sublimely transcendent execution – and no denying their uncanny
ability to feel perfectly at home in both pristine symphony halls and dirty
rock clubs. For My Parents obliterates that divide, showcasing a sensitivity and maturity that
simultaneously acknowledges where they came from and where they’re going.”
Well, all right then!