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GiaNXGX
September 7th 2012


4867 Comments


All this band has ever put out is banal, cliched crap.


You are a banal, stereotyped angsty guru sputnik commenter :]

dnpnts
September 7th 2012


63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

banal sex

dnpnts
September 7th 2012


63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

the lack of drums and heavy walls of sound are rather disappointing I must say. Might have to change my rating..

Cryogenix
September 15th 2012


114 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Oh boy oh boy... The introduction part of "Legend" is so mesmerizing and so hauntingly beautiful I thought if the rest of the album is only half as good it's the best album I've ever listened to. Seriously, the intro is so grandeur and epic I could feel the melody throughout my entire body. A picture of me standing at the end of the world, on a cliff, the waves crashing beneath me, the wind playing with my hair, the breeze effortlessly waltzing me around...it just wouldn't get out of my head...and then...NOTHING.



It's not the horrible background noise or the horrible mixing. The awful bitter taste I would enjoy more than any other vice you can think of if only that intro marked the entire album...if only.



It's all nothing but an opinion, hence I disagree that "Nostalgia" is the best song on the album...if anything in my humble opinion it is the worst. I don't mind the drummer sleeping more than playing, in MONO I seek something else. Their more orchestral approach I applaud but the melodies are just so uninspired, weak, bland...just so..."unepic," because they undo the epic feeling I felt during those 3 minutes of "Legend," seriously it's just better to stop after those 3 minutes.



So I trimmed the entire album to 3 minutes. That's right...3 of the most beautiful minutes I've heared in a long time. I hope one day one album...one band...might prolong it a bit...if not I'll still cherish those 3 minutes forever.

dnpnts
September 27th 2012


63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

HSThomas - As if core "music" isn't banal and cliche? Nigga please

Aids
September 27th 2012


24184 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol shut up

Digging: Jamie xx - In Colour

dnpnts
October 1st 2012


63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I said that in jest good sir, I'm actually black too:]

minty901
October 1st 2012


2161 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

going to see these in december. im a bit gutted i never got to see them before this album came out. hopefully they will play a good assortment of old stuff.

minty901
October 1st 2012


2161 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

k so i bumped this up. its repetitive and a bit too orchestral, but still... its really freaking well made and sounds massive. as a mono album, maybe it isn't great, but on its own merit as a neoclassical piece of music... its pretty spectacular.

DarkNoctus
October 1st 2012


9239 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

really well made? the biggest flaw is that it isn't well made

minty901
October 1st 2012


2161 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

again, i don't hear any of the production flaws you seem to hear

DarkNoctus
October 1st 2012


9239 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

the climaxes are too compressed and tinny and the quiet sections feel too empty and cold for what should be a very warm, inviting album



that and the fact it's not very well made as far as songwriting goes either apart from a few good melodies scattered across the album

jybt
January 20th 2013


350 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The production flaws are, as hinted at by some comments and likely figured out by a few, due to the loudness war. This album is simply mastered too loud for any genre (-6 dB on average, for the tech guys), and when dynamic range is part of what makes post-rock post-rock, overcompression invariably hurts the musical content. At least Hymn to the Immortal Wind was a little quieter, but there was still bottom end lacking during many switches to climaxes. John Does DO notice!

DarkNoctus
January 21st 2013


9239 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

the loudness war is definitely a problem (and has been for the last two albums before this one) but the tinny sound signature and lack of depth to the sound is the biggest problem

808muzik
January 22nd 2013


994 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like the melodies.

iamamanfromspace
March 3rd 2015


1028 Comments


Dang I'm surprised at how high the average is for this.

minty901
March 3rd 2015


2161 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Taka Goto (lead guitarist and composer) is releasing a solo album:



https://www.facebook.com/monoofjapan/photos/a.92093684342.104780.12609779342/10153176647599343/?type=1&theater



It was recorded in 2003 so older fans might find this exciting.

iamamanfromspace
March 3rd 2015


1028 Comments


Yeah I saw that, think it could be cool

minty901
March 4th 2015


2161 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Track from Taka's solo album. I love it:



https://soundcloud.com/pelagic-records/delicate-madness/

iamamanfromspace
March 4th 2015


1028 Comments


Oh thanks for reminding me about that, was gonna check it out but was busy and forgot



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