Mono Announce New Album
2012-06-21 by Eli EMERITUS | 40 Comments

Japanese post-rock quartet, Mono, have announced the name and release date of their follow up to 2009's Hymn to the Immortal Wind. The album is entitled For My Parents and will be released on September 4th through Temporary Residence LTD.

http://pitchfork.com/news/46908-mono-announce-new-album/

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Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 21st 2012

10593 Comments


Cannot wait

MichaelSnoxall
June 21st 2012

12163 Comments


Sweet, should be good. I've only heard Hymn to the Immortal Wind and it's awesome, but I've been hesitant to check out their other stuff for some insane reason. Should I get on that?

WeepingBanana
June 21st 2012

10102 Comments


HTTIW was aight but You Are There is so goddamn awesome

will listen

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 21st 2012

10593 Comments


Depends on who you ask. I love the band. I will admit that they are nothing special. Their brand of post-rock is super straight forward which causes a lot of people to find them really boring. But they really are the best at that stereotypical dramatic post-rock sound.

BallsToTheWall
June 21st 2012

44173 Comments


Another reason why 2012 will be the best year ever

Sirob
June 21st 2012

2653 Comments


this is tastier news than hummus is tasty

Tyrael
June 21st 2012

20824 Comments


stupid album title

will rule tho

Pentagon
June 21st 2012

1998 Comments


You are there > Hymn to the immortal wind
should be sexy though

fractured
June 21st 2012

365 Comments


I hope Albini produces again, he brought a cool sound out of them on Hymn. Should be epic in scope as always.

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TRMshadow
June 21st 2012

4982 Comments


Loved Hymn to the Immortal Wind, should love this as well. Also, gonna' be released just before my birthday! Awesome!

Gyromania
June 21st 2012

15495 Comments


I think the album title is fine. I'll probably be interviewing these guys soon.

CaptainDooRight
June 21st 2012

28838 Comments


Cool, will def check once it comes out.

Azazzel
June 21st 2012

135 Comments


What a nice surprise. Right before my birthday, thanks Mono! Interested to see how their sound changes to suit this album. Doesn't sound as conceptual as the last one.

Azazzel
June 21st 2012

135 Comments


Why does everyone look like painfully distraught in the video lol

Ignimbrite
June 21st 2012

5320 Comments


yay

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 21st 2012

23806 Comments


in before "Mono Sucks"

this will rule. I don't like the title though.

Jellingman
June 21st 2012

357 Comments


The title is lol-worthy, but will definitely be checking this out once it comes out.

BigPleb
June 21st 2012

36001 Comments


Album title is gold compared to Periphery.

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paxman
June 21st 2012

4084 Comments


Oh gosh

Gyromania
June 21st 2012

15495 Comments


What is wrong with the album title?

defjaw83
June 21st 2012

1765 Comments


Album title's fine. Really interested to hear this, I love Hymn To The Immortal Wind

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2012

10067 Comments


Hymn was easily my least favorite of theirs, from what I've heard. It feels really forced compared to their other releases. Pure As Snow was beautiful, but I didn't really care for the rest.

I hope this one isn't a continuation in that path.

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Gyromania
June 21st 2012

15495 Comments


Forced? How so?

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2012

10067 Comments


To me, it felt overly dramatic when it didn't have to be. The songwriting seemed more predictable than ever, and many of the songs dragged for what felt like an eternity before heading in a good direction.

That ending of Ashes in the Snow is so irritating D: we have a cool chord change, so let's play it 45 times in a row shall we?

Gyromania
June 21st 2012

15495 Comments


Idk, I wouldn't call that forced as much as you just disliking it because of its theatricality and overlong songs.

I thought it was a great album personally, and "Ashes in the Snow" released all of the tension it had been building up pretty well I thought.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2012

10067 Comments


Hymn felt like the band were trying way too hard to create passionate music - varied instrumentation and longer tracks do not a better album make. Therefore, I consider it forced.

Is this sufficient, you Mr. Semantics you? :P



Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
June 21st 2012

7023 Comments


I agree with Omahastyle for once

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2012

10067 Comments


You've finally seen the light, eh?

Gyromania
June 21st 2012

15495 Comments


When I think 'foced' I think Omar Rodriguez. Hymn to the Immortal Wind really didn't come across to me as being overwrought, I actually thought a lot of what they were doing was kind of simple.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2012

10067 Comments


Well, tbh when I hear "foced" I don't think of anything.

Jk, not going to do that to you. ;] But I do understand what you mean. I suppose that what makes it feels overwrought to me is the extensive instrumentation: strings that aren't necessarily NEEDED to convey the album's message.

On their album One Step More, the song "Com." was sixteen minutes long, and had great potential to be boring as hell. They didn't utilize many instruments, and the song had similar elements throughout. However, it kept being adjusted in natural ways that maintained the listener's interest, using only the essential ingredients and nothing more.

So what I'm saying in a nutshell is that yeah, Hymn was simple from a songwriting perspective. How the band created those simple songs, though, was too over-the-top to me.

Veldin
June 21st 2012

1136 Comments


Double LP? Sweet.

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InFiction
June 21st 2012

3651 Comments


I've only listened to Hymn To The Immortal Wind but I quite enjoyed it. Looking forward to this.

demigod!
June 21st 2012

44149 Comments


ooh i loved Hymn, so I'll be sure to check this out.

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MeatSalad
June 21st 2012

14450 Comments


Will listen

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Ending
June 22nd 2012

1893 Comments


Do want. It feels like forever since Hymns was released. And I didn't even know who this band was when Hymns released.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2012

10067 Comments


Baseline, can you make a fart compilation?

Poet
June 22nd 2012

5922 Comments


Manowar AND Mono in the same year...yes please.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 22nd 2012

8780 Comments


dear parents: i hate you :[

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2012

10067 Comments


The album will just be a compilation of complaints directed at their parents

1. Post-Rock Artists Shouldn't Have Curfews
2. No, Mom, I Didn't Name the Band After an Illness
3. We Sound Nothing Like Enya, I Promise
4. Climaxes Don't Always Equal Ejaculation (Please Try to Understand)

Jovis
July 8th 2012

16 Comments


Hymn sucked

This will be better



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