Monday, June 28 2010
Probably the best way to describe the live Mono experience is this realization: All evening long, there was a giant gong set up next to the drummer's kit. When he finally hit the gong, no one in the audience could hear it.
Tuesday, May 5 2009
Japanese post-rock practitioners add an orchestra, get predictable but remain effective.
Monday, November 26 2007
This slightly disturbing collection of relatively rare Mono tracks from the past seven years signifies nothing in particular. That is, unless intensely quiet, very quiet, bloody loud is the new loud.
Monday, April 10 2006
MONO catches up to its legendary live experience not via brute force, but through an exquisite display of melodic and dynamic subtlety.
Tuesday, March 29 2005
Grandiose and ambitious, Mono incorporates a variety of aural brushstrokes to create an imperfect, albeit enjoyable, experience.
Tuesday, February 1 2005
Japan needs more superheroes. Not to increase safety, but to defend the masses against the endless stream of ear-bleedingly bad J-Pop.