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The steadily building cascade of sound pours into Australia. Following the recent visit to Australia by Japan's BORIS, comes another outstanding example of majestic instrumental sonic expansion as experienced by Japan's MONO. After recent headline tours in the USA, and the release of the Steve Albini produced YOU ARE THERE on Australian label Sensory (and a soon to be released compilation entitled Gone featuring a collaboration with Pelican) the band descends into Australia under the wings of their instrumental glory.
Throughout their six-year career, this Japanese quartet has ascended consistently in both popularity and critical acclaim. But still elusive is the successful translation of their powerful and violently beautiful live performances to their recordings, until now. Once again recorded by Steve Albini, the album extends the cinematic drama of 2003's "Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered And The Sun Shined" while surpassing the sinister heaviness of 2002's lauded "One Step More And You Die". If "Walking Cloud" was a nuclear winter, then "You Are There" is the post-war rebirth. This band isn't heavy like Black Sabbath. They're heavy like Beethoven.
Support Act: World’s End Girlfriend
Official Website: http://www.mono-jpn.com/
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