April 14, 2008

Mono - Gone: A collection of EPs 2000-2007

Artist: Mono
Album:Gone: A collection of EPs 2000-2007
Year: 2007
Genre:Post Rock,

Gone: A Collection of EPs 2000-2007 is a compilation album by Japanese rock band Mono, released in 2007. It is a compilation of several EPs and non-album tracks, ordered chronologically.
Shorter quieter tracks, longer anthemic tracks. Moody, instrumental,
beautiful, emotional,
It’s like listening to violent waves
against each other in the darkest storm,

before calming down to glassy
ripples in the glowing
Strings and additional instruments start to kick

in halfway through the release.
Track 2 has a
left-right craziness the last half of the piece, something a little different from the band. Vocals in Italian on ‘Black Rain’ by Giovanna Cacciola. Track 9 has quite the classical sound. All pieces were remastered from original tapes. Their music expresses everything that matters - passion, pain, joy, suffering, transcedence - and fills the void between what we know and the vital mystery that keep us evolving as a species. Most "art" these days is, as Oscar Wilde said, completely useless but I would value Mono's music as being as vital as anything the human spirit needs to endure. This is no mere hyperbole - I truly mean what I say here, and I encourage anyone half-intrigued to stump up a few quid to see if I'm right. Play 'Little Boy' just once and I think you will find your life has been changed just a little bit for the better. Awesome!!

Α GREAT COLLECTION.Highly Recommended!


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