Mono

Mono (stylised as MONO) is a Japanese post-rock band, formed in 1999 in Tokyo. The band consists of Takaakira "Taka" Goto (electric guitar, glockenspiel), Hideki "Yoda" Suematsu (electric guitar, glockenspiel), Tamaki Kunishi (bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, glockenspiel), and Yasunori Takada (drum kit, glockenspiel, synthesizer).

Mono has released nine studio albums. The band spent their early years, from 1999 to 2003, touring Asia, Europe, and America continuously, and released two studio albums, Under the Pipal Tree (2001) and One Step More and You Die (2002) on the Tzadik and Music Mine Inc. record labels, respectively. From 2004 to 2007, Mono signed to Temporary Residence Limited, released two more studio albums, Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined (2004) and You Are There (2006), and toured worldwide in their support. In 2008, the band took a break, returning one year later with a new studio album, Hymn to the Immortal Wind (2009), also on Temporary Residence Limited. During the tour that followed they recorded a live album, Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra which was released in 2010. In October 2016 the band released their ninth studio album, titled Requiem for Hell.

The band's style of music is influenced by the genres of experimental rock and shoegazing, as well as by both the classical and contemporary classical periods of classical music, and also by noise and minimalism. Mono's sound is characterised by the lead and rhythm guitars of Goto and Yoda respectively, both of whom make extensive use of reverb, distortion and delay effects. The band's live performances are noted for their intensity, both in the playing and in the dynamics.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
MonoMono (2) - ADSR 2011 CD, Album
Mono Mono (2) - Oh Nein Oh Nein 1983 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
MonoMono (2) - Två Porträtt 2015 Vinyl, LP
Mono - Silicone 1997 CD, Maxi-Single
Mono - Life In Mono 1996 CD, Single
Mono (7) - The Last Dawn & Rays Of Darkness 2014 File, MP3, Album, Compilation
Mono (7) - Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra 2010 CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Mono (7) - Before The Past · Live From Electrical Audio 2019 CD, Mini-Album
Mono - Slimcea Girl 1997 CD, Single
Mono (4) - Rise 2004 Vinyl, 12"
Mono (7) - Requiem For Hell 2016 CD, Album
Mono (7) - Under The Pipal Tree 2001 CD, Album
Mono (7) - One Step More And You Die / New York Soundtracks 2009 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
Mono (7) - Beyond The Past (Live In London With The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra) 2021 CD, Album
Mono (7) - Under The Pipal Tree 2017 Vinyl, LP, Vinyl, LP, All Media, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Mono - High Life 1998 Vinyl, 12"
Mono (7) - Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered And The Sun Shined 2006 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Mispress, Repress
Mono (7) - Scarlet Holliday 2022 Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Stereo
Mono - Life In Mono 1998 Vinyl, 12", Promo
Mono (12) - Different Reality 2007 CD, Compilation
Mono - Formica Blues 1997 CD, Album
Mono (7) - You Are There 2008 CD, Album
Mono (7) - Gone - A Collection Of EPs 2000-2007 2007 CD, Compilation
Mono (7) - The Last Dawn 2014 CD, Album
Mono - Life In Mono 1996 Vinyl, 10", Promo
Mono (8) - T-9 1999 CDr
Mono - Formica Blues 1997 Cassette
Mono (7) - Rays Of Darkness 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Test Pressing
Mono (7) - Pilgrimage Of The Soul 2021 Vinyl, LP, Album
Mono - Formica Blues CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Mono (2) - Florence EP 2007 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Mono. - MONOrchy 2012 CDr
Mono (7) - Meet Us Where The Night Ends 2019 File, FLAC, Single
Mono (7) - Scarlet Holliday 2022 File, FLAC, EP
Mono (7) - You Are There 2006 CD, Album
Mono - Slimcea Girl 1997 CD, Single
Mono (4) - Rise 2006 CDr, Single
No Image Mono (7) - You Are There 2012 File, MP3, Album
Mono (7) - For My Parents 2012 CD, Album
Mono (65) - Broken Home, Broken Heart 1995 CD, Album
Mono (13) - Live In Nighttown! 2000 CDr
Mono (64) - Nonsense 2012 File, MP3, ogg-vorbis, Album
Mono (7) - Nowhere Now Here 2020 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Repress, Stereo
Mono (19) - Power To The People 2016 File, MP3, EP
Mono™ - Mono Trademark 1996 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Mono - Life In Mono 1997 Vinyl, 12", Promo
Mono - Silicone 1997 CD, Maxi-Single
Mono - Slimcea Girl 1997 CD, Single
Mono (7) - Pilgrimage Of The Soul 2021 Vinyl, LP, Vinyl, LP, All Media, Album, Limited Edition
Mono (7) - Pilgrimage Of The Soul 2021 Vinyl, LP, Vinyl, LP, All Media, Album, Limited Edition

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