on april 11th, japanese quartet mono will be releasing their fifth album you are there. over the years, their music has been found inside different levels of post-rock; steve albini has been their main producer and the key to all his work is the feeling of raw sound clarity. mono’s new release is no different, dramatically sharing subdued layers of guitar distortion, thundering percussion, delicate strings, bass patterns and flashes of cymbals that create a perfectly balanced atmosphere of melancholy without ever being pretentious.

listen to: the flames beyond the cold mountain

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