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Here's Five: Mono

Here's Five: Mono

Monday 7th December, 2015 2:39PM

Japanese post-rock powerhouse Mono are returning to New Zealand for one performance this Thursday at Auckland venue Kings Arms Tavern. No strangers to these shores, the group are bringing their stunning live show back this way off-the-back of releasing their companion albums The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness,which were simultaneously recorded and released but display stark contrasts within the band's musical persona. In anticipation of their show we asked Takaakira Goto (electric guitar, glockenspiel) to share some of the songs that have influenced Mono's incredible sound over the years... 

1. Beethoven - 'Symphony No 9'

This is the first rock or punk song in the history in this earth.

2. My Bloody Valentine - 'Loomer'

I was blown away when I first time listened to this song. Beautiful wall noise guitar sounds made wider possibility about rock music.

3. Low - 'July'

This song is very spiritual. The album sound by Steve Albini is magical.

4. Neurosis - 'The Doorway'

This album is also recorded by Steve Albini. The sound is incredible. When I first time met Steve in his studio, I asked him how drum sounds came from.

5. Led Zeppelin - 'Rain Song'

The structure of this song is completely perfect as the art, very dramatic and beautiful.

Mono are performing this Thursday 10th December at Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland. Head over here for more information and to buy tickets.


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