Illustrator. Photographer. Random thinker. Um rato de praia.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Mono is an amazing band from Japan.
Mono's style sticks to the formula used by other post-rock bands such as Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky. This method involes a fairly long crescendo which builds up to a powerful climax in the middle, which in turn is followed by more subdued melodies that finish off the song. Though this style is employed by many post-rock bands, Mono's sound is considered by many to be unique. Their sound is dramatic and melancholy. Mono is known for their powerful live performances. Part of their power in concert comes from their intense physical involvement in the music. It should also be noted that their shows are extremey loud, even to well-seasoned show goers.
See my front-row photos from the show while you check out MONO on Myspace. Listen to Mono while watching the slideshow. Enjoy!
World's End Girlfriend was the opening act.