Mono / Hymn To The Immortal Wind
Album: Hymn To The Immortal Wind   Collection:General
Artist:Mono   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Temporary Residence Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-04-05 Pull Date: 2009-06-07
Week Ending: Jun 7 May 10 May 3 Apr 19 Apr 12
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 07, 2022: The Fall of Math (rebroadcast from Jun 7, 2012)
Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)
4. Sep 29, 2009: aspergers on hot dog buns
Ashes In The Snow
2. Jun 07, 2012: The Fall of Math
Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)
5. Jun 06, 2009: Music Casserole
Follow The Map
3. Jun 25, 2011: High School Summer College All-Stars
Ashes In The Snow
6. May 07, 2009: orangeasm
Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-03-28
Japanese new-psyche, with the exception of a 3:56 track mostly longish (10-17 min) that usually start with a lovely beautiful musicality incorporating piano, strings, flutes, guitars, but always build to crescendos of heavy guitars, before going back and forth with the mellow stuff. Lush dreamy but intense noisey instrumental ambience fans pay attention. This is Terrastock foundation stuff: Really almost a patent recipe for all songs, the height of drama. For fans of Paik, A Armada, all things Terrastock. Play this and get callers who think they dialed KFJC.

1) starts quiet and pretty with bells, quickly plunges into dramatic melodic lush waves of double picked guitar melodies, grows denser and heavier after ~4 min, ebbs and flows to a very intense ending
2) very quiet fade-in (look out!), lush but mostly mellow repetitive theme until last ~2min
3) this one is dramatic and chill the whole way through
4) again a slow head nodding feel, quite pretty and doenst get all “wall of sound” on us until ~5min), very nice noise ending if brief
5) this is the short “radio friendly” one that could fit in with Neil Halstead/Mojave3 as easily as Neurot stuff, Pelican
6) slow mindful drum beat with simple clean guitar melodies slowly phrased and the recipe, er, the song builds to a loud crescendo rather quickly
7) first 5-6 minutes is sparse and pretty piano and strings and then the last 5 or so min is the same bashout wall of dramatic drums and guitar

Track Listing
1. Ashes In The Snow   4. Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)
2. Burial At Sea   5. Follow The Map
3. Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn   6. The Battle To Heaven
  7. Everlasting Light