After years of exploring, searching ourselves, and composing pieces here and there, we found ourselves with more questions than answers.
When we could not find these answers in the outside world, we were bound to turn inward. And so we went back to our roots.
This is something we wanted to do while we still have the chance. What cannot be explained in words to parents, we hope can be captured by these songs.
We hope that this album serves as a gift from child to parent. While everything else continues to change, this love remains a constant throughout time.
released 04 September 2012
Takaakira "Taka" Goto Guitar
Tamaki Kunishi Bass, Piano, Glockenspiel
Yasunori Takada Drums, Glockenspiel, Timpani, Tubular Bell, Gong
The Holy Ground Orchestra
Conductor Jeff Milarsky
Violin 1 Yuki Numata, Courtney Orlando, Emily Ondracek, Patti Kilroy
VIolin 2 Conrad Harris, Ben Russel, Caroline Shaw, Amanda Lo
Viola Caleb Burhans, Nadia Sirota, Erin Wight, Jeanann Dara
Cello 1 Clarice Jensen, Brian Snow
Cello 2 Caitlin Sullivan, Laura Metcalf
Bass Logan Coale
Timpani Shayna Dunkelman
Cymbals Yuri Yamashita
Recorded by Henry Hirsch at Waterfront Studios, Hudson, New York
Assisted by Rachel Alina
Mixed by Fred Weaver at Apocalypse the Apocalypse, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago, Illinois
Through a ten-year career, MONO has ascended in both popularity and critical acclaim, with record sales and live show
attendance corresponding. Translating their powerful and violently beautiful live performances on record is no easy feat. Despite their albums' masterful subtleties and majestic walls of noise, the consensus has remained that their transcendent live shows are simply insurmountable....more