Hymn to the Immortal Wind

by MONO

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Just in time for their 10-year anniversary, MONO return with their fifth studio album, the absolutely massive Hymn To The Immortal Wind. The music is naturally majestic, with MONO's trademark wall of noise crashing beautifully against the largest chamber orchestra the band has ever enlisted. The instrumentation is vast, incorporating strings, flutes, organ, piano, glockenspiel and tympani into their standard face-melting set-up. While Hymn continues to mine the cinematic drama inherent in all of MONO's music, the dynamic shifts now come more from dark-to-light instead of quiet-to-loud. The maturity to balance these elements so masterfully has become MONO's strongest virtue - save for perhaps their uncanny ability to sound every bit like a plane crashing into a Beethoven concert.

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released 04 March 2009

MONO:
Takaakira "Taka" Goto - Guitar
Tamaki - Bass, Piano, Harpsichord, Glockenspiel
Yoda - Guitar, Hammond B3 organ
Yasunori Takada - Drums, Tympani, Cymbals, Glockenspiel

Orchestra:
Dave Max Crawford, Paul Von Mertens - Conductor
Mark Anderson, Mellisa Bach, Alison Chesley, Wendy Cotton, Margaret Daly, Michael Duggan, Katherine Hughes, Jill Kaeding, Ellen O'Hayer, Richard Yeo - Cello
Eille Bakkum - Viola
Inger Petersen Carle, Carol Kalvonjian, Carmen Llop Kassinger, Jody Livo, Steve Winkler, Susan Voelz, Jeff Yang, Chie Yoshinaka - Violin
Andra Kulans - Violin, Viola
Vannia Phillips, John Sagos, Ben Wedge - Viola
Jennifer Clippert, Mary Stolper - Flute
Kent Kessler - Contrabass

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Labels: Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America) // Pelagic Records (Europe) // Magniph (Japan)

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