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Rays of Darkness

by MONO

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Rays of Darkness is the first MONO album in 15 years to feature no orchestral instruments whatsoever. That fact alone is remarkable given the band’s reputation for sweeping, dramatic instrumentals that recall Oscar-worthy film scores. Instead, Rays of Darkness more closely resembles a jet engine taking off inside a small, crowded auditorium. It is MONO’s blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy. The album ends with the smoldering wreckage of distorted guitars and ominous drones playing out a eulogy to the days when MONO shot blinding rays of light through seemingly endless darkness.

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released October 24, 2014

MONO:
Takaakira "Taka" Goto - Guitar
Tamaki - Bass
Yoda - Guitar
Yasunori Takada - Drums

Guest:
Tetsu Fukagawa (envy) - Voice
Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico) - Trumpets

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Labels: Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America), Pelagic Records (Europe) and Magniph / Hostess Entertainment (Japan & Asia)

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