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The Last Dawn

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rubberband I can get lost and float in MONOs music. Pure bliss.
Dr Wuldadomp
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Dr Wuldadomp This entire album is fantastic, along with it's dark side 'Rays of Darkness'. Cyclone has an amazing build up into a landscape of sounds and emotions. Favorite track: Cyclone.
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Steph The crescendo in this particular track is really fun to listen to. The other songs are good too, but the crescendo really makes this song stick out from the others. Favorite track: The Land Between Tides / Glory.
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Michael Reilly Delightfully intense and stirring songs – a perfect companion album to 'Rays of Darkness'. MONO have the gift of creating a dialogue with the listener; stories and images form in the mind as these tunes stimulate thoughts, ideas and remembered experiences. Favorite track: Kanata.
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The Last Dawn is the first of these two companion albums, and is the "lighter" of the two, thematically and melodically. It contains undoubtedly some of MONO's strongest songs ever, drawing on an array of influences from minimalist film score to vintage shoegaze. It is MONO at their absolute purest, executing an uncanny, unspoken dialogue with each other without the dozens of stringed instruments that have been so prominent throughout their catalog. The songs are also noticeably more efficient – there hasn't been a MONO full-length record to fit on a single slab of vinyl since 2003's One Step More And You Die – and the album benefits immeasurably from this streamlined approach. MONO have always been masters of telling compelling stories without words. But now they've proven they can do it without frills, too.

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released October 24, 2014

MONO:
Takaakira "Taka" Goto - Guitar
Tamaki - Bass, Piano, Glockenspiel
Yoda - Guitar
Yasunori Takada - Drums, Glockenspiel, Timpani

Guest:
Danielle Karppala - Cello
Andrew Simpson - Cello
Emily Grace Karosas - Violin
Walker Konkle - Violin

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

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