MONO Active

Experimental
Instrumental
Ambient
Post-Rock

Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo, Japan based 4-piece Instrumental Rock band MONO was originally formed in 1999. Their unique approach of combining moving orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise is held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship and the diverse musical palette has eclipsed the Rock genre and exists within its own realm. As British Musical Magazine NME once stated, "this is music for the Gods". A particularly monumental live memory of the band was a special set of shows with a 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne. Their annual world tour consists of around 150 shows. The band has now visited over 59 countries (and counting) and proudly holds the title of being one of the most internationally successful bands in Japan. Both critics and fans of Rock music agree that MONO are one of the best live bands in existence. After releasing 10 successful albums including a live album with an orchestra in New York, the band received the highly regarded award "The Marshall Hawkins Awards: Best Musical Score - Featurette" from the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for their collaborative short film "Where We Begin" in 2015. The band was also nominated for "Ariel Award for Best Original Music Score" for the feature film "The 4th Company" which was released in 2016. Now in 2018, the band welcomes a new drummer Dahm and begins a new journey. Earlier in the year, the band was invited to London's Meltdown Festival as one of the headliners, personally requested by the 2018’s curator Robert Smith of The Cure. The band shared the stage with artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Mogwai and Deftones.

Releases:

Pilgrimage of the Soul Album

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To be released on September 17, 2021

Beyond the Past • Live in London with the Platinum Anniversary Orchestra Live

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Released on March 19, 2021

Scarlet Holliday EP

Released on December 25, 2020

Exit in Darkness (ft A.A. Williams) Split

Released on December 13, 2019

Before The Past • Live From Electrical Audio Album

Released on November 08, 2019

Nowhere Now Here Album

Released on January 25, 2019

Requiem For Hell Album

Released on October 14, 2016

The Last Dawn Album

Released on October 24, 2014

Rays of Darkness Album

Released on October 24, 2014

For My Parents Album

Released on September 04, 2012

Hymn to the Immortal Wind Album

Released on March 04, 2009

You Are There Album

Released on March 05, 2006

Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined Album

Released on April 14, 2004

One Step More and You Die Album

Released on October 02, 2002