Thursday, September 6, 2012

Japanese band Mono at Mr. Small's, September 11.

Japanese ambient band Mono will be at Mr. Small's Fun House in Millvale (map) on September 11 at 8 pm. Mr. Smalls says of Mono: "Within the rage of distortion and bombardment of feedback, you are just as likely to experience sadness and beauty." And Wikipedia summarizes:
The band's style of music is influenced by the genres of experimental rock and shoegazing, as well as by both the classical and contemporary classical periods of classical music, and also by noise and minimalism. Mono's sound is characterised by the lead and rhythm guitars of Goto and Yoda respectively, both of whom make extensive use of reverb, distortion and delay effects. The band's live performances are noted for their intensity, both in the playing and in the dynamics.
Here's something from their latest studio album: