Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind

On the cover is illustrated two young individuals, seemlessly floating hand in hand towards the surface of the ocean and far in the distance a school of hammerhead shark shadow the couple. It isn’t a picture of fear and terror, but rather one of togetherness and hope. Concomitant to these feelings are love, passion, determination – these are the symbolic representations this music envelopes the listener with.

I know this came out earlier this year, but i have just revisted the record and am astounded by its weight, its sheer verocity in depth. Mono crafts an album full of epic crescendos, mind boggling walls of sound intertwine with engrossing orchestral sections that send shivers down the spine. Yes, post-rock has been done to death and re-hashed many a time, but in this case Mono have taken what their counterparts only dream of and exploded it ten fold into a journey of epic, monolithic heights.

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2 Responses to “Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind”
  1. Scott says:

    Love that album

  2. Alex says:

    probably the best post-rock album ive heard in years. The genre is getting a bit stale haha.

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