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MONO premiere a live video for »Nowhere, Now Here« from their new live album, »Beyond The Past • Live in London with The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra«

Japanese instrumental post-rockers MONO premiere a live video for »Nowhere, Now Here« from their new live album, »Beyond The Past • Live in London with The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra«, set to release on March 19th, 2021 via Pelagic Records (Europe), Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America) and New Noise (China). Performed and recorded live at the Barbican, London, England on December 14th, 2019.

The album will be available on 3xLP and 2xCD with 40-page photo book, and in digital format.

01. God Bless
02. After You Comes The Flood
03. Breathe
04. Nowhere, Now Here
05. Death In Rebirth
06. Dream Odyssey
07. Sorrow
08. Meet Us Where The Night Ends
09. Halcyon (Beautiful Days)
10. Ashes In The Snow
11. Exit In Darkness
12. Com(?)

From Pelagic Records:

For two decades, MONO have defined and re-fined a kind of orchestral rock that is as emotional as it is experimental. Their 10 studio al- bums over those 20 years have established MONO as what Pitchfork described as “one of the most distinctive bands of the 21st Century.” Meanwhile, their live concerts are typically more subdued in instrumentation – and more supercharged in volume and voltage. Rarely is there the opportunity to combine those two experiences. In their 20-year history as a band, MONO have presented no more than a half-dozen live concerts featuring the support of an orchestra. Such events are not only un- usual – they are also unforgettable.

»Beyond the Past • Live in London with The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra« documents MONO’s extraordinary performance from the Beyond The Past event that celebrated the band’s 20th anniversary, which took place at the historic Barbican Centre in London, England on December 14, 2019. For that once-in-a-life-time event, MONO selected a memorable lineup of old and new friends, including fellow Japanese underground icons, Boris and Envy, as well as French post-metal legends, Alcest, and UK collaborators A.A. Williams and Jo Quail. The event culminated with MONO performing with The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra, featuring National Youth String Orchestra to a rapt, sold-out audience of 2,000.

Playing through a two-hour set that touches on the band’s entire history, the sheer euphoria and dynamic resonance that engulfed the massive crowd was captured in brilliant detail by MONO’s live sound engineer, Matt Cook. Meticulously mastered by Bob Weston and presented here in its entire two-hour glory, Beyond the Past is one of the most essential MONO recordings. Packaged in a triple gatefold with accompanying 40-page photo book, this is the rare document of an event that is an event in and of itself.

MONO is:
Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto – Guitar
Tamaki – Bass, Piano
Yoda – Guitar
Dahm – Drums

The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra is:
Damian Iorio – Conductor
Charlotte Howdle – Violin
Quinn Liang – Violin
Matthew Lloyd Wilson – Violin
Stephen Nurse – Violin
Simon Purdy – Violin
Aishwarya Saravanan – Violin
Adam Cubitt – Cello
Elisabeth Elliot – Cello
Aris Sebati – Cello
Rowena Taylor – Cello

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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