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Order:

- Temporary Residence Limited (North America)
- Pelagic Records (Europe)
- Magniph (Japan)

About The Album

Rays of Darkness is the first MONO album in 15 years to feature no orchestral instruments whatsoever. That fact alone is remarkable given the band's reputation for sweeping, dramatic instrumentals that recall Oscar-worthy film scores. Instead, Rays of Darkness more closely resembles a jet engine taking off inside a small, crowded auditorium. It is MONO's blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy. The album ends with the smoldering wreckage of distorted guitars and ominous drones playing out a eulogy to the days when MONO shot blinding rays of light through seemingly endless darkness.

Album Sample

Release:

October 24 (EU)
October 27 (UK)
October 28 (North America)
November 5 (Japan)

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MONO’s first-ever darkest 15 seconds music video, created by Animation Director Koji Morimoto who is known for such works as “AKIRA”, “MEMORIES/Mgnetic Rose”, “EXTRA”, “Animatrix” and “Jigenbakudan”. His work continues to lead the animation world by grabbing the audiences in such a drastic way.

  



Order:

- Temporary Residence Limited (North America)
- Pelagic Records (Europe)
- Magniph (Japan)

About The Album

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.

Album Sample

Release:

October 24 (EU)
October 27 (UK)
October 28 (North America)
November 5 (Japan)

Tracks:

Tour Info

Click here to view our latest tour schedule.


A collaboration piece with an award winning film producer Mitsuyo Miyazaki who created such film as "Tsuyako". The final piece will turn into a dance short film entitled "Where We Begin", where the story will be told through a narrative style, but with dance movements with music by MONO. The film follows the life of Sophia, who is in her last hours as she remembers life. It's a story about love, passion and remembering.