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Mono : For My Parents

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Mention of the term “post-rock” these days is enough to strike fear into the heart of most music fans; more so than almost any other genre, it has become a breeding ground for inexcusably lazy bands content to work a single good idea far beyond breaking point. Thirteen years into their career, Japanese quartet Mono are one of the few groups – see also Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai – that continue to push the boundaries of the medium with every release, and their new album For My Parents – out now via Temporary Residence Limited – is their most ambitious yet; a huge, neo-classical symphony featuring strings arranged by guitarist Takaakira Goto and played by the Wordless Music Orchestra. Listen to the cinematic (and aptly titled) “Dream Odyssey”:


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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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