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Old 03-12-2018, 01:24 PM   #1
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Smile MONO

Go ahead, laugh and/or scoff, but this band really did save my life. I've heard it's done the same for others. I was maybe ten months into my stay at the homeless shelter, no front teeth, failing thc tests, going back to jail, my body infested with bugs (hehe). One day I was walking by a little stream and it was like that scene in Siddhartha (LOL b0lly), the dark suicidal one. i saw my life, how futile and pointless it was, how pathetic and abject... only time i really wanted to kill myself. then i put on MONO, Hymn to the Immortal Wind, and found a respite.

This song captures what MONO is all about. I will post more.


 
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:18 PM   #2
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This was actually really soothing, thanks.

 
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:22 PM   #3
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Shalom, friend.

 
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:24 PM   #4
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This one is pure bliss, from their second best album, For My Parents.


 
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:33 PM   #5
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I've always had a weakness for that kind of music, but I think it also reflects on my persona. I wish I could be drawn to happier music overall, I feel like the lack of it over the years may have soured me. Anyway, I'm listening to "One Step More and You Die" right now.

 
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:59 PM   #6
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I've always had a weakness for that kind of music, but I think it also reflects on my persona.
boring post rock?

 
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:12 PM   #7
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:30 AM   #8
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These two are for the weeping of eyes and the gnashing of teeth.

 
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:30 AM   #9
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These songs are all in stereo. Talk about false advertising.

 
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:58 AM   #10
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:11 AM   #11
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i like it, and so does kidling. which means i like it twice as much. <3

 
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:03 PM   #12
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:04 PM   #13
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Labelle MONO as in ONE

Teh Bolly I discovered Alcest when they toured with MONO

ILP thnx.

 
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:07 PM   #14
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Jeremy, who’s the owner of Temporary Residence Ltd., who is also our long-time friend, had his first born. Those heartbeats in the song are in fact the heartbeats of Ely’s before she was born. It’s a symbol of new life. Those sounds are one of the most beautiful sounds in the world.


 
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #15
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Yoda and Takaakira play six strings sitting down. Tamaki plays four strings standing. In heels.

MONO is badass.

 
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:40 PM   #16
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I've seen these guys play a few times and it's always a worthwhile experience.

Except for the most recent occasion, that is. The guitarist that plays seated kept doing this gesture as if he were Willem Dafoe examining a crime scene in Boondock Saints and it irritated me enough to scowl at him in the hopes that a strobe would burn my disapproval into his retinas forever.

 
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boring post rock?
Calm down, you're gaining way too many life-points being a self-indulgent narcissist

 
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:13 PM   #18
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quite calm here, but thanks

 
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:15 AM   #19
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Buzzard I am so jealous. I hope to see them whenever they do their next tour.

 
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:23 AM   #20
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"He watched the heavy sea stretch to the edge of the earth without fail. Its ever-present body was frightening, yet its freedom beautiful. Above the horizon, nothing remained but a moon and sky stained by smoke. Beneath it, abandoned ships rocked back and forth, half sunken and eaten by decay. For endless miles of empty waters, waves swayed in unison as if they were mourning. The earth knew and the boy did too."


 
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:26 AM   #21
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"Under the cold weight of snow, the earth will finally hibernate. It is the miracle of winter. Flakes fall as if they were sent to pause time before the seasons begin again. Some are clumsy, some are graceful, but each knows its landing place on the earth.
The only movement here is that of a young woman searching through the braided pine branches for an opening. Her white dress is camouflaged against the snow. Lost in this dream chamber, she moves through the white powder, running her hands through it to awaken her memory.

Parting the branches, she follows an open path cleared before her, swerving its way to a stone bridge adorned with icicles. Someone is waiting for her there, a gray figure, a stranger, watching her through the shower of white between them. They are uncertain of why they have come but they both long to be here. Although she cannot recognize his face, she knows him somehow. As they stand together, a single ray of light grows from behind, wrapping them in its warmth until they dissipate into it. When she awakes, a cloud of winter air still floats above her. It was just a dream again.

On this morning, a man awakes from the same dream, one that reoccurred so often that he felt incomplete without it at times. It haunted him. When his eyes closed, her face still appeared before him, but not one that he could recognize.

His oldest memory was of being an infant sitting before his family, unable to speak or walk on his own. He cried for days and nights, his small fists clenched, until one day he couldn’t remember why he was so sad anymore. Along with the other children, he learned to laugh and run again. This became his new life, and everything before then seemed no longer his.

The man watches swelling clouds from his window and cannot help but anticipate the arrival of something today. Bodies bustle their way past him as he sits outdoors, but they are like shadows murmuring to one another. They float by unnoticed as his eyes only fall upon a young woman, dressed in white, who stands behind the crowd. He feels comforted, almost relieved by the sight of her, and longs to be near her.

Their eyes lock, a strange longing glance that could not be severed by anything at that moment. Her eyes are like two deep wells of stories, perhaps one he may have heard before. They appear dewy, prepared to overflow.

In the distance, church bells ring. The humming noise and motion of the world seep back in to disturb their peace. If she is a mirage, she will disappear soon, he thinks. But she remains there, motionless. This time is not a dream.

With a final glance at him, the woman slowly vanishes into the sea of bodies. A steady downpour of snow ripples in the wind until he cannot see anything but the movement of white. Chaotic, like a surge of emotion, and yet pure, white, and delicate, the snowstorm remains an enigma to him. As he tastes the snowfall, he sees a single ray of light piercing through a cloud, and he cannot help but smile."


 
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:47 PM   #22
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Buzzard that scathing rapscallion can say what he wants, but Taka is the coolest. He is my favorite guitarist, by a bazillion light years. And he's so pretty!


 
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