December 15 2013 – New CD “Cheval Ouvert” by Monno published on idiosyncratics

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This new CD by Berlin-based noise band MONNO  is a powerful though dark and introspective piece of pure sonic radicalism. CHEVAL OUVERT immerses the listener into a brutal typhoon of intense abstraction. A wild ride on a furiously galloping horse that finds itself torn into pieces by human destruction. Monolithic stabs of distorted saxophone, infinite loops of electronic madness and the devastating pairing of a melting low-end bass and mammoth-like drums resulting in a rock solid wall of ancestral evoking frequencies.

Recorded by Roli Mossiman, former Swans drummer and mastermind producer ( Young Gods, The The, Celtic Frost, New Order, Skinny Puppy,..), during some bleak and cold December days in a Polish farm, and mastered by James Plotkin, CHEVAL OUVERT is probably MONNO’s most accomplished achievement to date as well as their most adventurous and challenging opus.

The CD comes with a special digipack brilliantly designed by Barcelona based visual artist and allied Marc O’Callaghan.

“MONNO is one of europe’s most interesting and innovative avant-garde band at the moment” CRYPTIC MADNESS

“A new record by MONNO is always a tectonic event in the world of avant rock. (…) They have left their marks on many music fanatics skin by being unpredictable, consequential and without compromise” MONOCHROME

“The band butter their sandwiches with blood, replenish their thermos with Black-Death whiskey and set out on a trudge through the muddy swamps of sludge, doom and drone.” TOKAFI

“The noise of the end of the world and the silence which follows. MONNO is Philip K. Dick transcribed into sound, Norman Spinrad into sonic textures and J. G Ballard in low-end vibrations” CHMAFU.

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