Newtown Social Club
December 7, 2015
"Mesmerizing" and "cinematic" are the adjectives that come to mind when one is asked to describe the epic, vast instrumental landscapes MONO from Japan weaves.
Drawn out crescendos, cascading and repeating, slowly building up until a shrill and thunderous wave of distortion drowns you in an ocean of noise. Phil Spector would have hit the wall.
Oh, My Bloody, shoegazing Valentine!
The upper register of the Glockenspiel, which is an integral part of MONO's instrumentation rather than an ornament, is omnipresent and its chimes add an ethereal quality to the performance, which is enhanced by the intimate setting of the Newtown Social Club.
A MONO show is not a fun show in the traditional sense: The protagonists completely lost in the music, trying to communicate the incommunicable, do not acknowledge the audience and a seated venue would suit them better than a rock'n' roll cave.
Light and its dynamics could play an important role yet the show is devoid of visual stimuli.
The element of MONOtony is prevalent throughout the show as almost every song starts and ends in the same place.
A majestic instrumental band.
Sydney Burlesque Gala 2017 Sydney, Australia Aight, let’s tick off the basics and history lesson first: Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the ... read more
Mesdames et messieurs – welcome to the second installment of our feature on Germany’s Gestalten Verlag: Let’s ease in with a beauty: Best of German Interior Design Eds. Christian Boros, ... read more
Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum Art Gallery of NSW Sydney, Australia In the 17th century Dutch Republic – a newly wealthy and independent nation – ... read more
Super Food Family Classics Jamie Oliver Penguin Books Australia Jamie's Super Food Family Classics is the healthy-eating companion book to the new TV series of Jamie's Super Food. Every ... read more
Locust HouseAdam GnadeThree One G / Pioneer Press This one is short, immersive, dense, turbulent and poignant. A novella-length rumination on a time, a place, and a culture. Less ... read more
Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:
Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.