New Japan
Mono :  Under the Pipal Tree
Cat. # 7237
Released Nov 2001
cd time - 63:51
US Price $16.00
Mono is a young instrumental band from Tokyo combining elements of minimalism,
psychedelia and trance rock to create a distinctive and powerful new sound via John Fahey, Sonic Youth and the Grateful Dead. Austere and intense; their music is simple, beautiful and incredibly direct. Sheets of sound, lyricism, wailing guitars and pounding rhythms evolve slowly, morphing into a ritual of noise and ecstasy. A
remarkable debut from this exciting new Japanese band.
Goto Takaakira: Guitar
Tamaki: Bass
Shika Udai: Cello
Takada Yasunori: Drums
Yoda: Guitar