MONO have released a video for previously unheard album opener “Legend” from their forthcoming album, For My Parents. The 12 minute epic is paired with unimaginably gorgeous time-lapse photography of Icelandic landscapes by celebrated nature photographer/filmmaker Henry Juh Wah Sun.
The Japanese instrumental rock quartet will be releasing For My Parents on Temporary Residence Ltd on the 3rd September, 2012.
Following the release of their previous album, the highly regarded Hymn To The Immortal Wind, MONO staged a series of sold-out concerts in New York City, Tokyo, London, and Melbourne, all backed by a massive chamber orchestra. Preparing for these unique performances afforded them not only the opportunity to retrofit their back catalogue, but also the inspiration to embrace their organic evolution as a pre-eminent neo classical noise juggernaut. There is no doubting a MONO song when you hear it, and no denying their uncanny ability to feel perfectly at home in both pristine symphony halls and dirty rock clubs. In the way that only MONO can, For My Parents obliterates that divide, showcasing a sensitivity and maturity that simultaneously acknowledges where they came from, and where they are going.
For My Parents is the first MONO album not to feature Steve Albini behind the console since 2003’s Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky. The band chose to work with legendary New York producer, Henry Hirsch, recording in a converted cathedral overlooking the Hudson River, and mixing with long time friend, Fred Weaver in rural Pennsylvania.
Watch the video premiere on Pitchfork
MONO will be coming to the UK at the end of November – dates to be announced shortly.