New Noise is proud to announce a 7 city China tour for MONO in October 2016 presenting their new album “Requiem for Hell”. Through echoes of beautiful, gentle soft strings and the sudden surge or sound explosions, MONO delivers a new album with supreme dynamics, produced by their long time friend Steve Albini.


Their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship can no longer be sustained by Rock music alone and was praised by British Musical Magazine NME as “This is music for the Gods”.


The 4 – piece instrumental band, formed in Tokyo in 1999, have released 9 studio albums and are being regarded as one of the 4 biggest instrumental bands in the world. The band was praised by breaking boundaries after playing with the World Music Orchestra in New York.


Taka explains: “This album is a series of songs from a flood of inspirations in 2015. After writing song after song and giving them titles, we stumbled upon Dante’s “Divine Comedy” and the story struck a chord with us. “Divine Comedy”’s story about travelling down to Hell, through to purgatory, then from Heaven to reality turned out to be the same theme. This is when we decided to use Gustave Dóre’s illustration from “Divine Comedy”’s last scene as the main cover.”


Mono are primarily a live band, and have toured worldwide several times and played all of the biggest festivals in the world such as Roskilde, Fuji Rock,… Their live show tends to feature intense and emotional playing by the band members, as well as using extreme dynamics in their attempt to create an “unforgettable” live performance.


Throughout their 14-year career, MONO has ascended consistently in both popularity and critical acclaim, with record sales and live show attendance corresponding. Successfully translating their powerful and violently beautiful live performances on record is no easy feat. Despite their albums’ masterful subtleties and majestic walls of noise, the consensus has remained that their transcendent live shows are simply insurmountable.


MONO’s music has been characterised by dynamic, guitar-based instrumental soundscapes, the majority of which are composed by lead guitarist Takaakira Goto, in an attempt to channel and express the emotions of joy and sorrow. The band developed to integrate more complex, orchestral arrangements and instrumentation. Be prepared to have MONO take you on a journey through Pipal Trees and Immortal Winds.


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  • Tickets: 260RMB (door) / 220RMB (presale | on a first-come-first-serve-basis)