• About


Takaakira “Taka” Goto: guitar
Tamaki Yuasa: bass
Yasunori Takada: drums
Hideki Suematsu: guitar

Mono, an instrumental quartet, formed in February of 2000 in Tokyo, Japan, and has since piqued interests in both audience and critics alike by staging overwhelming, emotionally splendid, atmospheric performances and recordings. Since their inception, Mono has released eight highly acclaimed and popularly received studio albums, and one epic live recording with The Wordless Music Orchestra in NYC— all showcasing the band's powerful music, which ranges from delicate and ethereal to gigantic and powerful. Within the rage of distortion and bombardment of feedback, listeners are just as likely to experience sadness and beauty, light and darkness, chaos and peace, happiness and melancholy. It is Mono’s ability to combine, intertwine and swing back and forth from two such opposite extremes to create an emotional phantasmagoria that makes this band worth experiencing.


Hey, You. EP (Ten Years 2000)
Under The Pipal Tree (Tzadik 2001)
One Step More And You Die (Arena Rock 2003)
Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered And The Sun Shined (Temporary Residence 2004)
You Are There (Temporary Residence 2006)
Gone (Temporary Residence 2007)
Hymn To The Immortal Wind
For My Parents (2009)

Keep up with Mono online at www.MonoIsHere.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

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