Friday, January 15, 2016
004 - 096/100 - "Hymn to the Immortal Wind" by Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind by Mono is a truly spectacular slice of guitar-orientated orchestral-leaning post-rock, one that takes the notion of creating powerful, epic, decidedly cinematic music with rock instrumentation at its heart.
The band’s use of electric guitars, piano, harpsichord, glockenspiel, drums, tympani, and cymbals; as well as full blown orchestration is awe inspiring and simply first class.
I get goosebumps at the end of the opening track - "ashes in the snow" - due to the bombastic percussion. There is something wonderfully transcendent about that ending: the building atmosphere culminates in the climactic ending. Exceptionally beautiful.