THE MON - the new solo project by Ufomammut's bassist, synth player, and vocalist, Urlo - presents its debut recordings in the form of the Doppelleben . Decibel Magazine is now streaming the entire album RIGHT HERE
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THE MON, the new solo project by Urlo -- best known as the lead vocalist, bass and synth player in heavy trio Ufomammut -- officially announces its debut albumDoppelleben, due for release on Supernatural Cat on November 8th. An official video for the album’s title track has been issued through a premiere at Revolver Magazine as the artwork, track listing, and more are revealed for the first time.
The artist remarks on the new video he created for the album’s title track, “‘Doppelleben’ is a German word meaning ‘double life.’ The entire album circles around this concept; the idea we become different people over time, we change, sometimes we evolve, sometimes we involve, but the flowing of time is what we have left when we face ourselves. ‘Doppelleben’ is a ‘scary’ song; very introspective. Its video is like an ouroboros; a journey that never ends, it starts again and again."
Revolver offers of the song, “A sprawling ambient number more akin to the work of Allessandro Cortini or Tim Hecker than a doom thunderclap, ‘Doppelleben’ weaves darkly beautiful textures with synths, percussive bells and more — setting a mood of dark mystery and obscured beauty beneath a thick layer of grime.”
Experience THE MON’s “Doppelleben” video through Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
Also view the previously-released video for the album’s “Her” HERE.
Supernatural Cat, the label formed by members of Ufomammut and the Malleus Rock Art Collective, will release Doppelleben on CD, LP, and digital formats on November 8th, the vinyl to be printed with red metallic foil, including a twenty-page booklet with photos and more. Find physical preorders at the label’s webshop HERE and digital via Bandcamp where the previously released singles "Relics," "Souloop," and "Her" are streaming HERE.
Doppelleben Track Listing:
1. Hedy Lamarr
2. Salvator Mundi
3. Hate One I Hate
Where Ufomammut create mind-expanding, heavy psychedelic, almost other-dimensional sounds, The Mon by comparison is far more intimate, looking inward, as Urlo explores and examines his inner most thoughts through music. In his own words, the goal of THE MON is, "to reach the boundaries of a spiritual soundscape in which the music becomes purification and atonement, a way to bring out to the world inside my soul."
Created entirely but Urlo, THE MON builds layers of brooding sounds which sometimes unfurl at a glacial pace and other times lurch with rhythmic propulsion onDoppelleben, each piece distinct, densely packed, and all-consuming in their evocative atmospheres. Analog and electronic instrumentation weaves seamlessly around both instrumental and vocal movements through eight diverse tracks encompassing nearly forty-three minutes of spellbinding music. Doppelleben weaves a creative web of sounds which should entice fans of Ufomammut, John Carpenter, Bobby Beausoleil, Nine Inch Nails, Angelo Badalamenti, and more.
Ufomammut's Urlo, the group's vocalist, bassist and synth player, has unveiled a new solo project under the guise of The Mon. Below, you can check out a video for a new track called 'Her'by Lù (Malleus Rock Art Lab)
The project sees Urlo reining in the expansive, psychedelic elements of his work with Ufomammut for something more introspective, pairing grunge-y guitar with metallic synths and his half-roared vocals.
The aim of the project, Urlo says, is "to reach the boundaries of a spiritual soundscape in which the music becomes purification and atonement, a way to bring out to the world inside my soul".
Just below, you can check out another new track, the first to be revealed from the new moniker, called 'Relics'.
Italy’s sonic alchemists UFOMAMMUT will make their North American return this Spring for a month of live performances, which sees them performing sets at Maryland Deathfest, Northwest Terror Fest, and Sled Island Festival.
Breaking a two-year silence since their last North American incursion, UFOMAMMUT has booked a month of tour dates with New York City-based psychedelic rock act White Hills. The tour begins in Providence on May 23rd, one day before UFOMAMMUT makes their return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore where they’ll perform at Ram’s Head Live with -(16)-, Coven, Gateway To Hell, Khemmis, Mantar, and Today Is The Day. The tour then continues westward to Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle whereUFOMAMMUT and While Hills will join Un, The Drip, Cormorant at Barboza on June 2nd, then trek back across to the East Coast before making a jump back out to Western Canada, ending their trek at Sled Island Festival with 40 Watt Sunn, Deerhoof, Jahn Maus, Mount Erie, Oren Ambarchi & Will Guthrie, and more on the Summer Equinox, June 21st.
5/23/2018 Alchemy – Providence, RI
5/24/2018 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest*
5/25/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/26/2018 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
5/27/2018 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/29/2018 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
5/30/2018 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
6/01/2018 Neurolux – Boise, ID
6/02/2018 Barboza – Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
6/03/2018 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR w/ Usnea
6/05/2018 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
6/06/2018 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/07/2018 Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA
6/08/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
6/09/2018 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
6/11/2018 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
6/13/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN
6/14/2018 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
6/15/2018 529 – Atlanta, GA
6/16/2018 Kings – Raleigh, NC
6/18/2018 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
6/21/2018 Sled Island Festival – Calgary, AB [info]