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MONOS (DARREN TATE & COLIN POTTER) - Sunny Day in Saginomiya

Format: CD-R
Label & Cat.Number: Fungal 057
Release Year: 2015
Note: tiny re-edition (90 copies) of the long deleted debut album from 2001, two long tracks merging (at times quite concete) field recordings (DAISUKE SUZUKI) and electronics (DARREN TATE, COLIN POTTER) in a highly meditative, ZEN-like way... comes in standard jewel-case with full colour cover, professionally duplicated
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"Bearbeitete field recordings, die eine trancige, verwaschene Atmosphre ausstrahlen, und ein konkreteres Stck mit vielen hellen Metall / Gong / Glas? Klngen... neues Album basierend auf field recordings von D.SUZUKI vom englischen Kultprojekt." [old Drone Rec. info]

"A unique project from the group of Darren Tate and producer Colin Potter. This project features recordings by Daisuke Suzuki (Lost Shadow, Siren Records). One track is based on a field recording and the other on an improvisation with some small objects. The overall tone of the recordings evokes a much more urban sound landscape than on previous Monos releases, but Colin and Darren's careful mixing and embellishment on the records lends a surreal if not slightly sinister atmosphere to the proceedings." [Edition - label info]

"Sunny Day In Saginomiya is a Monos album that originally came out in 2001 on the American label Edition... (yes, the ellipsis is a part of the label's name) and it's been out of print for a very long time. Darren Tate of Monos has just reissued this as a super limited cd-r on his own Fungal imprint. Here's what we had to say about the album way back when:
Darren Tate has been releasing an impressive catalogue of tiny edition cd-rs by his project Monos, which began as a solo project although more recently he has partnered with Colin Potter (who had worked with Tate in the organic drone ensemble Ora). Working in Potter's ICR studios (which has not only produced likeminded work from Organum, Jonathan Coleclough, and Andrew Chalk, but also the Dadaist collages of Nurse With Wound), Monos applied thick patinas of reverb and electric synthesis to a set of field recordings provided by another occasional Ora contributor, Daisuke Suzuki. The first half of the album couples reverb saturated field recordings of birds with some eerie spectral guitar drone work from Darren Tate, recalling some of the early Main albums. The second half is far more Spartan as Monos works their magic on a Daisuke Suzuki recording of bells, gongs, and rattles occasionally marked by ascending delay patterns and gradually overcome by the analog electronics found on Nightfall Sunshine. Quite lovely." [Aquarius Rec]